How the Top 50 FBS/FCS Teams Fared: Oct. 2 Update

THE TOP 50 FBS-FCS TEAMS

How the Top 50 FBS-FCS football teams fared in Week 5. Ranking is based on this week’s polls (Associated Press media / USA Today-American Football Coaches Association / National Football Foundation-Football Writers Association of America) and independent criteria. All of the schools play in the NCAA Football Bowls Subdivision (FBS) except North Dakota State, which is receiving votes in both the AP and NFF-FWAA polls but is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and will play in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

1. Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC West) (1/1/1) beat Kentucky (2-3, 1-2 SEC East) Saturday, 34-6. Last week: Beat Kent State, 48-0. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 21 Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

2. Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East) (2/2/2) beat Rutgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten East) Saturday, 58-0. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m., (ESPN).

3. Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC Atlantic) (3/4/3) lost at No. 4t Clemson (5-0, 2-0 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 42-36. Last week: Beat Marshall, 59-28. Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Duke (2-3, 0-2 ACC Coastal), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

4t. Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten East) (4/5/4) beat No. 8 Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 14-7. Last week: Beat Penn State, 49-10. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Rutgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten East), 8 p.m. (ESPN2).

4t. Clemson (5-0, 2-0 ACC Atlantic) (5/3/5) beat No. 3 Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 42-36. Last week: Beat Georgia Tech, 26-7. Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 7 at Boston College (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

6. Houston (5-0, 2-0 American West) (6/7/6) beat Connecticut (2-3, 0-2 American East) Thursday, 42-14. Last week: Beat Texas State, 64-3. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 43 Navy (3-1, 2-0 American West), 3 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

7. Stanford (3-1, 2-1 Pac-12 North) (7/6/7) lost at No. 10 Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12 North) Friday, 44-6. Last week: Beat UCLA, 22-13. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12 North), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN).

8. Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten West) (8/8/8) lost at No. 4t Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten East) Saturday, 14-7. Last week: Beat Michigan State, 30-6. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 2 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East), 8 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2).

9. Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0 SEC West) (9/10/9) won at South Carolina (2-3, 1-3 SEC East) Saturday, 24-13. Last week: Beat Arkansas, 45-24. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 11 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

10. Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12 North) (10/9/10) beat No. 7 Stanford (3-1, 2-1 Pac-12 North) Friday, 44-6. Last week: Beat Arizona, 35-28. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 46 Oregon (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 North), 7:30 p.m. (FOX).

11. Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East) (11/11/11) beat No. 19 Georgia (3-2, 1-2 SEC East) Saturday, 34-31. Last week: Beat Florida, 38-28. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 9 Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0 SEC West), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

12. Florida State (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) (12/12/12) lost to No. 34 North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 37-35. Last week: Beat South Florida, 55-35. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 14 Miami, Fla. (4-0, 1-0 ACC Coastal), 8 p.m. (ABC).

13. Baylor (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) (13/13/14) won at Iowa State (1-4, 0-2 Big 12) Saturday, 45-42. Last week: Beat Oklahoma State, 35-24. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12), TBA.

14. Miami, Fla. (4-0, 1-0 ACC Coastal) (14/14/13) won at Georgia Tech (3-2, 1-2 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 35-21. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 12 Florida State (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic), 8 p.m. (ABC).

15. Nebraska (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten West) (15/15/15) beat Illinois (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 31-16. Last week: Beat Northwestern, 24-13. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m. TBA.

16. Mississippi (3-2, 1-1 SEC West) (16/17/16) beat No. 39 Memphis (3-1, 0-0 American West) Saturday, 48-28. Last week: Beat Georgia, 45-14. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 21 Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West), TBA.

17. Michigan State (2-2, 0-2 Big Ten East) (17/16/18) lost at Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East) Saturday, 24-21 (OT). Last week: Lost to Wisconsin, 30-6. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Brigham Young (2-3 Independent), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

18. Utah (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (18/18/17) lost at California (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 28-23. Last week: Beat Southern California, 31-27. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Arizona (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 South), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

19. Georgia (3-2, 1-2 SEC East) (25/20/20) lost to No. 11 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East) Saturday, 34-31. Last week: Lost to Mississippi, 45-14. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at South Carolina (2-3, 1-3 SEC East), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

20. San Diego State (3-1, 0-0 MW West) (19/24/23t) lost at South Alabama (3-2, 0-2 Sun Belt) Saturday, 42-24. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. UNLV (2-3, 1-0 MW West), 10:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

21. Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West) (20/22/25t) beat Alcorn State (1-3, 1-2 FCS SWAC) Saturday at Llittle Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium), 52-10. Last week: Lost to Texas A&M, 45-24. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC West), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

22. Texas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) (22/25/21t) lost at Oklahoma State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) Saturday, 49-31. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 27 Oklahoma (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) at Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Stadium), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

23. Texas Christian (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) (21/19/31t) lost to No. 27 Oklahoma (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) Saturday, 52-46. Last week: Beat Southern Methodist, 33-3. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12), 12 p.m. (ESPNU).

24. Boise State (4-0, 1-0 MW Mountain) (24/27/21t) beat Utah State (2-3, 0-2 MW Mountain) Saturday, 21-10. Last week: Beat Oregon State, 38-24. Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 7 at New Mexico (2-2, 1-0 MW Mountain), 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

25. Arizona State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (26/28/19) lost at Southern California (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 41-20. Last week: Beat California, 51-41. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 33 UCLA (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 South), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2).

26. Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC East) (23/21/35) won at Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC West) Saturday, 13-6. Last week: Lost at Tennessee, 38-28. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 31 Louisiana State (3-2, 2-1 SEC West), 12 p.m. (ESPN).

27. Oklahoma (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) (27/29/25t) won at No. 23 Texas Christian (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) Saturday, 52-46. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 22 Texas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) at Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Stadium), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

28. West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) (29/30/25t) beat No. 44 Kansas State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) Saturday, 17-16. Last week: Beat Brigham Young, 35-32. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0 Big 12), TBA.

29. Iowa (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten West) (33/26/31t) lost to Northwestern (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 38-31. Last week: Beat Rutgers, 14-7. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 38 Minnesota (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten West), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).

30. Auburn (3-2, 1-1 SEC West) (35/36/23t) beat Lafayette Monroe (1-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) Saturday, 58-7. Last week: Beat Louisiana State, 18-13. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Mississippi State (2-2, 1-1 SEC West), 12 p.m. (SEC Network).

31. Louisiana State (3-2, 2-1 SEC West) (36/31/28t) beat Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC East) Saturday, 42-7. Last week: Lost to Auburn, 18-13. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 26 Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC East), 12 p.m. (ESPN).

32. Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12 South) (31/37/28t) beat Oregon State (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 47-6. Last week: Beat Oregon, 41-38. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Southern California (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12 South), 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

33. UCLA (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (34/34t/28t) beat Arizona (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 45-24. Last week: Lost to Stanford, 22-13. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 25 Arizona State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2).

34. North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal) (32/23/nr) won at No. 12 Florida State (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 37-35. Last week: Beat Pittsburgh, 37-36. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 36 Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

35. North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0 FCS Missouri Valley) (28/nr/31t) beat Illinois State (2-3, 0-2 FCS Missouri Valley) Saturday, 31-10. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Missouri State (3-1, 1-0 FCS Missouri Valley), 3 p.m. (ESPN3).

36. Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC Coastal) (30/34t/nr) is idle. Last week: Beat East Carolina, 54-17. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at No. 34 North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

37. Western Michigan (5-0, 1-0 MAC West) (37/32/nr) won at Central Michigan (3-2, 0-1 MAC West) Saturday, 49-10. Last week: Beat Georgia Southern, 49-31. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Northern Illinois (1-4, 1-0 MAC West), 6:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

38. Minnesota (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten West) (nr/38t/31t) lost at Penn State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten East) Saturday, 29-26 (OT). Last week: Beat Colorado State, 31-24. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 29 Iowa (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten West), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).

39. Memphis (3-1, 0-0 American West) (39/33/nr) lost at No. 16 Mississippi (3-2, 1-1 SEC West) Saturday, 48-28. Last week: Beat Bowling Green, 77-3. Upcoming: Thursday, Oct. 6 vs. Temple (3-2, 1-0 American East), 8 p.m. (ESPN).

40. Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 ACC Atlantic) (38/40/nr) lost at North Carolina State (ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 33-16. Last week: Beat Indiana, 33-28. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 ACC Atlantic), 7 p.m. (ACC Network/RSN).

41. Toledo (3-1, 0-0 MAC West) (41/42t/nr) lost at Brigham Young (2-3 Independent) Friday, 55-53. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Eastern Michigan (4-1, 1-0 MAC West), 3 p.m. (ESPN3).

42. Maryland (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East) (40/45/nr) beat Purdue (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 50-7. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Penn State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten East), 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

43. Navy (3-1, 2-0 American West) (nr/38t/nr) lost at No. 45 Air Force (4-0, 1-0 MW Mountain) Saturday, 28-14. Last week: Idle. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 6 Houston (5-0, 2-0 American West), 3 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

44. Kansas State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) (nr/41/nr) lost at No. 28 West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) Saturday, 17-16. Last week: Beat Missouri State, 35-0. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0 Big 12), 7 p.m., 7 p.m. (ESPNU).

45. Air Force (4-0, 1-0 MW Mountain) (nr/42t/nr) beat No. 43 Navy (3-1, 2-0 American West) Saturday, 28-14. Last week: Beat Utah State, 27-20. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Wyoming (3-2, 1-0 MW Mountain), 3:30 p.m. (ROOT).

46. Oregon (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 North) (nr/44/nr) lost at Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 51-33. Last week: Lost to Colorado, 41-38. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. No. 10 Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12 North), 7:30 p.m. (FOX).

47. South Florida (4-1, 1-0 American East) (nr/46t/nr) won at Cincinnati (3-2, 0-2 American East) Saturday, 45-20. Last week: Lost to Florida State, 55-35. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. East Carolina (2-3, 0-1 American East), 12 p.m. (ESPNews).

48. Appalachian State (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) (nr/46t/nr) beat Georgia State (0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt) Saturday, 17-3. Last week: Beat Akron, 45-38. Upcoming: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Louisiana Lafayette (2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt), 8 p.m. (ESPN2).

49. Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt) (nr/46t/nr) won at Idaho (2-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) Saturday, 34-13. Last week: Beat New Mexico, 52-6. Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Georgia State (0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt), TBA.

50. Army (3-1 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) is idle. Last week: Lost to Buffalo, 23-20 (OT). Upcoming: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Duke (2-3, 0-2 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m. (ACC Network/RSN).

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