NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 6

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

Following a 55-16 dismantling of Cal, the Oregon Ducks retain the top spot in the Power Rankings. The Oklahoma Sooners are big movers this week - up to No. 7 after a 35-21 victory at Notre Dame.

NCF Power Rankings

Week 6 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings Oregon 4-0
(4-0-0)
-25.0 The Ducks are averaging 60 points per game, and they have rolled over the competition so far. Oregon has another easy game this week in Colorado, but they will be tested the following Saturday in Washington.
2 2 no change in rankings Alabama 4-0
(2-2-0)
-24.5 The Crimson Tide pitched a shutout in a 25-0 win over Ole Miss this Saturday. Alabama just doesn't look quite as dominant as they did last year though.
3 3 no change in rankings Stanford 4-0
(2-2-0)
-24.0 The Cardinal throttled the Washington State Cougars this week, scoring 55 points on the road in a 55-17 win in Washington. There aren't many easy games left on the schedule for Stanford though, and they face the Huskies next week.
4 4 no change in rankings Clemson 4-0
(2-2-0)
-23.5 Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd is getting mentioned in the Heisman race. He's thrown nearly 1000 yards and nine TDs without an interception during Clemson's 4-0 start.
5 6 move up in rankings1 Ohio State 5-0
(3-1-1)
-22.0 After a 31-24 victory over a very good Wisconsin team, you can't say the Buckeyes haven't played anybody. The game wasn't as close as the score indicates, as Wisconsin scored 10 points late to close the gap, but came up short of the comeback.
6 7 move up in rankings1 Louisville 4-0
(3-1-0)
-21.5 After pitching a shutout in a 72-0 win over Florida International, the Cardinals defense ranks 1st in the nation allowing an average of 6.8 points per game.
7 15 move up in rankings8 Oklahoma 4-0
(3-1-0)
-20.0 It had been a long time since Notre Dame lost at South Bend, but it was bound to happen "Sooner" or later. The Sooners are still perfect after knocking off the Irish by a score of 35-21.
8 8 no change in rankings Florida State 4-0
(3-1-0)
-19.7 Jameis Winston was 17-of-27 for 330 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Boston College. The freshman has thrown 12 TDs and just 2 INTs on the season.
9 11 move up in rankings2 Texas A&M 4-1
(3-2-0)
-19.5 The Aggies are 4-1 with their only loss coming against Alabama, but they have a tough game coming up on the road in Mississippi this week.
10 10 no change in rankings UCLA 3-0
(3-0-0)
-19.0 The Bruins moved to 3-0 with another lob-sided win over New Mexico State. UCLA is third in the nation in scoring, averaging over 52 points per game.
11 14 move up in rankings3 Miami 4-0
(3-1-0)
-17.5 The Hurricanes are 4-0 including an upset win over the Gators in Week 2. There's only one more ranked opponent on their schedule, when they face FSU in November.
12 12 no change in rankings Georgia 3-1
(1-2-1)
-17.3 The Bulldogs survived an epic battle with LSU this week, winning by a score of 44-41. They lost star running back Todd Gurley though, and his status is uncertain for next week's game against Tennessee.
13 5 move down in rankings8 Louisiana State 4-1
(2-2-1)
-17.0 The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season in Georgia, coming up just short in a 44-41 defeat.
14 17 move up in rankings3 Baylor 3-0
(3-0-0)
-16.5 The Bears led the nation in scoring last year, and they are doing it again this season. Their defense is the big surprise though, currently ranked second in the country, allowing an average of 7.7 points per game.
15 16 move up in rankings1 Washington 4-0
(3-1-0)
-16.0 The Huskies are 4-0, and they own the 4th best defense in the country allowing an average of just over 10 points per game. They have a tough game against Stanford coming up.
16 9 move down in rankings7 South Carolina 3-1
(1-3-0)
-15.5 The Gamecocks lost quarterback Connor Shaw early, but Dylan Thompson came in and led the past the UCF Knights in Florida on Saturday.
17 20 move up in rankings3 Florida 3-1
(1-3-0)
-13.0 The Gators will be without #1 quarterback Jeff Driskel for the remainder of the season. Junior Tyler Murphy filled in winning consecutive games since taking over behind center.
18 18 no change in rankings Northwestern 4-0
(2-2-0)
-12.5 The Wildcats have gotten off to a 4-0 start, but they will be hard pressed to remain undefeated as they host the Buckeyes this weekend.
19 19 no change in rankings Michigan 4-0
(2-2-0)
-12.0 The Wolverines narrowly avoided the upset at the hands of Connecticut, as they were given a scare for the second week in a row. They have a tough game coming up, hosting the Golden Gophers next week.
20 32 move up in rankings12 Fresno State 4-0
(0-4-0)
-11.8 The Bulldogs survived a late comeback attempt from Hawaii, as the Warriors scored 20 unanswered points but fell five points short.
