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The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 5

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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.

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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

Alabama (17)

5-0

425

1

2

Oregon

5-0

405

2

3

Florida State

5-0

385

3

4

LSU

5-0

370

4

5

Georgia

5-0

362

5

6

West Virginia

4-0

332

6

7

South Carolina

5-0

328

7

8

Kansas State

4-0

294

10

9

Notre Dame

4-0

290

9

10

Texas

4-0

275

11

11

Florida

4-0

269

12

12

USC

3-1

221

13

13

TCU

4-0

210

14

14

Clemson

4-1

201

15

15

Oklahoma

2-1

181

16

16

Stanford

3-1

166

8

17

Louisville

5-0

143

17

18

Nebraska

4-1

131

20

19

Oregon State

3-0

118

21

20

Mississippi State

4-0

102

19

21

Northwestern

5-0

74

23

22

UCLA

4-1

52

24

23

Texas A&M

3-1

49

25

24

Cincinnati

3-0

34

-

25

Rutgers

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.