Top 25 Power Rankings — Week 5

Published on Sunday, 9/22/13, at 5:50 p.m. Eastern.

By Brian Edwards

1-Alabama — Better be ready for the upstart Rebels.
2-Oregon — Ducks had open date before Saturday’s home game vs. Cal.
3-LSU — The ‘over’ is 4-0 for LSU. Mettenberger returns to Athens w/ 10/1 TD-INT ratio.
4-Clemson — Tigers allowed backdoor cover in Thursday’s win at N.C. St.
5-Georgia — Sloppy performance in non-covering win over North Texas in a look-ahead spot.
6-Stanford — Cardinal dominated Arizona St. in its Pac-12 opener.
7-South Carolina – Gamecocks favored at UCF. They are 7-5-2 ATS as road faves under Spurrier.
8-Texas A&M — Aggies have covered the number in 3 straight. Next: at Arky.
9-FSU — Another lay-up game Saturday at Boston College.
10-UCLA — Bruins are averaging 52.7 PPG. They have an open date before Thursday game at Utah.
11-Ohio St. — Bucks opened as 7.5-point home favorite vs. Wisconsin.
12-Louisville — Cardinals cruised to easy win and cover vs. FIU.
13-Florida – QB Jeff Driskel is done for the season. The job now belongs to junior Tyler Murphy.
14-Baylor — This offense is ridiculous.
15-Oklahoma — Huge revenge game at Notre Dame, which won 30-13 LY in Norman.
16-Northwestern — Star RB Venric Mark has missed 3 straight games.
17-Ole Miss — Rebels had open date ahead of trip to Bryant-Denny. Will CB Charles Sawyer play?
18-Miami — ‘Canes should be 4-0 going into Oct. 5 home game vs. Ga. Tech.
19-Oklahoma St. –Cowboys venture into Morgantown following bye week.
20-Wisconsin — Badgers go to The ‘Shoe for their biggest game of the season.
21-Texas Tech — Red Raiders failed to cover for the first time in 33-7 win over Texas St.
22-Maryland — C.J. Brown has led Terps to 4-0 record both SU and ATS.
23-Michigan — Fortunate to still be unbeaten.
24-Central Florida — Big game against South Carolina. Louisville will be rooting for UCF.
25-Ga. Tech — Yellow Jackets rallied to win and cover vs. UNC.

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