Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot for Week 5: Michigan, UCF Drop Out Entirely

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the top of my Associated Press Top 25 ballot remains unchanged again. My top seven are the same for a third consecutive week: Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Auburn.

After that, only two of my remaining 18 teams have the same ranking as last week.

The biggest jump – appropriately enough – comes from Wisconsin (jump around, Badgers) after UW routed Michigan. The Badgers moved up seven spots to No. 8 on my ballot.

Five teams fell out of my rankings: Michigan, UCF, Arizona State, Washington State and Oklahoma State. New teams on my ballot this week: USC, Kansas State, Washington, SMU and Wake Forest.

My AP ballot (last week’s ranking):

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

 

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