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CHARLES DAVIS'   A former defensive back at Tennessee, Charles Davis is the lead college football analyst for FOX Sports.

CFB Power Rankings Week 5


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Posted October 02, 2012 01:46 PM EDT

LSU takes a tumble down to No. 4 as Alabama just keeps rolling. Watch as Charles Davis explains his rankings.

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Texas Longhorns

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Stanford Cardinal

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

5-0 - 1/4
Challenged for a few seconds by Ole Miss, 'Bama flexed its muscles and moved on. After losing an RB and WR for the season, potential test awaits this week at Missouri.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bama Mag
2

5-0 1 1/4
The past two weeks, Arizona and Washington State have played into the second half with Oregon, and then had their hopes crushed by a typical Ducks explosion. Oregon faces annual grudge match with Washington this week.
Home | Stats | Schedule | eDuck
3

5-0 1 3/13
The Bulldogs outlasted Tennessee with some big plays in the second half, and their frosh RB tandem of Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley is awfully impressive. Saturday brings a huge SEC East showdown with South Carolina.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Dawg Post
4

5-0 2 2/13
While the Tigers have not been aesthetically pleasing the past couple of weeks, they did feel better about QB Zach Mettenberger's passing this week. Another huge SEC battle this weekend as LSU visits Florida.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Tiger Sports Digest
5

5-0 - 5/15
Well done FSU. Way to follow the Clemson win with a workmanlike effort at USF in sloppy conditions. Heading to NC State should be another assignment the 'Noles can handle.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Nole Digest
6

5-0 - 3/16
QB Connor Shaw's toughness should never be questioned, and his play continues to open eyes. RB Marcus Lattimore also appears to be rounding into form. But to beat Georgia, the onus will be on the Gamecocks' run defense.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gamecock Anthem
7

4-0 1 2/23
After a week off, the Wildcats have their Sunflower Showdown at home against Kansas, and things should continue to roll on for the guys in purple.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Kstate Fans
8

4-0 1 1/23
It's time for the "Shamrock Series" game for the Irish, and this week they meet the Miami Hurricanes in Chicago, resplendent in a gaudy helmet that the kids love … and the alumni hate. But, the alums love winning, and Notre Dame has done plenty of that inExpand Description
It's time for the "Shamrock Series" game for the Irish, and this week they meet the Miami Hurricanes in Chicago, resplendent in a gaudy helmet that the kids love … and the alumni hate. But, the alums love winning, and Notre Dame has done plenty of that in 2012.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Irish Eyes
9

4-0 1 5/14
Geno Smith's right arm is now a state treasure, and Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and J.D. Woods form a WR trio that takes a back seat to no one. The Mountaineers head to Texas for a Big 12 game that has the country buzzing.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Blue Gold News
10

4-0 5 10/20
The Longhorns had been in search of a recent "signature win," and they got it at Oklahoma State last week. And now here comes turbo-powered West Virginia. Slowing down WVU's air assault will be the province of DEs Jackson Jeffcoat and Alex Okafor.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Longhorn Digest
11

5-0 3 3/16
The Buckeyes cannot play in the Big Ten championship game, but they can decide who does. What a gritty win on the road at Michigan State last week. Now, they welcome Nebraska to Columbus.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Buckeye Sports
12

4-0 1 3/22
They had an open week to prepare for LSU's visit, and what was once trepidation in the state has been replaced by serious optimism. QB Jeff Driskel improves weekly for the Gators, and he appears ready to take on one of the best defenses in the country.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Fightin Gators
13

3-1 1 1/21
Took Saturday off before heading to Salt Lake City to visit Utah, and the Trojans have the national stage to themselves on Thursday night, but they have to block DT Star Lotulelei in order to run their potent offense.
Home | Stats | Schedule | SC Playbook
14

4-0 3 10/14
Had five interceptions in their win at SMU to run their unbeaten streak to 12. Not an easy assignment this week having to head to Iowa State, which under coach Paul Rhoads always stuns at least one ranked opponent per year.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Horned Frog Blitz
15

