College Football Rankings for Week 6: Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Our Betting Power Ratings
Todd Kirkland/Getty Images. Pictured: Zamir White (3) and Broderick Jones (59) of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Alabama and Georgia remained the top two teams on my Associated Press Top 25 ballot entering Week 6. As for the remaining 23 teams? Let’s just say my ballot looks nothing like last week.
That’s what happens when nine ranked teams lose on Saturday. Through five weeks, that’s a record 34 AP-ranked teams that have lost — if you’re scoring at home (or if you are a current NFL coach at a bar).
Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s updated college football betting power ratings agree with — well, absolutely none of my rankings on my AP ballot. While I have Bama No. 1 and Georgia No. 2, Wilson has Alabama and Georgia tied for the No. 1 spot.
Here is my updated AP ballot compared with Wilson’s current power ratings entering Week 6 of the college football season.
Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot Entering Week 6
AP denotes Brett McMurphy’s Associated Press Top 25 ballot.
PR denotes Collin Wilson’s College Football Betting Power Ratings.
My top-nine ranked teams are somewhat in the ballpark of Wilson’s power ratings, with the most notable exception of Oregon. I have the Ducks No. 8, while Wilson has Oregon No. 19.
Wilson also has Ohio State No. 3 — 16 spots ahead of Oregon — despite the fact that Oregon actually won at Ohio State.
I think very highly of BYU coming in at No. 10, while Wilson has the Cougars back at No. 43.
San Diego State
The final 10 teams on my ballot this week are vastly different than Wilson’s power ratings, except for two teams:
|Team||My AP Rank||Collin’s Power Rating|
After that, Wilson still has Florida, Texas and Ole Miss among his top-12 power-rated teams — despite a combined four losses among the Gators, Longhorns and Rebels.
I have those teams ranked at the bottom of my ballot because of either blowout losses (Texas to Arkansas and Ole Miss to Alabama) or multiple losses (Florida to Alabama and Kentucky).