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College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 5)

Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee Volunteers Football

Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee Volunteers Football

Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The fifth weekend of the 2020 season was headlined by Alabama's easy win over Texas A&M, Georgia's blowout victory of Auburn, UCF's loss to Tulsa and Iowa State's upset over Oklahoma. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Florida take the top four spots, with Georgia at No. 5 and Notre Dame at No. 6 in the post-Week 5 top 25 rankings. With the fifth week of the 2020 season officially in the books, here are the top 25 teams in college football:

College Football Top 25 Rankings

1. Clemson (3-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Virginia

Tigers ready for showdown against Miami after beating Virginia 41-23 on Saturday night.

2. Alabama (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Texas A&M

Mac Jones throws for 435 yards and four touchdowns as Alabama cruises to a 52-24 win over Texas A&M.

3. Ohio State (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Buckeyes were off in Week 5 and return to action on Oct. 24 versus Nebraska.

4. Florida (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated South Carolina

Kyle Trask has passed for 684 yards and 10 touchdowns to zero interceptions through Florida’s first two games. The Gators still have a few things to clean up on defense going into next week’s game at Texas A&M.

5. Georgia (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Auburn

Improved offensive line and steady play from quarterback Stetson Bennett guided Bulldogs to dominant 27-6 victory over Auburn.

6. Notre Dame (2-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Fighting Irish were off in Week 5 and return to action in Week 6 at home versus Florida State.

7. Penn State (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Nittany Lions are set to begin their 2020 season at Indiana on Oct. 24.

8. Miami (3-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

Miami’s showdown at Clemson is the must-see matchup of Week 6.

9. Oregon (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Ducks are set to begin their 2020 season against Stanford on Nov. 7.

10. Wisconsin (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Badgers open their season against Illinois on Oct. 24.

11. Auburn (1-1)

Week 5 Result: Lost to Georgia

Tigers were dominated in the trenches and on the scoreboard (27-6) in loss to Georgia.

12. Cincinnati (3-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated USF

The Bearcats have allowed only one offensive touchdown over their last two games.

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13. North Carolina (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Boston College

Tar Heels returned to gridiron after two weeks off and held off upset-minded Boston College 26-22. Coach Mack Brown’s team has a huge showdown against Virginia Tech next Saturday.

14. Oklahoma State (3-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Kansas

Huge efforts from receiver Tylan Wallace and running back Chuba Hubbard to go with a standout effort from the defense keep Oklahoma State unbeaten in easy win over Kansas.

15. LSU (1-1)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Vanderbilt

Tigers get back on track with easy 41-7 win at Vanderbilt.

16. Virginia Tech (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Duke

Hokies missing a good chunk of the roster (21 players and two full-time coaches) for the second week in a row, but coach Justin Fuente’s squad used 324 rushing yards to defeat Duke 38-31.

17. Louisiana (3-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

Ragin’ Cajuns game at Appalachian State for Oct. 7 was postponed due to COVID tests.

18. Iowa State (2-1)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Oklahoma

Cyclones jump back into the top 25 after beating Oklahoma in Ames for the first time since 1960.

19. Tennessee (2-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Missouri

The matchup of Tennessee’s offensive line against Georgia’s defense will be a must-see battle next Saturday.

20. SMU (3-0)

Week 5 Result: Defeated Memphis

Mustangs lose receiver Reggie Roberson and running back T.J. McDaniel to injury but pick up a huge win over Memphis to move to 3-0.

21. Texas A&M (1-1)

Week 5 Result: Lost to Alabama

Aggies need to quickly regroup from Saturday’s defeat at Alabama with Florida coming to College Station on Oct. 10.

22. Michigan (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Wolverines are set to open the 2020 season at Minnesota on Oct. 24.

23. Minnesota (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Golden Gophers open the 2020 season against Michigan on Oct. 24.

24. USC (0-0)

Week 5 Result: No Game

The Trojans open the 2020 season against Arizona State on Nov. 7.

25. Mississippi State (1-1)

Week 5 Result: Lost to Arkansas

Bulldogs unable to overcome turnovers or find a way to move the ball consistently against Arkansas’ defense in surprising 21-14 loss.