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AP Top 25 Week 5: Clemson stays at No. 1, Colorado receiving votes

Buffaloes nearly slide into the ranking after 34-31 win over No. 24 Arizona State on Saturday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Colorado at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The outlook toward the postseason in college football is starting to shape up with a wave of upsets in week four’s action. There were six upsets of Top 25 teams, including three from the Pac-12 Conference with No. 10 Utah, No. 19 Washington State, and No. 24 Arizona State falling in the rankings.

That wave of upsets saw USC join Oregon, California, Washington and Utah in the rankings. ASU and Wazzu dropped from the polls, although both are still receiving votes, as well as Colorado. (I have no idea how 5 people voted for ASU in their top 25, the same number that voted for CU.)

The full AP Top 25 goes as follows:

  1. Clemson Tigers (55 first place votes)
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide (6)
  3. Georgia Bulldogs (1)
  4. LSU Tigers
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Auburn Tigers
  8. Wisconsin Badgers
  9. Florida Gators
  10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  11. Texas Longhorns
  12. Penn State Nittany Lions
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Iowa Hawkeyes
  15. California Golden Bears
  16. Boise State Broncos
  17. Washington Huskies
  18. Virginia Cavaliers
  19. Utah Utes
  20. Michigan Wolverines
  21. USC Trojans
  22. UCF Knights
  23. Texas A&M Aggies
  24. Kansas State Wildcats
  25. Michigan State Spartans

Some thoughts: Florida is not a top 10 team (a blowout of Tennessee says nothing), Virginia moved up after struggling against Old Dominion, Michigan has not looked good at any point this season, there is no way Michigan State is a top 25 team, and Wake Forest (!) is amazingly 26th in this poll.