College football rankings with the AP Poll Top 25 will look very, very different after Week 6. Iowa State shocked No. 3 Oklahoma, 38-31, in the day’s biggest upset. But No. 7 Michigan also lost, falling 14-10 to rival Michigan State.
Before the poll is out Sunday, Land of 10 predicts where teams will be ranked in the new AP Poll.
AP Poll: Projections for college football rankings after Week 6
Dropped out: No. 21 Florida.
25. West Virginia (3-2)
24. Louisville (4-2)
23. Georgia Tech (3-1)
21. NC State (5-1)
20. San Diego State
18. Notre Dame (5-1)
17. South Florida (5-0)
16. Michigan (4-1)
15. Virginia Tech (5-1)
14. Oklahoma State (4-1)
13. USC (5-1)
12. Miami (4-0)
11. Auburn (5-1)
10. Washington State (6-0)
Expect the undefeated Cougars to move into the top 10 after another win. One week after knocking off USC, Washington State won at Oregon impressively, 33-10. Cougars QB Luke Falk was 24-for-42 passing for 282 yards and 3 touchdowns.
9. Ohio State (5-1)
The Buckeyes continue to roll. QB J.T. Barrett had another big game, passing for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 62-14 win against Maryland. Ohio State piled up 584 yards and held Maryland to only 66.
8. Oklahoma (4-1)
Wow. No one could honestly say they saw this coming. Iowa State went into Norman, Okla., and won, 38-31. The Cyclones even planted an Iowa state flag, mocking the incident when Sooners QB Baker Mayfield tried to plant an Oklahoma flag after winning at Ohio State. The question for Oklahoma now is: Will Ohio State jumped ahead of Oklahoma, even though the Sooners beat the Buckeyes?
7. Wisconsin (5-0)
The Badgers went into a hostile environment at Nebraska and won, 38-17. Freshman RB Jonathan Taylor had another huge game, rushing for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 25 carries.
6. TCU (5-0)
The Horned Frogs remained undefeated with a 31-24 win against West Virginia. The Mountaineers actually outgained TCU, 508 to 406, but the Horned Frogs were plus-2 in turnovers.
5. Washington* Projected win vs. California
4. Georgia (6-0)
Georgia has looked so dominant that the Bulldogs could even jump Penn State. This week, the Bulldogs routed Vanderbilt, 45-14. Sony Michel rushed for 150 yards with one touchdown and Nick Chubb added 138 yards and two scores as Georgia ran for 423 yards as a team.
3. Penn State (6-0)
Saquon Barkley was contained for a while. But not forever. Barkley actually had negative yards in the game before breaking through as Penn State routed Northwestern, 31-7. A 53-yard touchdown by Barkley provided one highlight as the Nittany Lions got to 3-0 in the Big Ten. Penn State has an off week coming up before the tough stretch of Michigan and Ohio State in consecutive weeks.
2. Clemson (6-0)
Another week, another Tigers triumph. QB Kelly Bryant passed for 200 yards and Clemson rushed for 190 on the ground to control Boston College, 28-14. Clemson led by four scores before the Eagles scored twice in the fourth quarter.
1. Alabama (6-0)
The Crimson Tide held off Texas A&M, 27-19, to remain undefeated.
College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25 scores for Week 6
- No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M, 7:15 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN
- No. 2 Clemson 28, Wake Forest 14
- Iowa State 38, No. 3 Oklahoma 31
- No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7
- No. 5 Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 14
- No. 6 Washington vs. California, 10:45 p.m. Saturday on ESPN
- No. 7 Michigan vs. Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC
- No. 8 TCU 31, No. 23 West Virginia 24
- No. 9 Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m. Saturday on the Big Ten Network
- No. 10 Ohio State 62, Maryland 14
- No. 11 Washington State at Oregon, 8 p.m. Saturday on FOX
- No. 12 Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23
- No. 13 Miami 24, Florida State 20
- No. 14 USC 38, Oregon State 10
- No. 16 Virginia Tech at Boston College, 7:15 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2
- No. 24 NC State 39, No. 17 Louisville 25
- No. 19 San Diego State at UNLV, 10:45 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2
- No. 20 Utah vs. Stanford, 10:15 p.m. Saturday on FS1
- No. 21 Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10
- LSU 17, No. 21 Florida 16
- No. 25 UCF at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU
College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25 for Week 6