NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 6

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

In what was somewhat a slow week in college football there was minimal movement in the Top 10 of this week's Power Rankings. But that could change next week with 14 Top 25 teams facing off against each other in Week 6.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Current Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 4-0-0
(1-3-0)
-25 Oregon
The Ducks hold on to the top spot without playing this week and host Arizona on Thursday night. They are 23-point faves, but are just 1-3 ATS this season.
2 2 same 4-0-0
(1-3-0)
-24.5 Alabama
'Bama is also coming off a bye and have a huge matchup this week when they visit Ole Miss.
3 3 same 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-24 Oklahoma
The Sooners will face their toughest test to date when they take on TCU in Texas this week.
4 5 up 1 5-0-0
(3-2-0)
-23.5 Texas A&M
The Aggies needed overtime to get past the Razorbacks, and it won't get any easier this week as they are on the road at undefeated Mississippi State.
5 4 down 1 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-22 Auburn
The party could be over for the Tigers, with five of their next six games coming against ranked teams, three of those coming on the road.
6 6 same 4-0-0
(0-4-0)
-21.5 Florida State
The Seminoles have failed to cover the spread in all four of their games so far, and they were very close to losing their last two games outright.
7 7 same 4-0-0
(3-0-1)
-20 Baylor
The Bears are still the highest scoring team in the country, averaging almost 57 points per game.
8 8 same 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-19.5 Michigan State
The Spartans will host Nebraska this week, one of just two games versus ranked opponents on the remaining schedule. They play the Buckeyes at home in November.
9 9 same 4-0-0
(3-0-1)
-19 Mississippi
The Rebels host Alabama this week, and a win here could see them move into the Top 5.
10 10 same 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-18.5 Notre Dame
The Irish have breezed through their first four games with convincing wins over unranked teams. It get's far more challenging this week as they host the Stanford Cardinal.
11 13 up 2 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-18 Mississippi State
The Bulldogs shocked LSU at Baton Rouge, and they return home to host Texas A&M this week.
12 15 up 3 4-0-0
(1-3-0)
-17.5 UCLA
The Bruins are undefeated, and they scored a whopping 62 points in a win at Arizona State.
13 14 up 1 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-17 Stanford
The Cardinal own the nations top defense, allowing opponents to average fewer than seven points per game.
14 12 down 2 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-16 Georgia
QB Hutson Mason was brutal in a win over the Vols, throwing for 147 yards and one TD with two picks.
15 16 up 1 4-1-0
(4-1-0)
-15.5 Louisiana State
The Tigers will start freshman QB Brandon Harris on the road at Auburn this week.
16 18 up 2 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-15 Brigham Young
The Cougars are 4-0 with an impressive win at Texas, and they have people asking if an independent can get serious consideration for a playoff spot.
17 24 up 7 5-0-0
(4-1-0)
-14.5 Nebraska
The Cornuskers are 5-0, but they face a daunting task this week playing MSU at East Lansing.
18 20 up 2 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-14 Southern California
The Trojans terrorized Sean Mannion, picking him off twice in a 35-10 win over the Beavers.
19 19 same 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-13.5 Wisconsin
The Badgers struggled at home against unranked South Florida, scoring just three points in the first half of a 27-10 win.
20 22 up 2 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-13 Ohio State
J.T. Barrett is settling in at QB for the Buckeyes, he threw for 330 yards and four TDs in the win over Cincy.
21 21 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-12.5 Kansas State
The Wildcats host Big-12 rivals Texas Tech this week, and the Red Raiders are unsure of the status of starting QB Davis Webb, who suffered a shoulder injury against Oklahoma State.
22 30 up 8 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-12 Clemson
The Tigers are excited about freshman QB Deshaun Watson, who threw for 435 yards and six TDs in the win over the Tar Heels.
23 23 same 3-1-0
(4-0-0)
-11.5 East Carolina
The Pirates are 3-1 with impressive wins over the Tar Heels and Hokies.
24 46 up 22 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-11 Texas Christian
The Horned Frogs have impressed with a 3-0 start to the season, but we'll find out how good they are when they host Oklahoma this week.
25 25 same 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-10.5 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys QB Daxx Garman threw for four TDs in the win over the Red Raiders, but he's completing just 56 percent of his passes this season.
