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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 6


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Posted October 08, 2012 11:23 PM EDT

The upsets shook up the polls -- and the power rankings look a lot different now too. Watch as Charles Davis explains his rankings.

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Florida Gators

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Georgia Bulldogs

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

5-0 - 1/4
Took the week off to heal up . . . and get better. Missouri is next, in Columbia, and the Tide defense will be focused on Mizzou QB James Franklin.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bama Mag
2

6-0 - 1/4
Another week, another very impressive performance by coach Chip Kelly's Ducks. No slow start vs. Washington — that's now nine straight over their bitter rival. They will take this week off, then head to the desert for a Thursday night date with Arizona StExpand Description
Another week, another very impressive performance by coach Chip Kelly's Ducks. No slow start vs. Washington — that's now nine straight over their bitter rival. They will take this week off, then head to the desert for a Thursday night date with Arizona State on Oct. 18.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | eDuck
3

6-0 3 3/16
I know that Florida's schedule includes more impressive victories, but I don't think any of the Gators’ wins was more impressive than the thumping South Carolina put on Georgia on Saturday night. QB Connor Shaw is quietly having a season deserving of postExpand Description
I know that Florida's schedule includes more impressive victories, but I don't think any of the Gators’ wins was more impressive than the thumping South Carolina put on Georgia on Saturday night. QB Connor Shaw is quietly having a season deserving of postseason hardware — a perfect complement for the Gamecocks’ nasty defense.Collapse Description
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4

5-0 8 3/22
From preseason question mark to the No. 4 slot in these rankings, it's been quite the climb for the Gators. It’s all about defense, defense, defense, and Florida essentially beat LSU at the Tigers’ own game on Saturday. Now Florida heads to the Music CityExpand Description
From preseason question mark to the No. 4 slot in these rankings, it's been quite the climb for the Gators. It’s all about defense, defense, defense, and Florida essentially beat LSU at the Tigers’ own game on Saturday. Now Florida heads to the Music City to take on Vanderbilt, who is no one's "gimme" any longer. Right, Missouri?Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Fightin Gators
5

5-0 4 5/14
One of the best wins of the weekend, the Mountaineers went on the road and beat Texas in a thriller. I saw it live, and yes, that Geno Smith kid IS all he's cracked up to be (and then some). But be careful at Texas Tech on Saturday, WVU.
Home | Stats | Schedule | Blue Gold News
6

5-0 2 1/23
Remember how in the preseason we all wondered just how the Fighting Irish could handle the behemoth that was their schedule?! Quite nicely, say the Irish after dispatching a formerly strong program in Miami. They host Stanford on Saturday, and "Force willExpand Description
Remember how in the preseason we all wondered just how the Fighting Irish could handle the behemoth that was their schedule?! Quite nicely, say the Irish after dispatching a formerly strong program in Miami. They host Stanford on Saturday, and "Force will be met with force."Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Irish Eyes
7

6-0 4 3/16
The Big Ten has decreed that Ohio State CAN win the Leaders Division title, but it still can't play in the conference title game or go to a bowl. No matter to the Bucks — they are fast proving to be the class of the conference. Is anyone truly surprised tExpand Description
The Big Ten has decreed that Ohio State CAN win the Leaders Division title, but it still can't play in the conference title game or go to a bowl. No matter to the Bucks — they are fast proving to be the class of the conference. Is anyone truly surprised that Urban Meyer has them rolling this fast?Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Buckeye Sports
8

5-0 1 2/23
This is NOT FAIR in the immortal words of a young friend of mine, but I only dropped K-State because of the impressive wins of other teams, not due to performance. On Saturday, the Wildcats forced five Kansas turnovers. They’re at Iowa State this week — aExpand Description
This is NOT FAIR in the immortal words of a young friend of mine, but I only dropped K-State because of the impressive wins of other teams, not due to performance. On Saturday, the Wildcats forced five Kansas turnovers. They’re at Iowa State this week — another dangerous Big 12 road game. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Kstate Fans
9

4-0 6 6/20
Yes, the Beavers are in my Top 10, and I believe they have earned it. Most of the country has difficulty believing, but they know how to win games in 2012. Jordan Poyer had three interceptions and is fast becoming a name that is discussed nationally. Now Expand Description
Yes, the Beavers are in my Top 10, and I believe they have earned it. Most of the country has difficulty believing, but they know how to win games in 2012. Jordan Poyer had three interceptions and is fast becoming a name that is discussed nationally. Now the next challenge awaits in Provo in the form of BYU.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Beaver Football
10

