College football rankings: Week 5, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 5 of the 2020 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while Miami moved into the top 10.

Clemson (2-0), which was off this weekend, remains atop both the AP and Coaches polls. The Tigers received 55 of the 62 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 42 of the 48 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama (1-0), Florida (1-0), Georgia (1-0), and Notre Dame (2-0) round out the Top 5 in both polls.

The six through ten spots in the both polls are also the same: (6) Ohio State, (7) Auburn, (8) Miami, (9) Texas, and (10) Penn State.

The Miami Hurricanes (3-0), which blew out in-state rival Florida State 52-10 on Saturday, jumped four spots in the AP Poll to No. 8 and six spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 8.

Big Ten teams, which return to action on October 24, were included in the Coaches Poll last week and are now back in the AP Poll too. Ohio State is ranked 6th, while Penn State is 10th, Wisconsin 19th, and Michigan 23rd.

Oklahoma, which lost to Kansas State 38-35, dropped to No. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 16 in the Coaches Poll. Defending national champion LSU was upset by Mississippi State at home, 44-34, and fell to No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches Poll.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 5 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 5

1. Clemson (55)
2. Alabama (3)
3. Florida
4. Georgia
5. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State (4)
7. Auburn
8. Miami
9. Texas
10. Penn State
11. UCF
12. North Carolina
13. Texas A&M
14. Oregon
15. Cincinnati
16. Mississippi State
17. Oklahoma State
18. Oklahoma
19. Wisconsin
20. LSU
21. Tennessee
22. BYU
23. Michigan
24. Pitt
25. Memphis

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 195, Louisiana 126, Minnesota 110, USC 104, Kansas State 60, SMU 37, Marshall 31, Baylor 22, Iowa 16, Utah 14, Virginia 12, Arkansas State 11, UAB 5, Kentucky 4, Louisville 4, Washington 4, Army 3

Dropped from rankings: Louisiana 19, Virginia Tech 20, Army 22, Kentucky 23, Louisville 24, Marshall 25

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 5

1. Clemson (42)
2. Alabama (4)
3. Florida
4. Georgia
5. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State (2)
7. Auburn
8. Miami
9. Texas
10. Penn State
11. North Carolina
12. UCF
13. Texas A&M
14. Mississippi State
15. Cincinnati
16. Oklahoma
17. LSU
18. Wisconsin
19. Oklahoma State
20. Tennessee
21. Michigan
22. BYU
23. Virginia Tech
24. Memphis
25. Pitt

Others receiving votes: Louisiana 108, Minnesota 106, SMU 46, Kansas State 33, Iowa 32, Virginia 29, Baylor 25, Marshall 22, Kentucky 17, Arkansas State 16, Boston College 9, South Carolina 6, Nebraska 4, UAB 3, Coastal Carolina 3, Army 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Ole Miss 1

Dropped from rankings: Minnesota 22, Louisiana 25

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It is a joke that any Pac12 school is included. They are only playing 1/2 of a season, 6 games plus a meaningless cross division game on December 19th. They don’t even start until the month after next. Their season is too short to be included in the playoff talk. Their commissioner , Larry Scott is paid 5 millon/year and just got a 2 million dollar bonus after laying off half of the Pac 12 staff. He must have incriminating pictures of his bosses to keep his job.