College Football Rankings 2018: Week 5 AP Top 25 Poll Released

The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll for Week 5 of the college football season. Entering the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs held the top three spots in the nation. All of those teams delivered on opening weekend, while two top ten teams — the Washington Huskies and Miami Hurricanes — faltered to Auburn and LSU, respectively.

Since then, Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia have continued to stay strong through the opening month of the season.

The top teams continue to hold strong with a new week upon us.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming weekend in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 5 can be seen below.

  1. Alabama (60 first-place votes)
  2. Georgia
  3. Clemson (1)
  4. Ohio State
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame
  9. PennState
  10. Auburn
  11. Washington
  12. West Virginia
  13. UCF
  14. Michigan
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Miami
  17. Kentucky
  18. Texas
  19. Oregon
  20. BYU
  21. Michigan State
  22. Duke
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Cal
  25. Texas Tech

Others receiving votes: Colorado, Boise State, Virginia Tech, South Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, NC State, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, NC State, Syracuse, TCU, North Texas, Cincinnati, Utah, Ole Miss, Missouri, Buffalo, Maryland, San Diego State, Arizona State 

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.