3-0 3 6/20
While their first three wins (Wisconsin, at UCLA, at Arizona) won't make them forget "The Giant Killers" team of the late ‘60s in Corvallis, there is a sense this 2012 edition could be special. But the Beavers have to be careful of Mike Leach's improving Expand Description
While their first three wins (Wisconsin, at UCLA, at Arizona) won't make them forget "The Giant Killers" team of the late ‘60s in Corvallis, there is a sense this 2012 edition could be special. But the Beavers have to be careful of Mike Leach's improving Washington State team this week.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Beaver Football
16

4-1 4 8/20
The Tigers handled their business on the road at Boston College, again without soph WR Sammy Watkins. He's expected back this week for the Georgia Tech game, and Clemson has payback for last year on the agenda.
Home | Stats | Schedule | CU Tigers
17

5-0 - 10/24
If the Cardinals are able to dry out after their Noah's Ark game at Southern MIss (and they showed character coming back in those conditions), they should be fine heading to Pittsburgh on Oct. 13
Home | Stats | Schedule | Inside The Ville
18

4-0 3 13/24
Another team that had last weekend off. Now they gear up to head to Kentucky, where the word "beleaguered" is being bandied about. The Bulldogs are 1-2 after an open date under coach Dan Mullen.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gene's Page
19

2-1 - 6/19
The Sooners had an open week before the Kansas State game, and the result was less than desired. They try it again this week, heading to Texas Tech, which looks like it is playing a bit of defense now to go along with QB Seth Doege's tremendous ability toExpand Description
The Sooners had an open week before the Kansas State game, and the result was less than desired. They try it again this week, heading to Texas Tech, which looks like it is playing a bit of defense now to go along with QB Seth Doege's tremendous ability to move the ball in the air. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Sooners Illustrated
20

5-0 2 20/24
I'm a big believer in the Wildcats under coach Pat Fitzgerald, and QB/WR/RB Kain Colter has really elevated his play. It's now time to play for keeps. A game at Penn State starts things off
Home | Stats | Schedule | Purple Wildcats
21

4-1 3 14/24
The Bruins got back on the beam with a healthy helping of Colorado to fortify them this past week. They head to Cal this week, and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin will seek to set the tone early on the ground.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bruin Report Online
22

3-1 15 5/24
This is a tremendous tumble in the rankings, but that was not a pretty game last Thursday at Washington. I expect the Cardinal to bounce back at home against Arizona, and QB Josh Nunes is seeking to bounce back after a bumpy game.
Home | Stats | Schedule | The Bootleg
23

0-0 - 12/24
Back into my rankings with a "gut check," come-from-behind win at home against Wisconsin. That is one of the best wins in the Bo Pelini era, and now they have to follow it up with a bigger game ... at Ohio State on Saturday. Fortunately, RB Rex Burkhead iExpand Description
Back into my rankings with a "gut check," come-from-behind win at home against Wisconsin. That is one of the best wins in the Bo Pelini era, and now they have to follow it up with a bigger game ... at Ohio State on Saturday. Fortunately, RB Rex Burkhead is healthy and ready.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Big Red Report
24

4-0 1 19/25
Excellent win on the road at Arkansas (I know, the Hogs are not even close to who we thought they were, but that's still a win on SEC soil) led to an open week, which leads to what should be a win on the road at UConn. I'm digging the new silver helmets tExpand Description
Excellent win on the road at Arkansas (I know, the Hogs are not even close to who we thought they were, but that's still a win on SEC soil) led to an open week, which leads to what should be a win on the road at UConn. I'm digging the new silver helmets the Knights are sporting.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Scarlet Report
25

0-0 - 21/25
In case the nation has not gotten the memo yet, Cincinnati is a place where great coaches build and maintain programs (see Dantonio, Mark, and Kelly, Brian). Introducing, Jones, Butch. Big win over Virginia Tech in Landover, MD, and now they welcome in thExpand Description
In case the nation has not gotten the memo yet, Cincinnati is a place where great coaches build and maintain programs (see Dantonio, Mark, and Kelly, Brian). Introducing, Jones, Butch. Big win over Virginia Tech in Landover, MD, and now they welcome in the real "Cradle of Coaches" school, Miami, OHCollapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bearcat Insider

 

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