Clemson moved up, Ohio State fell and Utah maintained its No. 1 spot in the latest college football power rankings.
As the number of remaining undefeated teams decreased in Week 5, it became increasingly apparent that the season simply lacks a dominant team. There doesn’t appear to be a 2013 Florida State-type squad who pummels everyone in its path.
Rankings are, by their nature, a relative thing. How does Team A compare to Team B and Team C and every other team in the country? So other than making it a little harder to determine a team’s relative strengths, it doesn’t really matter how historically good the best teams are. What’s important is they’re the best teams this year. And for 2015, that doesn’t mean that they’re flawless, just that they seem to have the smallest or most manageable flaws.
Next week: Saturday vs. Cal
Dropped out: Wisconsin, West Virginia, Mississippi State
Next five:<> West Virginia, Toledo, Duke, Oregon, Wisconsin