InsideMizzou Top 25: Week 5

Go inside to see Jason's Week 5 college football rankings. How much did the rankings shake up this week with the Miami-Oklahoma game and the Houston upset? Where do the Tigers rank going into the much anticipated showdown with Nebraska? Go inside to see the rankings.

#1 Texas (4-0) The Longhorns look great on defense while Colt McCoy and company continue to put up great numbers.

#2 Alabama (5-0) The Crimson Tide already have a signature win over Virginia Tech and have started out 2-0 in conference play.

#3 Florida (4-0) The AP #1 team hasn't looked like their dominant selves, but they will have a shot to impress against LSU this week.

#4 LSU (5-0) The hard fought win against Georgia wasn't pretty, but the Tigers just keep on winning.

#5 Boise State (5-0) With each passing week, their opening week dominance of Oregon is looking better and better.

#6 Cincinnati (5-0) Although they haven't played anyone too tough yet, the Bearcats have some dominating wins, an unblemished record and a Heisman candidate at QB.

#7 USC (4-1) The Trojans really impressed me in their win over Cal and are back on track for another possible Pac-10 title.

#8 Virginia Tech (4-1) Wins against Nebraska and Miami (FL) show that the Hokies can win big games, but there has to be concern about Saturday's 34-26 escape against Duke.

#9 Oklahoma State (3-1) The Cowboys loss against Houston is now less impressive, but they are still a top 10 team in my eyes because of their talent on both offense and defense.

#10 Miami (FL) (3-1) Miami got another win against a ranked team, knocking off the now 2-2 Oklahoma Sooners. "The U" is back, even with the loss to VT.

#11 Iowa (5-0) The Penn State win was good, but they barley avoided a letdown to the Red Wolves of Arkansas State. Next up is another interesting Big 10 matchup with Michigan.

#12 Oregon (4-1) Their only loss is against a top 5 team and they have defeated 2 ranked teams, Utah and California. Time to get back on the Ducks bandwagon.

#13 Kansas (4-0) The Jayhawks passed their first real test of the year against Southern Miss, but it wasn't very impressive. Will the defense be able to handle Big XII offenses?

#14 Ohio State (4-1) The win against a surprisingly tough Indiana team wasn't easy, but the Buckeyes improved to 2-0 in conference play.

#15 Penn State (4-1) A road win against Illinois this week was a good way to bounce back from their loss to Iowa. Penn State still has the talent to win the Big 10.

#16 Missouri (4-0) The Tigers' win over Nevada looked a lot better after the Wolf Pack dropped over 550 yards rushing on UNLV. Mizzou will get a chance to get some national respect against Nebraska this week.

#17 TCU (4-0) The Horned Frogs started out the season ranked, but they haven't really wowed me this year. Road wins against BCS schools are nice, but Virginia and Clemson aren't impressive opponents.

#18 South Florida (5-0) Matt Grothe is out for the year, but the Bulls haven't missed a beat. A showdown with Cincinnati next week could be the most important Big East game this year.

#19 Auburn (5-0) The Tigers are 5-0 for the first time since 2006 and they picked have wins against Mississippi State, West Virginia and Tennessee. Not bad.

#20 Nebraska (3-1) The Huskers travel to Columbia on Friday to try and capture their first signature win. The new and improved D is the key to Nebraska's success.

#21 Wisconsin (5-0) Running back John Clay is carrying the load for the Badgers, rushing for 184 yards and 3 TD's in their win at Minnesota.

#22 Houston (3-1) The Cougars got stunned by the Miners of Texas-El Paso and it looks like their dreams of being BCS busters is over. Still, they have 2 impressive wins.

#23 Georgia Tech (4-1) Although their win against North Carolina looks less impressive, the Yellow Jackets got their second win in ACC play against an improved Mississippi State team.

#24 Mississippi (3-1) Jevan Snead has been shaky in recent starts, but the Rebels moved to 3-1 with only 2 road games left this season. They still have a chance to take the SEC if they keep improving.

#25 BYU (4-1) The win against Oklahoma was nice to start the season, but what have the Cougars done since then? Close wins against Colorado State and Utah State don't impress me.

You may be shocked by my omission of the Oklahoma Sooners, but I believe there is no way a team with 2 losses should be ranked in week 5, especially when you have only played 4 games. If you want to discuss these rankings or post your own, go to our message board. Click here.


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