The Rules: No Bias, No Bull College Football Rankings
I cannot remember a time where there were so many elite teams in college football. You could make a case for seven teams to be #1 right now. Week 5 in college football provided no separation between the teams in the College Football Top 10 Power Rankings Week 6 As it Should Be. Every single AP top 25 team won except the loser of the two top 25 games and Cal, who lost their quarterback. I was hoping for chaos, and all I got was chalk.
There is no more unbiased ranking out there than Unafraid Show’s College Football Top 10 Rankings Week 6. I get criticized from time to time by people who only want to see the college football world through the lens of the AP Poll. These rankings are not going to look like the AP Poll. Open your eyes to see a different view of evaluating the top 10. Most polls including the College Football Playoff Committee give college blueblood teams a massive “benefit of the doubt.” I don’t believe in that. Teams are ranked by the correct criteria: quality wins, schedule played, and dominance. After the preseason rankings, only games played matter. No consideration is given for future games.
I re-rank the top 10 every Sunday from scratch. The previous week’s rankings do not factor into the next week. So, the rankings will change, sometimes drastically every week because we will have new information. So make sure to come back every Sunday. For reference, you can check College Football Top 10 Power Rankings Week 5.
College Football Top 10 Rankings Week 6:
Next Up: Penn State, Florida, Notre Dame, Washington
10. Oregon Ducks (3-1)
Last Week: IDLE
Oregon still has hopes of making the CFB Playoff. They will need to finish the season 12-1 with a Pac-12 championship.
9. Wisconsin Badgers (4-0)
Last Week: 24-15 (W) Northwestern
A win is a win, but eww. Wisconsin got NO style points for this win. To make it even worse, the game was boring. I am not sold on the Badgers as a top 10 team yet because Michigan may have been overrated. They will have a chance to set the record straight on October 26th against Ohio State.
8. Texas Longhorns (3-1)
Last Week: IDLE
Any weekend you don’t lose is a good weekend. Next week the Longhorns get a tuneup against Kansas before playing the Oklahoma Sooners. It’s time for Texas to cowboy up and prove they are really back.
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7. Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0)
Last Week: 48-7 (W) Nebraska
Ohio State looks phenomenal. It is really six in one hand and half a dozen in the other between the top seven. It looks as if Ryan Day is doing what Lincoln Riley is doing at Oklahoma. He is taking over for a legendary coach, but elevating the program. At this point, I don’t see anyone in the Big Ten competing with them, even Wisconsin. But Penn State is creeping in the shadows and moving in silence.
6. Oklahoma Sooners (4-0)
Last Week: 55-16 (W) Texas Tech
Lincoln Riley’s squad has punched a hole in every one of their opponents in 2019. It seems that this third iteration of one year quarterback at Oklahoma is the best. Jalen Hurts is already exceeding the outrageous stats that Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray put up. I’m ready for the Red River Shootout.
5. Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0)
Last Week: 59-31 (W) at Ole Miss
Tua Tagovioloa is breaking records and cementing his place amongst the all-time college football greats. Ole Miss was nothing more than a speedbump in the way of Alabama being 5-0.
I am still extremely frustrated that Bama is so good and so talented but we have to watch them play four games they could roll their helmets out and win.
4. Georgia Bulldogs (4-0)
Last Week: IDLE
I cannot believe there are people that still have Alabama ranked ahead of Georgia. Those people site the past and history, but it’s 2019. In 2019, Georgia has looked great and beat Notre Dame while Bama has zero quality wins. We will find out who is better later, but for now, UGA has earned a better ranking.
3. LSU (4-0)
Last Week: IDLE
Aside from the Texas game, the schedule has been extremely light for LSU. But, everything I have seen from Joe Burrow makes me a believer. This should be an epic showdown in the SEC West this season.
2. Auburn (5-0)
Last Week: 56-23 (W) Miss St
Auburn has done nothing but get better each week. Their true freshman QB Bo Nix had his best game of the season. He passed for 335 yards, 2 touchdowns and added 56 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Tigers have already defeated Oregon and Texas A&M. Who has two better wins… Nobody.
1. Clemson Tigers (5-0)
Last Week: 21-20 (W) at North Carolina
Clemson escapes North Carolina… Is this their Syracuse game from last year or is this an indication the Tigers can be beaten?
UNC is much improved but this was an UGLY win. Trevor Lawrence has not looked as NFL ready as we thought last season. I believe Clemson is just having a national championship hangover and will rebound big from this scare. However, they cannot be ranked based on potential. Had UGA or LSU played and put a great performance together, they may have fallen from the #1 spot.