College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 5 – Sporting News

  • October 3, 2022

The top 25 college football teams were subject to upsets and close calls alike in Week 5.
Several top-25 teams barely avoided disaster against lower-ranked or unranked competition. It started early in the day with No. 2 Alabama, which overcame the loss of Bryce Young and a 23-point third quarter by No. 20 Arkansas to beat the Razorbacks 49-26 on the road with backup Jalen Milroe.
Top-ranked Georgia nearly lost to unranked Missouri, taking its first lead late in the fourth quarter in what would be a 26-22 victory over the Tigers. And No. 5 Clemson got everything it could handle from No. 10 N.C. State, ultimately upending the Wolfpack 30-20 in a game that featured gritty play by both sides.
No. 7 Kentucky suffered its first loss of the season, falling on the road to unbeaten, 14th-ranked Ole Miss (thanks, in part, to several Wildcats miscues). Rebels coach Lane Kiffin took no prisoners after the game; he trolled Kentucky and its quarterback, Will Levis, following Ole Miss’ 22-19 win.
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Those weren’t the only games involving top-25 teams that produced surprising results. No. 9 Oklahoma State avenged its Big 12 championship game loss to No. 16 Baylor with a 36-25 win; Mississippi State beat No. 17 Texas A&M 42-24; TCU beat No. 18 Oklahoma 55-24; and No. 22 Wake Forest gave No. 23 Florida State its first loss, 31-21.
With that, The Sporting News looks at the latest AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings for Week 6:
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 140; LSU 89; Florida State 74; Florida 41; Washington State 38; Maryland 37; James Madison 30; Minnesota 23; Texas 22; Texas A&M 20; Air Force 20; Oklahoma 19; Coastal Carolina 11; Purdue 10; North Carolina 9; Tulane 6; Notre Dame 5; Illinois 3; UCF 2; Pitt 1; Duke 1
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Others receiving votes: Washington State 91; Baylor 88; Florida State 78; Arkansas 76; James Madison 39; Florida 37; Maryland 25; Coastal Carolina 17; Minnesota 14; Tulane 9; Illinois 6; North Carolina 5; Texas A&M 4; Purdue 2; Oklahoma 2