The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 5

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As voted on by 17 coaching legends

<p> As voted on by 17 coaching legends.</p>

The top seven teams in the Legends Poll remained unchanged this week, setting the table for a top 10 SEC showdown next week at South Carolina.

The 7th-ranked Gamecocks take on No. 5 Georgia, which outlasted Tennessee in a 51-44 shootout this weekend.

“Right now I think Georgia is a better football team, more balanced,” former Bulldog coach Vince Dooley said. “They’ve got great balance with Gurley at tailback and obviously Murray at quarterback. Gurley’s leading the conference in rushing and his backup isn’t too bad either.”

No. 1 Alabama received all 17 first-place votes for the third straight week after a 33-14 victory over Ole Miss.

Oregon, Florida State and LSU stayed put in the top 5 as well.

West Virginia’s Geno Smith continued his Heisman campaign, throwing for nearly 700 yards and eight touchdowns as the Mountaineers remained at No. 6 in the rankings.

Stanford dropped out of the top 10 after a Thursday night upset at Washington, allowing Kansas State to move past 9th-ranked Notre Dame for the No. 8 spot.

No. 10 Texas hung on to beat Oklahoma State, 41-36, and made its first top 10 appearance of the season.

Florida, USC, TCU, Clemson and Oklahoma followed Texas and each moved up a spot this week. Stanford fell eight spots to No. 16.

No. 17 Louisville remained unbeaten and was followed by Nebraska, Oregon State and Mississippi State.

Newcomers to the Legends Poll this week were Cincinnati and Rutgers.

Michigan State fell out of the top 25 this week, and despite a 32-29 win over New Mexico, Boise State dropped out of the rankings as well.

To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll

THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25

RK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RK
1 AlabamaAlabama (17) 5-0 425 1
2 OregonOregon 5-0 405 2
3 Florida StateFlorida State 5-0 385 3
4 LSULSU 5-0 370 4
5 GeorgiaGeorgia 5-0 362 5
6 West VirginiaWest Virginia 4-0 332 6
7 South CarolinaSouth Carolina 5-0 328 7
8 Kansas StateKansas State 4-0 294 10
9 Notre DameNotre Dame 4-0 290 9
10 TexasTexas 4-0 275 11
11 FloridaFlorida 4-0 269 12
12 USCUSC 3-1 221 13
13 TCUTCU 4-0 210 14
14 ClemsonClemson 4-1 201 15
15 OklahomaOklahoma 2-1 181 16
16 StanfordStanford 3-1 166 8
17 LouisvilleLouisville 5-0 143 17
18 NebraskaNebraska 4-1 131 20
19 Oregon StateOregon State 3-0 118 21
20 Mississippi StateMississippi State 4-0 102 19
21 NorthwesternNorthwestern 5-0 74 23
22 UCLAUCLA 4-1 52 24
23 Texas A&MTexas A&M 3-1 49 25
24 CincinnatiCincinnati 3-0 34 -
25 RutgersRutgers 4-0 24 -
 

* The Legends Poll voting process is exactly what the BCS is trying to create and Athlon will bring it to you as the de facto Selection Committee for fans to follow over the next two seasons, allowing you to see how the Selection Committee will operate from 2014 onward.  You can see the entire Poll at www.legendschannel.com.

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