College football’s Week 6 slate of games might have been the most entertaining yet of the 2020 season.
Three previously ranked, unbeaten teams suffered their first losses on Saturday in No. 4 Florida, No. 7 Miami and No. 14 Tennessee. But those were hardly the only storylines from a wild college football Saturday. Elsewhere, No. 17 LSU lost its second game this season to previously winless Missouri in a 45-41 shootout. And Oklahoma, missing from the college football rankings for the first time since early 2016, won its first game in three tries by beating No. 22 Texas 53-45 in a four-overtime Red River Rivalry.
The Sooners were among the big winners from Saturday’s games. Others include Texas A&M, which secured its first top-five victory under Jimbo Fisher; Georgia, which in beating Tennessee earned a second consecutive win over a ranked opponent; and Clemson, which left no doubt as to its No. 1 status after handling the Hurricanes 42-17 at home.
A couple of SEC West matchups featured intrigue and controversy as well. No. 13 Auburn survived an upset bid by Arkansas, 30-28, thanks to a late botched call by officials. And Alabama needed a near-perfect offensive performance against Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss: a 63-48 victory for the Tide that was severely lacking in defense. That likely will be the storyline of the week as the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs face off in a top-three matchup in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
With that, here are the latest college football rankings, from the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, after the Week 6 slate of games:
College football polls updated after Week 6
|Rank||Team||Points (No. 1 votes)||W-L|
|5||Ohio State||1,194 (2)||0-0|
Moved in: Kansas State; USC; Minnesota
Others receiving votes: Central Florida 93; NC State 89; Oklahoma 87; Marshall 73; Boston College 68; Iowa 53; Coastal Carolina 48; Utah 44; West Virginia 39; UAB 38; Army 37; Boise State 36; Tulsa 20; Mississippi State 20; Memphis 17; Texas Christian 16; Mississippi 13; Air Force 13; Arizona State 12; Liberty 8; Kentucky 8; Texas 7; Houston 7; California 7; Washington 6; Stanford 6; Missouri 6; Nebraska 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Louisiana State 4; Arkansas 1