College football rankings: Week 5, 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 5 of the 2019 season have been released. Clemson remains first, while Wisconsin and Cal made big jumps in the polls.

Fresh off of a 35-14 thrashing of then No. 11 Michigan, the Wisconsin Badgers moved up five spots in the AP Poll to No. 8 and six spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 9.

After defeating the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford 28-20, the California Golden Bears moved up eight spots in the AP Poll to No. 15 and seven spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 16.

The top four remained the same in the AP Poll — Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU. Ohio State and Oklahoma switched spots, with the Buckeyes moving up to fifth and the Sooners dropping to sixth.

In the Coaches Poll, the top six teams remained the same — Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, LSU, and Ohio State.

Notre Dame, which fell at No. 3 Georgia 23-17, dropped three spots to No. 10 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

Below are the full AP Poll and FBS Coaches polls for Week 5 of the 2019 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP POLL – WEEK 5

1. Clemson (55)
2. Alabama (6)
3. Georgia (1)
4. LSU
5. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma
7. Auburn
8. Wisconsin
9. Florida
10. Notre Dame
11. Texas
12. Penn State
13. Oregon
14. Iowa
15. Cal
16. Boise State
17. Washington
18. Virginia
19. Utah
20. Michigan
21. USC
22. UCF
23. Texas A&M
24. Kansas State
25. Michigan State

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 73, Oklahoma State 57, SMU 55, Army 46, Memphis 42, Iowa State 31, Appalachian State 24, Washington State 21, Mississippi State 14, Missouri 14, Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 5, Arizona State 5, Colorado 5, Tulane 1.

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 19, Arizona State 24, TCU 25.

FBS COACHES POLL – WEEK 5

1. Clemson (62)
2. Alabama (2)
3. Georgia (1)
4. Oklahoma
5. LSU
6. Ohio State
7. Auburn
8. Florida
9. Wisconsin
10. Notre Dame
11. Penn State
12. Texas
13. Oregon
14. Iowa
15. Boise State
16. California
17. Washington
18. Virginia
19. Utah
20. Michigan
21. Texas A&M
22. Kansas State
23. UCF
24. Wake Forest
25. USC

Others receiving votes: Memphis 109, Washington State 83, Michigan State 82, Southern Methodist 63, Oklahoma State 51, Army 45, Mississippi State 34, Appalachian State 27, Colorado 12, Utah State 9, Minnesota 9, Tulane 8, Nebraska 7, Iowa State 7, Arizona State 6, Texas Christian 5, Navy 4, Duke 3, Hawaii 1, Arizona 1.

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 19, Arizona State 24.

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