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AP Top 25 Poll: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy shares ballot after Week 5


The AP Top 25 poll following Week 5 of the college football season will soon be released, but ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is getting out ahead of the game and has released his ballot for the world to see.

As has been the case all season, the Alabama Crimson Tide hang on to the No. 1 ranking in the nation.

After a win over previously No. 3-ranked Louisville, the Clemson Tigers leapfrogged the Ohio State Buckeyes in McMurphy’s rankings to claim the No. 2 spot, while the Cardinals slid to No. 4. Ohio State and Texas A&M round out the top five.

How do the ESPN analyst’s rankings look?

Here are Brett McMurphy of ESPN’s top 25 rankings following another weekend of college football:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State
  4. Louisville
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Washing
  7. Michigan
  8. Tennessee
  9. Houston
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Miami
  12. Nebraska
  13. Baylor
  14. UNC
  15. Stanford
  16. WVU
  17. Boise State
  18. Ole Miss
  19. VT
  20. Arkansas
  21. FSU
  22. Florida
  23. Colorado
  24. Air Force
  25. Utah

The AP Top 25 Poll is set to be released at 2 p.m. ET.

Who do you think should be the No. 1 team in the nation? Share your thoughts and rankings of your own in the comments section below.

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    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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