26 26 same 4-0-0
(3-1-0)
-9.75 Marshall
27 11 down 16 3-2-0
(1-4-0)
-9.5 South Carolina
28 65 up 37 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-9 North Carolina State
29 28 down 1 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-8.75 Florida
30 29 down 1 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-8.5 Louisville
31 17 down 14 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-8.25 Arizona State
32 27 down 5 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-8 Missouri
33 32 down 1 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-7.7 Texas
34 33 down 1 4-1-0
(2-3-0)
-7.5 Iowa
35 78 up 43 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-7.4 West Virginia
36 31 down 5 4-1-0
(2-2-1)
-7.269 Duke
37 35 down 2 4-1-0
(2-3-0)
-7.2 Washington
38 90 up 52 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-7 San Diego State
39 37 down 2 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-6.9 Tennessee
40 38 down 2 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-6.7 Cincinnati
41 70 up 29 3-2-0
(5-0-0)
-6.5 Virginia
42 40 down 2 4-0-0
(1-3-0)
-6.3 Arizona
43 34 down 9 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-6.135375 Penn State
44 41 down 3 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-6 California
45 59 up 14 4-1-0
(4-1-0)
-5.5 Rutgers
46 54 up 8 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-5.4 Pittsburgh
47 36 down 11 2-3-0
(1-4-0)
-5.340285 Michigan
48 43 down 5 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-5.3 Texas Tech
49 42 down 7 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-5.213993 Miami
50 71 up 21 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-5 Maryland
51 80 up 29 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-4.7 Indiana
52 47 down 5 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-4.5 Boise State
53 39 down 14 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
-4.48625 Central Florida
54 45 down 9 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-4.352558 Western Kentucky
55 48 down 7 4-0-0
(2-2-0)
-4.2 Georgia Tech
56 49 down 7 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-4 Northern Illinois
57 44 down 13 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
-3.789715 Texas-San Antonio
58 53 down 5 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-3.381557 Boston College
59 51 down 8 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
-3.254604 Texas El Paso
60 52 down 8 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-3.154712 Minnesota
61 50 down 11 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-3.041733 Oregon State
62 56 down 6 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-2.86475 Kentucky
63 72 up 9 3-2-0
(4-1-0)
-2.819706 Arkansas
64 58 down 6 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-2.815067 Utah
65 57 down 8 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
-2.686403 Virginia Tech
66 55 down 11 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
-2.602898 Alabama-Birmingham
67 61 down 6 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-2.211638 Temple
68 63 down 5 1-3-0
(2-1-1)
-1.892034 Iowa State
69 64 down 5 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-1.698918 Syracuse
70 68 down 2 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
-1.691424 Northwestern
71 60 down 11 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
-1.600193 Navy
72 67 down 5 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-1.554877 Nevada
73 62 down 11 3-1-0
(1-3-0)
-1.199738 UL Monroe
74 66 down 8 3-2-0
(1-4-0)
-0.9951276 Illinois
75 77 up 2 3-2-0
(5-0-0)
-0.8941297 Georgia Southern
76 74 down 2 3-1-0
(3-1-0)
-0.6618412 Colorado State
77 88 up 11 2-3-0
(4-1-0)
-0.6088291 Louisiana Tech
78 81 up 3 3-1-0
(2-2-0)
-0.3774698 Air Force
79 69 down 10 2-3-0
(1-4-0)
-0.3749417 Central Michigan
80 79 down 1 2-2-0
(3-0-1)
-0.3504971 Memphis
81 76 down 5 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
0.137475 Purdue
82 82 same 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
0.4676208 South Alabama
83 87 up 4 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
0.5990215 Old Dominion
84 75 down 9 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
0.6748177 Wyoming
85 86 up 1 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
0.6845625 Ball State
86 92 up 6 3-2-0
(4-1-0)
0.7505425 Middle Tennessee
87 84 down 3 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
0.7608672 Army
88 83 down 5 2-2-0
(0-4-0)
0.8029896 North Carolina
89 89 same 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
0.8050591 Texas State
90 101 up 11 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
0.963474 Washington State
91 93 up 2 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
1.014133 Western Michigan
92 73 down 19 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
1.034841 UL Lafayette
93 94 up 1 1-3-0
(3-1-0)
1.154602 Hawaii
94 95 up 1 2-3-0
(4-1-0)
1.235405 Florida International
95 105 up 10 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
1.253833 Houston
96 98 up 2 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
1.346746 Wake Forest
97 91 down 6 2-2-0
(1-3-0)
1.3975 Kansas
98 85 down 13 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
1.512014 New Mexico State
99 103 up 4 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
1.563521 North Texas
100 96 down 4 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
1.583893 Georgia State
101 100 down 1 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
1.640257 Ohio
102 102 same 2-2-0
(3-1-0)
1.684823 Arkansas State
103 107 up 4 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
1.742358 Colorado
104 99 down 5 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
1.760294 South Florida
105 97 down 8 0-4-0
(1-3-0)
1.769346 Idaho
106 108 up 2 2-2-0
(2-2-0)
2.017343 Akron
107 106 down 1 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
2.11075 Buffalo
108 109 up 1 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
2.403391 Toledo
109 104 down 5 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
2.485066 Tulsa
110 110 same 0-5-0
(3-2-0)
2.914274 Miami (Ohio)
111 116 up 5 2-2-0
(0-4-0)
2.940971 Utah State
112 114 up 2 1-3-0
(0-4-0)
3.263099 New Mexico
113 111 down 2 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
3.400896 Tulane
114 112 down 2 1-4-0
(0-5-0)
3.568661 Connecticut
115 115 same 0-5-0
(3-2-0)
3.679297 Massachusetts
116 120 up 4 1-3-0
(2-2-0)
3.833044 Rice
117 119 up 2 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
4.025542 Appalachian State
118 117 down 1 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
4.129167 San Jose State
119 118 down 1 3-2-0
(2-3-0)
4.154872 Bowling Green
120 113 down 7 0-4-0
(0-4-0)
4.179672 Kent State
121 121 same 1-4-0
(2-3-0)
5.366763 Vanderbilt
122 127 up 5 2-3-0
(4-1-0)
5.725405 Florida Atlantic
123 122 down 1 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
5.780596 UNLV
124 124 same 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
5.961518 Southern Mississippi
125 123 down 2 0-5-0
(2-3-0)
6.190617 Troy
126 126 same 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
6.551266 Fresno State
127 125 down 2 1-3-0
(1-3-0)
6.650617 Eastern Michigan
128 128 same 0-4-0
(0-4-0)
8.559557 Southern Methodist