2011 College Football Rankings – Week 5

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The SEC continue to dominate with LSU staying on top of the rankings while Alabama crushed Florida, climbing up to number two, meaning the SEC West owns the top two spots in the nation. This is the 10th time in the last four seasons that the SEC had the top two teams in the nation.

1. LSU Tigers, 5-0 (40 first place votes) – Another impressive home win for LSU, another week at the top of nation, after beating Kentucky 35-7.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide, 5-0 (12) – Completing the SEC West domination, Alabama crushed Florida in Gainsville 38-10, jumping up a spot, making the first time since 2000 with the 1-2 spots occupied by teams from the same division.

3. Oklahmoa Sooners, 4-0 (7) – Despite a 62-6 win, the weak opposition didn’t impress the voters, dropping the cream of the Big 12 down a spot after beating Ball State.

4. Wisconsin Badgers, 5-0 – The best team in the Big Ten got a big win over Nebraska in Madison, beating the Huskers 48-17 in Nebraska’s first Big Ten conference game, moving the Badgers up three spots.

5. Boise State Broncos, 4-0 (1) – A 30-10 drubbing of Nevada, allowing them points only in garbage time, dropped the Broncos a spot but kept their number one vote alive.

6. Oklahoma State Cowboys, 4-0 – Didn’t play, dropped a spot.

7. Stanford Cardinal, 4-0 – Another impressive Andrew Luck performance (23-27, 3 TD) got Stanford a 45-19 win over UCLA, still falling down a spot.

8. Clemson Tigers, 5-0 – The best in the ACC beat another ranked opponent with a very impressive 23-3 win over Virginia Tech, jumping 5 spots up the charts.

9. Oregon Ducks, 3-1 – Didn’t play, didn’t move.

10. Arkansas Razorbacks, 4-1 – Bounced back from their loss with a huge comeback against Texas A&M, beating the Aggies 42-38, jumping 8 spots up the charts.

11. Texas Longhorns, 4-0 – A 37-14 win over Iowa State helped the Longhorns rise six spots.

12. Michigan Wolverines, 5-0 – A huge 58-0 drubbing of Minnesota gave the Wolverines a seven spot rise in the rankings.

13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 5-0 – An impressive 45-35 win over North Carolina State lifted GT eight spots.

14. Nebraska Cornhuskers, 4-1 – Lost their first ever conference game in the Big ten, 48-17 against Wisconsin, dropping six spots.

15. Auburn Tigers, 4-1 – Made a huge leap back into the rankings after a big win over previously no.10 and undefeated South Carolina, 13-16.

16. West Virginia Mountaineers, 4-1 – Didn’t beat the best of opponents (Bowling Green), but their 55-10 win propelled them six spots.

17. Florida Gators, 4-1 – Dropped five spots after their home loss to Alabama, 10-38.

18. South Carolina Gamecocks, 4-1 – No longer undefeated, lost to unranked national champions Auburn at home 13-16, falling down 8 spots.

19. Illinois Fighting Illini, 5-0 – A huge fourth quarter comeback win over Northwestern kept the Illini perfect with a 38-35 win, climbing three spots.

20. Kansas State Wildcats, 4-0 – A 36-35 win over ranked Baylor put the Wildcats in the top 25 for the first time this season and the first time since 2007.

21. Virginia Tech Hokies, 4-1 – Dropped 10 spots after a home 3-23 loss against Clemson.

22. Arizona State Sun Devils, 4-1 – Jumped up three spots after their 35-20 win over win less Oregon State.

23. Florida State Seminoles, 2-2 – Didn’t play.

24. Texas A&M Aggies, 2-2 – Lost for a second straight week, losing 42-38 to Arkansas, falling ten spots and realizing how hard SEC life is going to be.

25. Baylor Bears, 3-1 – Fell ten spots after a 36-35 loss against Kansas State.

Dropped from rankings – South Florida, TCU.