21 13 move down in rankings8 Oklahoma State 3-1
(2-2-0)
-11.5 The Cowboys lost on the road to West Virginia this week, falling to 3-1. They return home to take on the Kansas State Wildcats.
22 24 move up in rankings2 Texas Tech 4-0
(3-1-0)
-11.0 The Red Raiders upset rivals TCU last Thursday night, and then moved to 4-0 with a win over Texas State this week.
23 26 move up in rankings3 Arizona State 3-1
(2-2-0)
-10.8 The Sun Devils bounced back after losing to Stanford by winning big over USC at home. They take on Notre Dame this week in Texas.
24 28 move up in rankings4 Northern Illinois 4-0
(2-2-0)
-10.3 The Huskies are 4-0, and when you look at their schedule, they really don't have any tough games coming up.
25 25 no change in rankings Missouri 4-0
(3-0-1)
-10.0 The Tigers moved to 4-0 with a convincing win over Arkansas State, but they have yet to face an SEC team. Missouri will be on the road against Vanderbilt this week.
26 45 move up in rankings19 Oregon State 4-1
(2-3-0)
-9.8
27 27 no change in rankings Michigan State 3-1
(1-2-1)
-9.5
28 33 move up in rankings5 Central Florida 3-1
(4-0-0)
-9.0
29 29 no change in rankings Notre Dame 3-2
(0-4-1)
-8.8
30 30 no change in rankings Maryland 4-0
(4-0-0)
-8.5
31 31 no change in rankings Auburn 3-1
(2-2-0)
-8.3
32 49 move up in rankings17 Rutgers 3-1
(2-2-0)
-8.0
33 21 move down in rankings12 Wisconsin 3-2
(4-0-1)
-7.7
34 34 no change in rankings Virginia Tech 4-1
(1-3-1)
-7.5
35 35 no change in rankings Penn State 3-1
(2-2-0)
-7.4
36 36 no change in rankings Cincinnati 3-1
(2-2-0)
-7.2
37 42 move up in rankings5 Utah 3-1
(3-1-0)
-7.0
38 38 no change in rankings Pittsburgh 3-1
(2-2-0)
-6.9
39 39 no change in rankings Nebraska 3-1
(2-2-0)
-6.7
40 40 no change in rankings Arizona 3-1
(2-2-0)
-6.5
41 41 no change in rankings Minnesota 4-1
(3-2-0)
-6.3
42 71 move up in rankings29 East Carolina 3-1
(2-2-0)
-6.0
43 43 no change in rankings Utah State 3-2
(4-1-0)
-5.8
44 44 no change in rankings Vanderbilt 3-2
(2-3-0)
-5.5
45 58 move up in rankings13 Bowling Green 4-1
(4-1-0)
-5.3
46 46 no change in rankings Texas 2-2
(2-2-0)
-5.0
47 47 no change in rankings Washington State 3-2
(4-1-0)
-4.7
48 48 no change in rankings Arkansas 3-2
(2-3-0)
-4.5
49 72 move up in rankings23 Iowa 4-1
(3-2-0)
-4.2
50 50 no change in rankings North Carolina State 3-1
(3-1-0)
-4.0
51 37 move down in rankings14 Southern California 3-2
(1-4-0)
-3.9
52 51 move down in rankings1 Illinois 3-1
(3-1-0)
-3.8
53 22 move down in rankings31 Mississippi 3-1
(2-2-0)
-3.8
54 23 move down in rankings31 Georgia Tech 3-1
(3-1-0)
-3.7
55 53 move down in rankings2 Mississippi State 2-2
(3-1-0)
-3.6
56 56 no change in rankings Brigham Young 2-2
(2-2-0)
-3.3
57 55 move down in rankings2 Kansas State 2-2
(1-3-0)
-3.0
58 52 move down in rankings6 Texas Christian 2-2
(1-3-0)
-3.0
59 54 move down in rankings5 Tennessee 3-2
(2-3-0)
-2.9
60 63 move up in rankings3 Texas State 3-1
(3-1-0)
-2.6
61 59 move down in rankings2 Marshall 2-2
(3-1-0)
-2.4
62 61 move down in rankings1 Boise State 3-2
(3-2-0)
-2.4
63 65 move up in rankings2 Ohio 3-1
(3-1-0)
-2.3
64 64 no change in rankings Ball State 4-1
(4-1-0)
-2.1
65 60 move down in rankings5 Texas-San Antonio 2-3
(4-1-0)
-2.1
66 62 move down in rankings4 North Texas 2-2
(3-1-0)
-2.0
67 57 move down in rankings10 North Carolina 1-3
