There were no major shakeups atop the latest college football power rankings.

By Colin Becht
October 13, 2015

Game control became the buzzword of the 2014 College Football Playoff race. It wasn't just, Did you win? or Who’d you beat? It was, How’d you win? This year’s playoff race looks like it will have a different buzz word: Survival.

It’s only mid-October, but the idea of expecting perfection—60 minutes of dominance week in and week out—seems laughable. So while winning with style may still help, it won’t save a team if that team goes on to lose the next week.

Week 6 was almost completely devoid of game control outside of Lawrence, Kan.—and beating up on the Jayhawks hardly seems impressive (despite TCU’s near loss last season). What’s most important is that, with a few exceptions, nearly every team with playoff aspirations managed to survive to contend another week.

• NADKARNI: Three thoughts on AP Poll after Week 6 | Complete AP Top 25

 
1
Utah Utes
1
5–0
Next week: Saturday vs. Arizona State
2
Clemson Tigers
2
5–0
Last week: Beat Georgia Tech 43-24 Next week: Saturday vs. Boston College
3
Baylor Bears
3
5–0
Last week: Beat Kansas 66–7 Next week: Saturday vs. West Virginia
4
LSU TIGERS
5
5–0
Last week: Beat South Carolina 45-24 Next week: Saturday vs. Florida
5
FLORIDA GATORS
8
6–0
Last week: Beat Missouri 21-3 Next week: Saturday at LSU • STAPLES: Impact of Grier's suspension on UF
6
Alabama Crimson Tide
6
5–1
Last week: Beat Arkansas 27-14 Next week: Saturday at Texas A&M
7
Texas A&M Aggies
7
5–0
Last week: Bye week Next week: Saturday vs. Alabama
8
TCU Horned Frogs
10
6–0
Last week: Beat Kansas State 52-45 Next week: Saturday at Iowa State
9
Michigan Wolverines
19
5–1
Last week: Beat Northwestern 38-0 Next week: Saturday vs. Michigan State
10
Ohio State Buckeyes
11
6–0
Last week: Beat Maryland 49-28 Next week: Saturday vs. Penn State • Ellis: Biggest takeaways from Week 6
11
Michigan State Spartans
12
6–0
Last week: Beat Rutgers 31-24 Next week: Saturday at Michigan
12
Ole Miss Rebels
13
5–1
Last week: Beat New Mexico State 52-3 Next week: Saturday at Memphis
13
Oklahoma State cowboys
23
6-0
Last week: Beat West Virginia 33-26 in overtime Next week: Bye week
14
Iowa Hawkeyes
15
6-0
Last week: Beat Illinois 29-20 Next week: Saturday at Northwestern
15
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
14
5–1
Last week: Beat Navy 41-24 Next week: Saturday vs. USC • Notre Dame checks in at No. 14 in AP Poll 
16
Florida State seminoles
17
5–0
Last week: Beat Miami 29-24 Next week: Saturday vs. Louisville
17
Northwestern wildcats
9
5-1
Last week: Lost to Michigan 38-0 Next week: Saturday vs. Iowa
18
Stanford Cardinal
18
4–1
Last week: Bye week Next week: Thursday vs. UCLA
19
UCLA BRUINS
22
4–1
Last week: Bye week Next week: Thursday at Stanford
20
Oklahoma sooners
4
4–1
Last week: Lost to Texas 24-17 Next week: Saturday at Kansas State • HAMILTON: Texas shows progress in upset
21
hOUSTON cOUGARS
24
5-0
Last week: Beat SMU 49-28 Next week: Friday at Tulane
22
California Golden Bears
16
5–1
Last week: Lost to Utah 30-24 Next week: Bye week
23
Boise State Broncos
25
5–1
Last week: Beat Colorado State 41-10 Next week: Friday at Utah State
24
Toledo Rockets
5–0
Last week: Beat Kent State 38-7 Next week: Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
25
Duke Blue Devils
5–1
Last week: Beat Army 44-3 Next week: Bye week

Dropped out: Georgia, USC​
Next five: Temple, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Memphis, Georgia

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