4-1 3 1/21
Had to scramble at Utah last Thursday night, but once the Trojans got untracked they put it on the Utes. Another roadie this week, this time to Washington. Head coaches Lane Kiffin (USC) and Steve Sarkisian (Washington) are best buddies, but Coach Kiff puExpand Description
Had to scramble at Utah last Thursday night, but once the Trojans got untracked they put it on the Utes. Another roadie this week, this time to Washington. Head coaches Lane Kiffin (USC) and Steve Sarkisian (Washington) are best buddies, but Coach Kiff pulled a successful fake punt on Sark last year. Scandalous!Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | SC Playbook
11

5-1 7 2/13
The addition of QB Zach Mettenberger in 2012 was supposed to cure all that ailed the LSU offense in 2011. But against Florida, just 42 rush yards and 1-for-13 on third down suggest otherwise. A visit from a fired-up, and fully capable, South Carolina awaiExpand Description
The addition of QB Zach Mettenberger in 2012 was supposed to cure all that ailed the LSU offense in 2011. But against Florida, just 42 rush yards and 1-for-13 on third down suggest otherwise. A visit from a fired-up, and fully capable, South Carolina awaits.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Tiger Sports Digest
12

4-1 2 10/20
Back-to-back weeks of exciting games for the Longhorns. They out-gritted Oklahoma State the previous week on the road, and took West Virginia to the limit at home before losing. This football team is better than good, and it continues to improve behind soExpand Description
Back-to-back weeks of exciting games for the Longhorns. They out-gritted Oklahoma State the previous week on the road, and took West Virginia to the limit at home before losing. This football team is better than good, and it continues to improve behind sophomore QB David Ash. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Longhorn Digest
13

5-1 10 3/13
Absorbed a thrashing at South Carolina that will lower expectations in a hurry, but I caution you to not count out the ’Dogs just yet. They will get a week off and then "get right" the following week at Kentucky . . . before a shot at redemption against FExpand Description
Absorbed a thrashing at South Carolina that will lower expectations in a hurry, but I caution you to not count out the ’Dogs just yet. They will get a week off and then "get right" the following week at Kentucky . . . before a shot at redemption against Florida on Oct. 27. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Dawg Post
14

3-1 5 6/19
I heard plenty of chatter that the Sooners were ripe for Texas Tech, and that the Oklahoma aura was not the same. Did anyone see the defensive effort from OU in Lubbock, where the Sooners had not won since 2003? Three interceptions, including one returnedExpand Description
I heard plenty of chatter that the Sooners were ripe for Texas Tech, and that the Oklahoma aura was not the same. Did anyone see the defensive effort from OU in Lubbock, where the Sooners had not won since 2003? Three interceptions, including one returned for a TD, serve notice to Texas that it's the same old Sooners that the Longhorns will see in Dallas on Saturday. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Sooners Illustrated
15

5-1 10 5/15
I never put FSU higher than No. 5 because I just didn't trust the Seminoles. Sometimes my instincts are actually correct, as North Carolina State put a big dent in coach Jimbo Fisher and his team’s national championship hopes with a late TD. But, the ACC Expand Description
I never put FSU higher than No. 5 because I just didn't trust the Seminoles. Sometimes my instincts are actually correct, as North Carolina State put a big dent in coach Jimbo Fisher and his team’s national championship hopes with a late TD. But, the ACC can still be Florida State's to claim.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Nole Digest
16

5-1 - 8/20
Commendable win over Georgia Tech, and Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has really impressed me with his offseason body "makeover." He's sleeker, stronger and in better condition, which improves his overall play (not to mention his improved mental agility). He put upExpand Description
Commendable win over Georgia Tech, and Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has really impressed me with his offseason body "makeover." He's sleeker, stronger and in better condition, which improves his overall play (not to mention his improved mental agility). He put up 397 yards and a pair of scores through the air against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, and added a rushing TD to boot.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | CU Tigers
17

5-0 - 10/24
A good week off for one of the favorites for the Big East title. If you want to beat them, you have to maximize your opportunities because there won't be many of them since the Cards average nearly 35 minutes per game in time of possession, and convert 56Expand Description
A good week off for one of the favorites for the Big East title. If you want to beat them, you have to maximize your opportunities because there won't be many of them since the Cards average nearly 35 minutes per game in time of possession, and convert 56 percent of their third downs. They head to Pitt on Saturday. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Inside The Ville
18

