College Football Rankings: Spartan Avenue’s Week 5 Top 25

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Sep 26, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. (7) reacts by shushing the crowd as he celebrates scoring a second quarter touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen is continuing his torrid pace this year as he completed 21-of-28 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 overtime win against Arkansas. Texas A&M became the latest team to expose the Razorbacks for being overrated and the Aggies continue to climb in the rankings.

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After a very unimpressive road win over the Boston College Eagles in week three, Florida State got a bye this past weekend and it comes at the perfect time. Everett Golson is playing decent, but not up to expectations, completing 64 percent of his passes for just 584 yards and six touchdowns for the Seminoles. Dalvin Cook continues to own the ground game, though, rushing for 476 yards and five touchdowns. Florida State gets Wake Forest on the road this week.

Clemson and Florida State might be duking it out for the ACC title this season in somewhat of a two-team race as Georgia Tech continues to drop. The Tigers also got the week off and will be playing host Notre Dame in week five for a top-15 matchup. College GameDay will be in attendance as Deshaun Watson will get to prove his worthiness in the Heisman race on a national stage.

Talk about a statement win following a tough home upset loss against Stanford last week. The USC Trojans marched into Tempe and clobbered Arizona State, 42-14, on their way to a 1-1 record to start the Pac-12 season. USC will get a bye in week five, but that might be bad news for Cody Kessler as he’s been on fire this season. He finished with 375 yards and five touchdowns in the win over the Sun Devils.

Alabama only dropped in our rankings because the teams ahead all played tougher opponents, and played well. The Crimson Tide, unsurprisingly, put the hurt on UL-Monroe after losing to Ole Miss just a week ago. Unfortunately for Nick Saban’s squad, though, there were no real breakout performers for the Crimson Tide. Quarterback play must continue to improve in order for this team to have a shot at a national title.

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