A clear top seven representing the last unbeaten Power Five teams in the country has emerged in the USA TODAY Sports Re-Rank 1-130 of the Bowl Subdivision.
No. 1 Ohio State held onto its top spot despite not playing on Saturday. The Buckeyes return to action this weekend against Northwestern. No. 2 Alabama had an easy time with Texas A&M, No. 3 Clemson bulldozed former rival Florida State and No. 4 LSU’s offense continued to percolate in a 42-28 win against No. 8 Florida, which didn’t fall in this week’s re-rank after hanging with the Tigers for three-plus quarters.
No. 5 Oklahoma did move up one spot after its defense propelled a rivalry win against Texas, which is down five to No. 16. (The Longhorns are the top-ranked two-loss team in the country.) Then comes two teams from the Big Ten in No. 6 Wisconsin, which has four shutouts in its first six games, and No. 7 Penn State. Ohio State gets the Badgers (Oct. 26) and Penn State (Nov. 23) at home this season.
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While Clemson has earned a spot in the top four, the rest of the ACC is absent from the Top 25 after Virginia’s loss to Miami (Fla.) dropped the Cavaliers to No. 27. In comparison, the Top 25 has six teams from the Big Ten, six from the SEC, four from the Big 12 and three from the Pac-12. Among the Group of Five, the American has two and the Mountain West and Sun Belt each have one.
New to the Top 25: No. 22 Missouri, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 25 Iowa State.
Out of the Top 25: No. 27 Virginia, No. 30 Wake Forest, No. 34 Memphis.