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.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Week 6 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 4-0-0
(4-0-0)
-25 Oregon
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 same 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-24.5 Alabama
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 same 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-24 Stanford
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 same 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-23.5 Clemson
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 up 1 5-0-0
(3-1-1)
-22 Ohio State
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 up 1 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-21.5 Louisville
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 up 8 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-20 Oklahoma
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 same 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-19.7 Florida State
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 up 2 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-19.5 Texas A&M
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 same 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-19 UCLA
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 up 3 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-17.5 Miami
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 same 3-1-0
(1-2-1)
-17.25 Georgia
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 down 8 4-1-0
(2-2-1)
-17 Louisiana State
The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season in Georgia, coming up just short in a 44-41 defeat.
14 17 up 3 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-16.5 Baylor
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 up 1 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-16 Washington
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 down 7 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-15.5 South Carolina
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 up 3 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-13 Florida
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 same 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-12.5 Northwestern
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 same 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-12 Michigan
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 up 12 4-0-0
(0-4-0)
-11.75 Fresno State
The Bulldogs survived a late comeback attempt from Hawaii, as the Warriors scored 20 unanswered points but fell five points short.
21 13 down 8 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-11.5 Oklahoma State
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 up 2 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-11 Texas Tech
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 up 3 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-10.75 Arizona State
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 up 4 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-10.25 Northern Illinois
The Huskies are 4-0, and when you look at their schedule, they really don't have any tough games coming up.
25 25 same 4-0-0
(3-0-1)
-10 Missouri
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 up 19 4-1-0
(2-3-0)
-9.75 Oregon State
27 27 same 3-1-0
(1-2-1)
-9.5 Michigan State
28 33 up 5 3-1-0
(4-0-0)
-9 Central Florida
29 29 same 3-2-0
(0-4-1)
-8.75 Notre Dame
30 30 same 4-0-0
(4-0-0)
-8.5 Maryland
31 31 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-8.25 Auburn
32 49 up 17 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-8 Rutgers
33 21 down 12 3-2-0
(4-0-1)
-7.7 Wisconsin
34 34 same 4-1-0
(1-3-1)
-7.5 Virginia Tech
35 35 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-7.4 Penn State
36 36 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-7.2 Cincinnati
37 42 up 5 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-7 Utah
38 38 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-6.9 Pittsburgh
39 39 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-6.7 Nebraska
40 40 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-6.5 Arizona
41 41 same 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
42 71 up 29 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-6 East Carolina
43 43 same 3-2-0
(4-1-0)
-5.75 Utah State
44 44 same 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-5.5 Vanderbilt
45 58 up 13 4-1-0
(4-1-0)
-5.3 Bowling Green
46 46 same 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-5 Texas
47 47 same 3-2-0
(4-1-0)
-4.7 Washington State
48 48 same 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-4.5 Arkansas
49 72 up 23 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-4.2 Iowa
50 50 same 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-4 North Carolina State
51 37 down 14 3-2-0
(1-4-0)
-3.85 Southern California
52 51 down 1 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-3.825497 Illinois
53 22 down 31 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-3.75 Mississippi
54 23 down 31 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-3.65 Georgia Tech
55 53 down 2 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-3.610344 Mississippi State
56 56 same 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-3.263528 Brigham Young
57 55 down 2 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-3.045717 Kansas State
58 52 down 6 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-2.999657 Texas Christian
59 54 down 5 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-2.883264 Tennessee
60 63 up 3 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-2.588544 Texas State
61 59 down 2 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-2.425637 Marshall
62 61 down 1 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-2.373606 Boise State
63 65 up 2 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-2.316381 Ohio
64 64 same 4-1-0
(4-1-0)
-2.081702 Ball State
65 60 down 5 2-3-0
(4-1-0)
-2.07715 Texas-San Antonio
66 62 down 4 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-2.041232 North Texas
67 57 down 10 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
-1.952799 North Carolina
68 70 up 2 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-1.73066 West Virginia
69 67 down 2 3-2-0
(4-1-0)
-1.598537 Wyoming
70 68 down 2 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-1.527711 Indiana
71 66 down 5 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-1.507263 Colorado
72 74 up 2 4-0-0
(4-0-0)
-1.460134 Houston
73 75 up 2 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-1.295217 Western Kentucky
74 73 down 1 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-0.6695386 South Alabama
75 76 up 1 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
-0.1641264 Kentucky
76 77 up 1 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-0.08743142 Navy
77 79 up 2 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-0.02495156 Duke
78 86 up 8 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-0.002563657 Syracuse
79 78 down 1 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-0.001498698 Boston College
80 83 up 3 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
0.03867448 Iowa State
81 82 up 1 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
0.05713918 Memphis
82 80 down 2 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
0.2758977 Rice
83 84 up 1 2-1-0
(0-3-0)
0.3658594 Kansas
84 69 down 15 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
0.4842018 San Jose State
85 81 down 4 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
0.512578 Texas El Paso
86 89 up 3 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
0.6351805 Tulane
87 88 up 1 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
1.081661 Connecticut
88 91 up 3 3-2-0
(1-4-0)
1.144194 Middle Tennessee
89 90 up 1 2-3-0
(1-4-0)
1.229983 Wake Forest
90 96 up 6 2-3-0
(3-1-1)
1.236296 Toledo
91 93 up 2 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
1.309852 New Mexico
92 99 up 7 2-3-0
(4-1-0)
1.319663 Colorado State
93 85 down 8 2-3-0
(2-2-1)
1.395231 Troy
94 94 same 0-4-0
(2-1-1)
1.505823 Georgia State
95 87 down 8 1-3-0
(0-4-0)
1.530125 Tulsa
96 98 up 2 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
1.544999 Army
97 103 up 6 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
1.666614 San Diego State
98 102 up 4 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
1.688008 Temple
99 95 down 4 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
1.717562 Virginia
100 92 down 8 2-3-0
(1-3-1)
1.783728 Arkansas State
101 105 up 4 1-4-0
(4-1-0)
1.896034 Florida Atlantic
102 97 down 5 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
1.923931 South Florida
103 107 up 4 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
1.944193 UL Lafayette
104 100 down 4 1-3-0
(0-4-0)
2.140102 California
105 104 down 1 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
2.189276 Louisiana Tech
106 108 up 2 1-4-0
(2-3-0)
2.280634 Akron
107 101 down 6 1-3-0
(0-4-0)
2.36601 Southern Methodist
108 106 down 2 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
2.46469 Alabama-Birmingham
109 110 up 1 0-4-0
(3-1-0)
2.527089 Hawaii
110 111 up 1 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
2.619469 Kent State
111 109 down 2 1-4-0
(2-3-0)
2.882875 Air Force
112 117 up 5 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
2.907188 UNLV
113 113 same 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
3.12943 Eastern Michigan
114 120 up 6 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
3.209873 Buffalo
115 112 down 3 0-5-0
(2-3-0)
3.387792 Western Michigan
116 119 up 3 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
3.422403 Nevada
117 114 down 3 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
3.500627 Purdue
118 115 down 3 2-3-0
(1-4-0)
3.714105 UL Monroe
119 116 down 3 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
3.952472 Southern Mississippi
120 121 up 1 0-4-0
(2-2-0)
3.985904 Massachusetts
121 118 down 3 1-4-0
(0-5-0)
4.130551 Central Michigan
122 122 same 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
4.452566 Miami (Ohio)
123 123 same 1-4-0
(2-3-0)
4.647529 Idaho
124 124 same 0-4-0
(0-4-0)
5.419039 Florida International
125 125 same 0-5-0
(1-4-0)
5.671508 New Mexico State
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