College Football recap: Week 5


Hayden Flinn, Sports Editor

Week five of college football is officially wrapped up. With a couple of scares for some top ten teams, my personal rankings of the top four have changed. 

At number one, I have Alabama once again. The Tide haven’t looked as dominant as they normally do. After a one-point win over Texas in week two and a back-and-forth game against Arkansas. Alabama has done enough to be back in the number one spot. Number one is up for grabs as of now, there hasn’t been one team that looks like the clear-cut number one. 

At number two, I have the Georgia Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have both the best win out of the top four, but they also have the worst win. UGA started the season dominating through the first three games, but the last two weeks have not been kind to the Dawgs. 

Despite beating Kent State by 17, that game was way closer than it needed to be for the at the time number one team in the country. Furthermore, this past week the Dawgs trailed on the road to an unranked Missouri for three and a half quarters but were able to pull out the win. Their struggles with unranked opponents the past two weeks are what dropped them down to two for me.

At number three, I have Ohio State. The Buckeyes played a close game with Notre Dame to start the year but have been the most consistent team of the top three. Their strength of schedule is the reason I’m keeping them at number three. The Buckeyes have yet to have a test, but that will come within the next two weeks.

At number four, I have Michigan. The Wolverines have only had one game where they struggled and that came in week four against Maryland. They took care of business this week against Big 10 foe Iowa, never trailing once the entire game. The Wolverines have a tremendous rushing attack behind running back Blake Corum, but they haven’t played a tough enough opponent for them to jump anyone in the rankings.