The 2013 NCAA football rankings for Week 5 are out and it’s practically a carbon copy of Week 4. Alabama is still the No. 1 team in the land by an overwhelming margin. The Tide received 56 of the 60 No.1 votes available by the writers, with the Oregon Ducks receiving the other four votes.
According to a Sept. 22 ESPN Top 25 poll update, the top ten teams in this week’s poll are identical to last week. Look for that to change quickly as conference play gets underway this week.
On the local front, Michigan may have improved to 4-0 on the season, but they have also dropped in the polls for the second straight week. With a less than impressive effort Saturday night vs. UCONN, the Wolverines were lucky to escape with the win.
Michigan was ranked eleventh two weeks ago, but are now the No. 18 team in the nation, one spot behind the surging Northwestern Wildcats.
The Cats are 4-0 and have some serious bite this season. Don't be surprised if they battle for an outside shot to earn a trip to the Big Ten Championship game in December.
The only team to fall out of this week's Top 25 was Arizona State, who was previously at No. 23.
Here is a look at the current Top 25 standings.
4 Ohio State
8 Florida State
10 Texas A&M
11 Oklahoma State
12 South Carolina
15 Miami (FL)
21 Ole Miss
22 Notre Dame
24 Texas Tech
25 Fresno State