Top 50 FBS-FCS Teams for Week 6

THE TOP 50 FBS-FCS FOOTBALL TEAMS FOR WEEK 6

The Top 50 FBS-FCS football teams for Week 6. 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) at No. 16 Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 34-6 vs. Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 9 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East).

2. Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East) (2/2/2) vs. No. 37 Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 58-0 vs. Rutgers Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 11 Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten West), 8 p.m. (ABC).

3. Clemson (5-0, 2-0 ACC Atlantic) (3/3/3) at Boston College (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) Friday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W 42-36 vs. Louisville Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. North Carolina State (3-1, 1-0 ACC Atlantic), 12 p.m.

4. Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten East) (4/4/4) at Rutgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten East) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: W, 14-7 vs. Wisconsin Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Illinois (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m.

5. Houston (5-0, 2-0 American West) (6/5/5) at No. 49 Navy (3-1, 2-0 American West) Saturday, 3 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W 42-14 vs. Connecticut Thursday, Sept. 29. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Tulsa (3-1, 0-0 American West), 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

6. Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12 North) (5/6/6) at Oregon (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (FOX). Last game: W, 44-6 vs. Stanford Friday, Sept. 30. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Oregon State (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12 North).

7. Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC Atlantic) (7/8/7) is idle. Last game: L, 42-36 at Clemson Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Duke (2-3, 0-2 ACC Coastal), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

8. Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0 SEC West) (8/7/8) vs. No. 9 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (CBS). Last game: W, 24-13 at South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 at No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC West).

9. Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC East) (9/9/9) at No. 8 Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0 SEC West) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (CBS). Last game: W, 34-31 at Georgia Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC West).

10. Miami, Fla. (4-0, 1-0 ACC Coastal) (10/10/10) vs. No. 21 Florida State (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ABC). Last game: W, 35-21 at Georgia Tech Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 17 North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m.

11. Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten West) (11/13/11) is idle. Last game: L, 14-7 at Michigan Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 2 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East), 8 p.m. (ABC).

12. Nebraska (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten West) (12/12/12) is idle. Last game: W, 31-16 vs. Illinois Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 37 Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m.

13. Baylor (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) (13/11/13) is idle. Last game: W, 45-42 at Iowa State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12), 3:30 p.m.

14. Mississippi (3-2, 1-1 SEC West) (14/14/15) is idle. Last game: W, 48-28 vs. Memphis Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 16 Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

15. Stanford (3-1, 2-1 Pac-12 North) (15/15/14) vs. Washington State (Pac-12 North) Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: L, 44-6 at Washington Friday, Sept. 30. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Notre Dame (2-3 Independent), 7:30 p.m. (NBC).

16. Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West) (16/17/16) vs. No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC West) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 52-10 vs. Alcorn State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, No. 14 Mississippi (3-2, 1-1 SEC West), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

17. North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal) (17/16/20) vs. No. 26 Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2). Last game: W, 37-35 at Florida State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 10 Miami, Fla. (4-0, 1-0 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m.

18. Boise State (4-0, 1-0 MW Mountain) (19/19/18t) at New Mexico (2-2, 1-0 MW Mountain) Friday, 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 21-10 vs. Utah State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Colorado State (2-3, 0-1 MW Mountain), 10:15 p.m.

19. Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC East) (18/18/21t) vs. No. 27 Louisiana State (3-2, 2-1 SEC West) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 13-6 at Vanderbilt Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC East), 4 p.m. (SEC Network).

20. Oklahoma (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) (20/22/17) vs. No. 44 Texas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) Saturday at Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Stadium), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: W, 52-46 at Texas Christian Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Kansas State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12), 12 p.m.

21. Florida State (3-2, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) (23/21/18t) at No. 10 Miami, Fla. (4-0, 1-0 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ABC). Last game: L, 37-35 vs. North Carolina Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 ACC Atlantic), 3:30 p.m.

22. West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) (22/20/21t) is idle. Last game: W, 17-16 vs. Kansas State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 41 Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0 Big 12), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

23. Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12 South) (21/23/21t) at No. 45 Southern California (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Network). Last game: W, 47-6 vs. Oregon State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 38 Arizona State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South).

24. Utah (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (24/24/24) vs. Arizona (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 10 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: L, 28-23 at California Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Oregon State (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12 North).

25. Western Michigan (5-0, 1-0 MAC West) (26/25/27t) vs. Northern Illinois (1-4, 1-0 MAC West) Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 49-10 at Central Michigan Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Akron (3-2, 1-0 MAC East), 12 p.m.

26. Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC Coastal) (25/31t/25) at No. 17 North Carolina (4-1, 2-0 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2). Last game: W, 54-17 vs. East Carolina Saturday, Sept. 24. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 ACC Coastal), 3:45 p.m. (ESPNU).

27. Louisiana State (3-2, 2-1 SEC West) (28/26/27t) at No. 19 Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC East) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 42-7 vs. Missouri Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 43 Southern Mississippi (C-USA West), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

28. Maryland (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East) (34/28/27t) at Penn State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten East) Saturday, 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network). Last game: W, 50-7 vs. Purdue Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten West), 12 p.m.

