Power Conference Rankings Week 5

Power Conference Rankings Week 5

Week five of the 2020 season only offered one matchup of Top 25- ranked teams.  While number three Georgia led 24-20 at halftime, number two Alabama absolutely dominated the second half en route to a 41-24 victory.  Clemson blasted Georgia Tech 73-7, once again proving without a doubt that they are, by far, at the top of the ACC class.  As for the Big 12, they only managed to play one game this weekend.  Here’s how we rank the three Power 5 conferences that have actually played a game:


Can we say upsets?  Unranked South Carolina beat number 15 Auburn for the first time since 1933.  Unranked Kentucky blasted number 18 Tennessee 34-7.  Arkansas continues to surprise and Texas A&M handled Mississippi State.

The Alabama-Georgia matchup was the most-anticipated game yet this season.  While the first half play matched the hype, Alabama’s aerial assault in the 2nd half overwhelmed Georgia’s heralded defense by scoring three touchdowns in a 10-minute span starting late in the 3rd quarter.

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Florida
  5. Arkansas
  6. Kentucky
  7. South Carolina
  8. Missouri
  9. LSU
  10. Auburn
  11. Tennessee
  12. Ole Miss
  13. Mississippi State
  14. Vanderbilt

Big 12

The conference only played one game this weekend.  West Virginia easily handled Kansas 38-17.  Next weekend offers a full slate of games as of this writing.  The Iowa State-Oklahoma State matchup will reward the winner a clear path to the conference championship.

Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State all remain undefeated in conference play.  It will take an undefeated season and conference championship victory from one of those three teams for one of them to be considered for the College Football Playoffs.

  1. Oklahoma State
  2. Iowa State
  3. Kansas State
  4. Oklahoma
  5. West Virginia
  6. TCU
  7. Texas
  8. Baylor
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Kansas


It appears that Clemson could sleepwalk their way to the conference championship. There is that much of a difference between them and the rest of the conference.  Notre Dame might give them a competitive game but they won’t if they play like they did this past weekend in squeaking by unranked Louisville 12-7.

North Carolina’s dream of a conference championship ended as unranked Florida State upset them 31-28.  Here’s how the ACC shapes up.

  1. Clemson
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Miami
  4. NC State
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. North Carolina
  7. Boston College
  8. Pitt
  9. Florida State
  10. Virginia
  11. Wake Forest
  12. Georgia Tech
  13. Louisville
  14. Syracuse
  15. Duke