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Week 5 Poll Breakdown: SEC & Big Ten

After a wild week five, three SEC teams move into the top 12. Wins by Iowa, Northwestern and Michigan have them all climbing in the polls. After beating Ole Miss 38-10, Florida made the biggest jump in both polls. Meanwhile, Georgia’s loss to Alabama led to the biggest drop in both polls.

Associated Press Top-25. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue.

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

5-0

1

2

TCU

Big 12

5-0

4

3

Baylor

Big 12

5-0

5

4

Michigan State

Big Ten

5-0

2 (-2)

5

Utah

Pac-12

4-0

10

6

Clemson

ACC

4-0

12

7

LSU

SEC

4-0

9 (+2)

8

Alabama

SEC

4-1

13 (+5)

9

Texas A&M

SEC

5-0

14 (+5)

10

Oklahoma

Big 12

4-0

15

11

Florida

SEC

5-0

25 (+14)

12

Florida State

ACC

4-0

11

13

Northwestern

Big Ten

5-0

16 (+3)

14

Ole Miss

SEC

4-1

3 (-11)

15

Notre Dame

Independent

4-1

6

16

Stanford

Pac-12

4-1

18

17

Southern California

Pac-12

3-1

17

18

Michigan

Big Ten

4-1

22 (+4)

19

Georgia

SEC

4-1

8 (-11)

20

UCLA

Pac-12

4-1

7

21

Oklahoma State

Big 12

5-0

20

22

Iowa

Big Ten

5-0

30 (+8)

23

California

Pac-12

5-0

24

24

Toledo

Mid-American

4-0

26

25

Boise State

Mountain West

4-1

29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Also Receiving Votes – Mississippi State (11), Missouri (1)

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue.

Rank

Team

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Ohio State

Big Ten

5-0

1

2

TCU

Big 12

5-0

3

3

Michigan State

Big Ten

5-0

2 (-1)

4

Baylor

Big 12

4-0

4

5

LSU

SEC

4-0

8 (+3)

6

Clemson

ACC

4-0

11

7

Utah

Pac-12

4-0

12

8

Florida State

ACC

4-0

9

9

Oklahoma

Big 12

4-0

14

10

Alabama

SEC

4-1

13 (+3)

11

Texas A&M

SEC

5-0

15 (+4)

12

Florida

SEC

5-0

23 (+11)

13

Ole Miss

SEC

4-1

5 (-8)

14

Northwestern

Big Ten

5-0

17 (+3)

15

Notre Dame

Independent

4-1

7

16

Georgia

SEC

4-1

6 (-10)

17

Southern California

Pac-12

3-1

16

18

Stanford

Pac-12

4-1

20

19

Oklahoma State

Big 12

5-0

19

20

UCLA

Pac-12

4-1

10

21

Michigan

Big Ten

4-1

26 (+5)

22

California

Pac-12

5-0

24

23

Iowa

Big Ten

5-0

32 (+9)

24

Boise State

Mountain West

4-1

31

25

Memphis

AAC

5-0

34

 

Also Receiving Votes – Mississippi State (14), Kentucky (6), Missouri (4), Wisconsin (4), Indiana (2), Illinois (2)

Here’s a closer look at our partner conferences, the Big Ten and the SEC:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the top 12) Ohio State (Big Ten); Michigan State (Big Ten); LSU (SEC); Alabama (SEC); Texas A&M (SEC); Florida (SEC).

Potential Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Teams* – Northwestern, Michigan, Iowa, Ole Miss, Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois

* Based on available teams if the season ended today; doesn’t account for eligible contenders that don’t currently receive votes in either poll.

Biggest Change – Florida (+14 AP, +11 Coaches); Ole Miss (-11 AP); Georgia (-10 Coaches)

Newcomers – Iowa

Dropped Out – Wisconsin, Mississippi State

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