(1-3-0)
-2.0
68 70 move up in rankings2 West Virginia 3-2
(2-3-0)
-1.7
69 67 move down in rankings2 Wyoming 3-2
(4-1-0)
-1.6
70 68 move down in rankings2 Indiana 2-2
(2-2-0)
-1.5
71 66 move down in rankings5 Colorado 2-1
(2-1-0)
-1.5
72 74 move up in rankings2 Houston 4-0
(4-0-0)
-1.5
73 75 move up in rankings2 Western Kentucky 3-2
(3-2-0)
-1.3
74 73 move down in rankings1 South Alabama 2-2
(3-1-0)
-0.7
75 76 move up in rankings1 Kentucky 1-3
(1-3-0)
-0.2
76 77 move up in rankings1 Navy 2-1
(2-1-0)
-0.1
77 79 move up in rankings2 Duke 3-2
(3-2-0)
0.0
78 86 move up in rankings8 Syracuse 2-2
(3-1-0)
0.0
79 78 move down in rankings1 Boston College 2-2
(2-2-0)
0.0
80 83 move up in rankings3 Iowa State 1-2
(1-2-0)
0.0
81 82 move up in rankings1 Memphis 1-2
(2-1-0)
0.1
82 80 move down in rankings2 Rice 2-2
(2-2-0)
0.3
83 84 move up in rankings1 Kansas 2-1
(0-3-0)
0.4
84 69 move down in rankings15 San Jose State 1-3
(2-2-0)
0.5
85 81 move down in rankings4 Texas El Paso 1-3
(1-3-0)
0.5
86 89 move up in rankings3 Tulane 3-2
(3-2-0)
0.6
87 88 move up in rankings1 Connecticut 0-4
(1-3-0)
1.1
88 91 move up in rankings3 Middle Tennessee 3-2
(1-4-0)
1.1
89 90 move up in rankings1 Wake Forest 2-3
(1-4-0)
1.2
90 96 move up in rankings6 Toledo 2-3
(3-1-1)
1.2
91 93 move up in rankings2 New Mexico 1-3
(1-3-0)
1.3
92 99 move up in rankings7 Colorado State 2-3
(4-1-0)
1.3
93 85 move down in rankings8 Troy 2-3
(2-2-1)
1.4
94 94 no change in rankings Georgia State 0-4
(2-1-1)
1.5
95 87 move down in rankings8 Tulsa 1-3
(0-4-0)
1.5
96 98 move up in rankings2 Army 2-3
(2-3-0)
1.5
97 103 move up in rankings6 San Diego State 1-3
(1-3-0)
1.7
98 102 move up in rankings4 Temple 0-4
(1-3-0)
1.7
99 95 move down in rankings4 Virginia 2-2
(2-2-0)
1.7
100 92 move down in rankings8 Arkansas State 2-3
(1-3-1)
1.8
101 105 move up in rankings4 Florida Atlantic 1-4
(4-1-0)
1.9
102 97 move down in rankings5 South Florida 0-4
(1-3-0)
1.9
103 107 move up in rankings4 UL Lafayette 2-2
(1-3-0)
1.9
104 100 move down in rankings4 California 1-3
(0-4-0)
2.1
105 104 move down in rankings1 Louisiana Tech 1-4
(1-4-0)
2.2
106 108 move up in rankings2 Akron 1-4
(2-3-0)
2.3
107 101 move down in rankings6 Southern Methodist 1-3
(0-4-0)
2.4
108 106 move down in rankings2 Alabama-Birmingham 1-3
(2-2-0)
2.5
109 110 move up in rankings1 Hawaii 0-4
(3-1-0)
2.5
110 111 move up in rankings1 Kent State 2-3
(2-3-0)
2.6
111 109 move down in rankings2 Air Force 1-4
(2-3-0)
2.9
112 117 move up in rankings5 UNLV 3-2
(3-2-0)
2.9
113 113 no change in rankings Eastern Michigan 1-3
(1-3-0)
3.1
114 120 move up in rankings6 Buffalo 2-2
(2-2-0)
3.2
115 112 move down in rankings3 Western Michigan 0-5
(2-3-0)
3.4
116 119 move up in rankings3 Nevada 3-2
(2-3-0)
3.4
117 114 move down in rankings3 Purdue 1-4
(1-4-0)
3.5
118 115 move down in rankings3 UL Monroe 2-3
(1-4-0)
3.7
119 116 move down in rankings3 Southern Mississippi 0-4
(1-3-0)
4.0
120 121 move up in rankings1 Massachusetts 0-4
(2-2-0)
4.0
121 118 move down in rankings3 Central Michigan 1-4
(0-5-0)
4.1
122 122 no change in rankings Miami (Ohio) 0-4
(1-3-0)
4.5
123 123 no change in rankings Idaho 1-4
(2-3-0)
4.6
124 124 no change in rankings Florida International 0-4
(0-4-0)
5.4
125 125 no change in rankings New Mexico State 0-5
(1-4-0)
5.7
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