College football rankings: Ohio State overtakes Georgia to claim No. 1 spot

from RJ Young
FOX Sports College Football Writer

In a week where Ohio State looked dominant, Georgia looked anything but.

The Buckeyes dropped 49 to a Rutgers team that started the season 3-0, and the defending national champion Bulldogs had to mount a late comeback to beat a Missouri team that fell to 2-3 this season.

Five weeks into the season, the Buckeyes look like they’re still picking up steam while UGA is steadily losing it.

1. Ohio State (5-0)

Rutgers defeated, 49-10

With Buckeyes tailback TreVeyon Henderson out with an injury, Miyan Williams rushed for 189 yards and five TDs on 21 carries in another emphatic win for Ohio State.

Myan Williams breaks off a long TD

The Ohio State Buckeyes took a 35-10 lead over Rutgers after Miyan Williams ripped off a 70-yard TD run.

2. Alabama (5-0)

Arkansas beat, 49-26

Bryce Young was out for most of the game with an injury, but the Tide and backup quarterback Jalen Milrow called on old Bama to beat a ranked Arkansas team at home.

3. Georgia (5-0)

Missouri defeated, 26-22

Not only did UGA look mortal, but they were fortunate to leave Columbia with a win. For the second week in a row, we’re left wondering: Where did the Dawgs go from Week 1?

4. Michigan (5-0)

Iowa defeated, 27-14

Blake Corum continued to be the engine that powered Michigan’s offense with 19 carries for 133 yards while quarterback JJ McCarthy played flawless football.

Highlights: Michigan holds off Iowa

Highlights: Michigan holds off Iowa

Blake Corum and JJ McCarthy led the way as the Wolverines topped a defensive-minded Iowa team.

5. Clemson (5-0)

Defeated NC state, 30-20

In a game that could very well decide who plays for the league title, Clemson buried the Wolfpack in Death Valley behind an outstanding defense and an iron-willed offense.

6. Oklahoma State (4-0)

Defeated Baylor, 36-25

Spencer Sanders stepped up when needed most to lead OSU to its first win against a top-25 opponent this season and avenge last year’s loss in the Big 12 title game.

7. Tennessee (4-0)


8. USC (5-0)

Defeated State of Arizona, 42-25

Caleb Williams passed for 346 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 44 yards and another score as the Trojans remained undefeated.

9. Penn State (5-0)

Defeated Northwestern, 17-7

In a vintage Penn State performance, the Nittany Lions held the Wildcats scoreless until the third quarter and piled up 220 yards on the ground in the victory.

10. Mississippi (5-0)

Defeated Kentucky, 22-19

Ole Miss became a contender for the SEC West crown with the win. Now the Tide knows the team in Oxford, Mississippi is hungry and they’re after them.

No. 14 Ole Miss seals the win over Kentucky

No. 14 Ole Miss seals the win over Kentucky

The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Kentucky Wildcats behind crucial play by Jared Ivey and Tavius ​​Robinson.

11. Oregon (4-1)

Defeated Stanford, 45-27

Bo Nix tormented the Cardinal, passing for 161 yards and a touchdown, rushing for 141 yards and two more scores on the ground.

12. Utah (4-1)

Defeated State of Oregon, 42-16

The Utes crushed a Beavers team that nearly beat USC last week.

13. Brigham Young (4-1)

Utah State Defeated 38-26

The Cougars pulled off a late Thursday night special.

14. UCLA (5-0)

Washington defeated, 40-32

Dorian Thompson-Robinson overcame the Huskiesand the Bruins jumped into the thick of the rankings.

15. Mississippi State (4-1)

Defeated Texas A&M, 42-24

Will Rogers passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

16. Kansas State (4-1)

Defeated Texas Tech, 37-28

Adrian Martinez looks like a Heisman candidate after a second consecutive dominant performance.

17. Kentucky (4-1)

Lost to Ole Miss, 22-19

Will Lewis passed for 220 yards and two TDs in a tight loss.

18. State of North Carolina (4-1)

Lost to Clemson, 30-20

The wolf pack struggled to contain DJ Uiagalelei.

19. Kansas (5-0)

Defeated Iowa State, 14-11

You might say that Kansas isn’t a basketball school anymore, but that’s not quite right. It is now a basketball and football school.

20. Wake Forest (4-1)

Defeated State of Florida, 31-21

Sam Hartman passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns for Wake.

21. Texas Christian (4-0)

Defeated Oklahoma, 55-24

Max Duggan threw for 302 yards and three touchdown passes to beat the suddenly shaky Sooners.

22. Washington (4-1)

Lost to UCLA, 40-32

The Huskies’ 16-0 spurt in the fourth quarter was enough to make it close.

23. North Carolina (4-1)

Defeated Virginia Tech, 41-10

Drake Maye was unstoppable, leading the Heels with 363 yards and three touchdown passes.

24. Minnesota (4-1)

Lost to Purdue, 20-10

The Gophers are a completely different team when star Mohamed Ibrahim isn’t playing, and not in a good way.

25. Arkansas (3-2)

Lost to Alabama, 49-26

The Razorbacks are barely holding onto a spot in the rankings.

Read more:

– Michigan shows what Iowa lacks: the ability to score when needed

– Top plays from Week 5: Michigan tops Iowa, more

– Heisman watch: Blake Corum, Adrian Martinez on the rise

– 10 amazing stats from week 5

– Michigan-Iowa: Highlights of the tailgate party live

– Bryce Young dislocates shoulder in win at Alabama

– Georgia survives an upset big game against Missouri

RJ Young is a national college football writer and analyst for FOX Sports and host of the podcast “The number one college football show.Follow him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.

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