29. Oklahoma State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) (32/33/26) vs. Iowa State (1-4, 0-2 Big 12) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: W, 49-31 vs. Texas Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 at Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12).

30. Air Force (4-0, 1-0 MW Mountain) (35/30/30t) at Wyoming (3-2, 1-0 MW Mountain) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Last game: W, 28-14 vs. Navy Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. New Mexico (2-2, 1-0 MW Mountain), 3:30 p.m. (ESPNews).

31. Texas Christian (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) (33/34/30t) at Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: L, 52-46 vs. Oklahoma Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 at No. 22 West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12).

32. California (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 North) (40t/40/30t) at Oregon State (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network). Last game: W, 28-23 vs. Utah Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Friday, Oct. 21 vs. Oregon (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 North), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN).

33. Georgia (3-2, 1-2 SEC East) (31/29/nr) at South Carolina (2-3, 1-3 SEC East) Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network). Last game: L, 34-31 vs. Tennessee Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC East), 12 p.m. (SEC Network).

34. South Florida (4-1, 1-0 American East) (38/35/nr) vs. East Carolina (2-3, 0-1 American East) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPNews). Last game: W, 45-20 at Cincinnati Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Connecticut (2-3, 0-2 American East), 7 p.m.

35. UCLA (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (27/31t/nr) at No. 38 Arizona State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: W, 45-24 vs. Arizona Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12 North), 10:30 p.m.

36. Michigan State (2-2, 0-2 Big Ten East) (37/27/nr) vs. Brigham Young (2-3 Independent) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network). Last game: L, 24-21 (OT) at Indiana Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Northwestern (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten West), 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

37. Indiana (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten East) (40t/41t/nr) at No. 2 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten East) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 24-21 (OT) vs. Michigan State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 12 Nebraska (5-0, 2-0 SEC West), 3:30 p.m.

38. Arizona State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12 South) (39/36/nr) vs. No. 35 UCLA (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: L, 41-20 at Southern California Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 23 Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12 South).

39. Auburn (3-2, 1-1 SEC West) (29t/37/nr) at Mississippi State (2-2, 1-1 SEC West) Saturday, 12 p.m. (SEC Network). Last game: W, 58-7 vs. Louisiana Monroe Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. No. 16 Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC West).

40. North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0 FCS Missouri Valley) (29t/nr/nr) at Missouri State (3-1, 1-0 FCS Missouri Valley) Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3). Last game: W 31-10 vs. Illinois State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. South Dakota State (2-2, 1-0 FCS Missouri Valley), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

41. Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) (nr/38/nr) at Kansas State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: W, 55-19 vs. Kansas Thursday, Sept. 29. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. No. 22 West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

42. Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt) (nr/41t/nr) is idle. Last game: W, 34-13 at Idaho Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Georgia State (0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

43. Southern Mississippi (4-1, 2-0 C-USA West) (nr/43t/nr) at Texas-San Antonio (1-3, 0-1 C-USA West) Saturday, 12 p.m. Last game: W, 44-28 vs. Rice Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at No. 27 Louisiana State (3-2, 2-1 SEC West), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

44. Texas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) (42/nr/nr) vs. No. 20 Oklahoma (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) Saturday at Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Stadium), 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: L, 49-31 at Oklahoma State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Iowa State (1-4, 0-2 Big 12), 7 p.m. (Longhorn Network).

45. Southern California (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12 South) (nr/43t/nr) vs. Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Network). Last game: W, 41-20 vs. Arizona State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Arizona (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12 South), 3:30 p.m. (FOX).

46. Appalachian State (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) (nr/47t/nr) is idle. Last game: W, 17-3 vs. Georgia State Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Louisiana Lafayette (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt), 8 p.m. (ESPN2).

47. Eastern Michigan (4-1, 1-0 MAC West) (nr/47t/nr) vs. Toledo (3-1, 1-0 MAC West) Saturday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3). Last game: W, 28-25 at Bowling Green Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 at Ohio (3-2, 1-0 MAC East), 2 p.m. (ESPN3).

48. Middle Tennessee (4-1, 2-0 C-USA East) (nr/47t/nr) is idle. Last game: W, 30-13 at North Texas Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Western Kentucky (3-2, 1-0 C-USA East), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

49. Navy (3-1, 2-0 American West) (nr/nr/nr) vs. No. 5 Houston (5-0, 2-0 American West) Saturday, 3 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: L, 28-14 at Air Force Saturday, Oct. 1. Next game: Thursday, Oct. 13 at East Carolina (2-3, 0-1 American East), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

50. Army (3-1 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) at Duke (2-3, 0-2 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ACC Network). Last game: L, 23-20 (OT) at Buffalo Saturday, Sept. 24. Next game: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Lafayette (1-4, 0-1 FCS Patriot), 12 p.m.

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