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Utes take over top spot in ESPN Power Rankings

Turns out, the best way to navigate chaos like the kind we had in Week 5 is to not play at all. Utah, which had a bye this week after destroying Oregon in Week 4, is the new No. 1 in the Power Rankings.

College Football Top Plays: Week 5 (1:49)
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2hHeather Dinich

Dinich: Why the chaos is cool

Highly ranked teams piled up losses in Week 5, but that's OK in Year 2 of the College Football Playoff.

Impact Performance Nominees (1:12)
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Schlabach: Wipe the slate clean after Week 5

Alabama dispelled the notion that it was not going to be a contender. The Big 12's powers won with overwhelming force. The Big Ten's survived, but were underwhelming. What did we learn Week 5?

Why not pay student athletes the same? (0:59)
This ASU running back is a bulldozer (0:26)
Dalvin Cook goes 94 yards to the house (1:24)
KaVontae Turpin's four touchdown day (0:55)
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Oregon football players stuck in elevator

Several Oregon football players were stuck in an elevator before their game -- and WR Devon Allen was there to live-tweet the whole thing.

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The Best Signs Of College GameDay: Week 5

The rain didn't slow down the fans in Clemson, who came out in droves to celebrate the Tigers' fourth time hosting College Gameday.

Dinich's biggest game with playoff implications (0:39)


Dinich: 'Brand recognition' plaguing Top 5

ESPN's Heather Dinich says Ohio State and Michigan State don't deserve their lofty rankings, suggesting tradition is outweighing unbiased evaluation.


Fresh faces in Top 25

Iowa leads the pack of new entrants in the latest AP poll. The No. 22 Hawkeyes are joined by teams that captured the final two spots in the Top 25: Toledo and Boise State. Rankings

Watch me win, now watch me nae nae

After beating Notre Dame, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN's Heather Cox, "We gonna do the Whip and Nae Nae tonight; I can promise you that!" He made good on that promise. Watch

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Gators sneaking up on Top 10

With a convincing win over Ole Miss, Florida vaulted 14 spots to snag the No. 11 ranking in the latest AP poll. The Gators sit one spot ahead of interstate rival Florida State. Rankings

Ohio State holds on to no. 1 in AP poll

Despite just squeaking by Indiana, the Buckeyes hold on to the top spot in the latest AP poll, receiving 38 first-place votes. The top 25

Utah tops latest CFB power rankings

Despite not playing a game this weekend, the Utes benefit from a few Top 10 upsets and a shaky performance from Ohio State to ascend to the No. 1 position.


Gators make huge leap in power rankings

Following a 38-10 win over then-No. 3 Ole Miss, Florida surged from the fringe of the top 25 to inside the top 10 in the latest power rankings. That's the highest ascension of any team this week. Plenty of shakeups

Davis: Florida is for real

ESPN's Butch Davis says Florida coach Jim McElwain's biggest impact on the Gators is his work in stabilizing the quarterback position.


UCLA tumbles in power rankings

The Bruins' loss to Arizona State called into question their Pac-12 supremacy and plummeted them 15 spots in the latest power rankings, the furthest drop of any team. New number one

Alabama's win was 'total domination'

Reports of the Crimson Tide's demise were greatly exaggerated, according to ESPN's Mark May and Butch Davis.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin is struggling but LB Joe Schobert making a push for national awards. He leads the nation in sacks (9) and tackles for loss (13), and is tied for the national lead in forced fumbles (4). An insane performance so far, Scooby Wright esque.

Clemson's d-line key in big win

ESPN's Mark May credits the Tigers' defensive pressure in helping them overcome an unremarkable performance by QB Deshaun Watson to beat Notre Dame.


Re-live Notre Dame-Clemson in 15 seconds

ICYMI: No. 12 Clemson started strong and held on at the end to upset No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22.


Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

With 233 yards against Eastern Michigan on Saturday LSU RB Leonard Fournette became the first player in SEC history to rush for at least 200 yards in three straight games. In four games Fournette leads the nation with 864 rushing yards. That's the most in LSU history and the most by any FBS player since 2000

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida's 38-10 win over No. 3 Ole Miss marked the Gators' largest win over an AP Top-3 opponent since their 1997 Sugar Bowl win over Florida State for the national championship. Not to toss lofty expectations on the Gators or anything but in 3 of the previous 4 seasons in which they defeated an AP Top-3 opponent by more than 10 points the Gators went on to win the national title (1996, 2006 & 2008)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

The top two scoring defenses in the FBS belong to Northwestern (7 ppg allowed) and Michigan (7.6 ppg). They play this week in Ann Arbor. Take the under, whatever it is.

ICYMI: Serviceman surprises family

A serviceman surprised his family ahead of the Florida-Ole Miss game. Their reaction was priceless.


ICYMI: ASU linemen rumble, tumble for TD

Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage had plenty of help getting this ball 23 yards and into the end zone, including being shoved along by his teammates and UCLA players.


Relive Week 5 of college football

Florida's upset of Ole Miss, Alabama pounding Georgia, and Clemson eking out a win over Notre Dame highlighted another fantastic week of college football.


Washington State fake punt goes wrong

The Cougars looked like they might pick up a first down on this trick play. But then the punter got popped, the ball came loose, and Cal went the other way for a touchdown.


ICYMI: Ezekiel Elliott's insane second half

The Ohio State RB had three touchdowns in the second half of Ohio State's 34-27 win over Indiana, including a 55-yard run, a 65-yard run and this electrifying 75-yard run.


Top 10 teams stumble on Saturday

  • Florida upset No.3-ranked Ole Miss.
  • Clemson beat No. 6 Notre Dame.
  • Arizona State beat No. 7 UCLA.
  • Alabama beat No. 8 Georgia.
  • Meanwhile, top-ranked Ohio State escaped when Indiana's last pass was incomplete in the end zone and No.2-ranked Michigan State survived a scare from Purdue.
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