5-0 - 13/24
The Bulldogs are now 5-0 for the fifth time in school history. An Oct. 27 showdown at Alabaman looms, and MSU can go ahead and dream about it, as this team is capable of handling Tennessee and Middle Tennessee in the next two weeks (but be very careful wExpand Description
The Bulldogs are now 5-0 for the fifth time in school history. An Oct. 27 showdown at Alabaman looms, and MSU can go ahead and dream about it, as this team is capable of handling Tennessee and Middle Tennessee in the next two weeks (but be very careful with those Vols).Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Gene's Page
19

4-1 3 5/24
After the loss at Washington to end September, the buzz had quieted around The Farm. But, after a mammoth comeback win over Arizona in OT on Saturday, coach David Shaw has his team thinking big thoughts on its way to South Bend to confront the undefeated Expand Description
After the loss at Washington to end September, the buzz had quieted around The Farm. But, after a mammoth comeback win over Arizona in OT on Saturday, coach David Shaw has his team thinking big thoughts on its way to South Bend to confront the undefeated Irish on Saturday. Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | The Bootleg
20

5-0 4 19/25
First-year head coach Kyle Flood has his Scarlet Knights running the ball (Jawan Jamison has six straight games over 100 yards), and taking it away (four interceptions vs. UConn). They will be a big factor in the Big East race, and they should remain undeExpand Description
First-year head coach Kyle Flood has his Scarlet Knights running the ball (Jawan Jamison has six straight games over 100 yards), and taking it away (four interceptions vs. UConn). They will be a big factor in the Big East race, and they should remain undefeated after Syracuse this week.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Scarlet Report
21

0-0 - 6/23
The Aggies are a blown second-half lead against Florida from being ranked much higher. Frosh QB Johnny "The Bro" Manziel has been a revelation with his arm and his feet. A postponed match with undefeated Louisiana Tech that was supposed to be the season oExpand Description
The Aggies are a blown second-half lead against Florida from being ranked much higher. Frosh QB Johnny "The Bro" Manziel has been a revelation with his arm and his feet. A postponed match with undefeated Louisiana Tech that was supposed to be the season opener for both teams awaits on Saturday.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Aggie Websider
22

4-0 3 21/25
Did what good teams are supposed to do — jump on an overmatched foe (the Bearcats trounced Miami (OH) 52-14 on Saturday). 4-0 should easily become 6-0 before a trip to Louisville for a Friday night battle that could decide the Big East on Oct. 26. The QB Expand Description
Did what good teams are supposed to do — jump on an overmatched foe (the Bearcats trounced Miami (OH) 52-14 on Saturday). 4-0 should easily become 6-0 before a trip to Louisville for a Friday night battle that could decide the Big East on Oct. 26. The QB is Munchie Legaux. OK, I just wanted to "say" Munchie Legaux, but he is their catalyst . . . so, one more time . . . Munchie Legaux!Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bearcat Insider
23

0-0 - 17/24
After a tough 17-13 loss to Michigan State in the season opener, the Broncos have done what they usually do, and that's win. That streak currently stands at four straight, and I'm predicting the streak gets to 10 before the final clash at Nevada on Dec. 1Expand Description
After a tough 17-13 loss to Michigan State in the season opener, the Broncos have done what they usually do, and that's win. That streak currently stands at four straight, and I'm predicting the streak gets to 10 before the final clash at Nevada on Dec. 1.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Bronco Country
24

0-0 - 19/24
Head coach Sonny Dykes has his Bulldogs playing "high, wide, and handsome," (and undefeated at 5-0). After taking care of teams from the Big 10 (Illinois) and the ACC (Virginia), La. Tech gets its shot at the SEC this week in Shreveport against streaking Expand Description
Head coach Sonny Dykes has his Bulldogs playing "high, wide, and handsome," (and undefeated at 5-0). After taking care of teams from the Big 10 (Illinois) and the ACC (Virginia), La. Tech gets its shot at the SEC this week in Shreveport against streaking Texas A&M. Win that one, and the Bulldogs should go undefeated.Collapse Description
Home | Stats | Schedule | Here Come the Dawgs
25

0-0 - 24/25
Thought I forgot about you, coach Frank Solich and your Bobcats? No, but you have the right to arch an eyebrow as your season-opening win at Penn State is looking better and better with each passing Nittany Lions win. Ohio is now 6-0 (after a 10-4 campaigExpand Description
Thought I forgot about you, coach Frank Solich and your Bobcats? No, but you have the right to arch an eyebrow as your season-opening win at Penn State is looking better and better with each passing Nittany Lions win. Ohio is now 6-0 (after a 10-4 campaign last season), and I don't see a team left on its schedule against which it would not be favored. Collapse Description
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