Yesterday the Week 5 rankings came out and as usual, Alabama held the top spot with 52 first place votes. Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC rounded out the rest of the top 5. The rest of the board can be found here. Let’s take a look at the biggest movers after week 4.
Moving on Up
TCU Rank: 9 (Last Week:16)
Last week, TCU was phenomenal. After, scoring only two field goals in their first three plays and allowing a a 86 yard bomb by Mason Rudolph, the Horned Frogs turned up the heat. In the next 4 possessions, TCU forced 3 turnovers and one field goal, which the Horned Frogs were able to capitalize on and score 14 unanswered points. This was enough to keep the OkState Cowboys at a a comfortable distance. TCU dominated the clock and turnover margin. Impressive win for Frogs.
Up Next: High Scoring Will Grier and #23 West Virginia
Georgia Rank: 7 (11)
Mississippi State was hyped up after a 30 point win over #12 LSU and Georgia was looking to make a statement. Starting with the flea flicker on the first possession, Georgia dominated the entire game and routed Mississippi State 31-3 in Athens.
Up Next: Tennessee
Notre Dame Rank: 22 (NR)
Notre Dame fell out of the rankings after losing to Georgia in Week 2. But the Irish rallied and gave a beat down to Michigan State at Spartan Stadium. Going up 28-7 in the first half, Notre Dame was able to capitalize on every mistake by the Spartans.
Up Next: Miami (OH)
West Virginia Rank: 23 (NR)
The Mountaineers had a scare against Kansas Jayhawks. Jayhawk RB Khalil Herbert had 291 yards on 36 touches and 2 TDs, but that didn’t stop Will Greir and WVU from beating Kansas 56-34.
Up Next: A streaking #9 TCU
Taking a Tumble
Mississippi State Rank: 24 (17)
The Battle of the Bulldogs between Georgia was too much for MSU. It was an ugly loss and the lesser Bulldogs had no answer for Georgia. A team that dominated then #12 LSU 37-7, was stuffed by a stiff Georgia defense and was out gained 404-280.
Up Next: BYU
Oklahoma State Rank: 15 (6)
Read above. TCU put the blast on the Cowboys in Stillwater.
Up Next: Texas Tech
Florida State NR (12)
This was expected. After not playing the last two weekends, the Seminoles fall to 0-2. Riding on the tails of a freshman QB, the rusty squad went down. After missing 2 games due to Hurricane Irma, FSU falls out of the rankings. Don’t expect a resilient FSU to stay not ranked much longer.
Up next: Wake Forest