College Football Rankings for Week 6: Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Our Betting Power Ratings

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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.

College Football Betting Power Ratings

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.


1

AP

Alabama

1

PR

2

AP

Georgia

1

PR

3

AP

Penn State

4

PR

4

AP

Iowa

10

PR

5

AP

Cincinnati

6

PR

6

AP

Michigan

10

PR

7

AP

Oklahoma

5

PR

8

AP

Oregon

19

PR

9

AP

Ohio State

3

PR

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.


10

AP

BYU

43

PR

11

AP

Arkansas

16

PR

12

AP

Kentucky

23

PR

13

AP

Michigan State

34

PR

14

AP

Auburn

8

PR

I think very highly of BYU coming in at No. 10, while Wilson has the Cougars back at No. 43.


15

AP

NC State

34

PR

16

AP

San Diego State

73

PR

17

AP

Notre Dame

16

PR

18

AP

Oklahoma State

34

PR

19

AP

Coastal Carolina

16

PR

20

AP

SMU

39

PR

21

AP

Wake Forest

34

PR

22

AP

Texas

8

PR

23

AP

Ole Miss

12

PR

24

AP

Florida

7

PR

25

AP

Pitt

24

PR

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
Notre Dame 17 T-16
Coastal Carolina 19 T-16

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).


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