• It was a week of limited movement in SI.com's college football Power Rankings, but the Michigan Wolverines moved into the top five after destroying Rutgers.
By Mike Fiammetta
October 10, 2016

A slightly less volatile Week 6 didn’t short college football fans on excitement. Two teams hung 70 points apiece. One College Football Playoff contender lost that status. Oklahoma and Texas delivered a thrilling Red River Rivalry. Florida State survived Miami only because of a blocked extra point.

In summary, eight teams from last week’s rankings lost and four dropped out of this week’s altogether. With Houston’s loss, the upper tier of the sport becomes slightly less crowded. Buckle up as the pressure on these top 25 teams ratchets up.

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1Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 1
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Arkansas 49–30
Next week: Saturday at Tennessee

2Ohio St. Buckeyes
last week: 2
record: 5–0

Last week: Beat Indiana 38–17
Next week: Saturday at Wisconsin

3Clemson Tigers
last week: 3
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Boston College 56–10
Next week: Saturday vs. NC State

4Washington Huskies
last week: 5
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Oregon 70–21
Next week: Off

5Michigan Wolverines
last week: 6
record: 6–0
6Louisville Cardinals
last week: 7
record: 4–1

Last week: OFF
Next week: Friday vs. Duke

7Texas A&M Aggies
last week: 8
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Tennessee 45–38 in double overtime
Next week: Off

8Tennessee Volunteers
last week: 9
record: 5–1

Last week: Lost to Texas A&M 45–38 in double overtime
Next week: Saturday vs. Alabama

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9Wisconsin Badgers
last week: 10
record: 4–1

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday vs. Ohio State

10Nebraska Cornhuskers
last week: 11
record: 5–0

Last week: Beat Illinois 31–16
Next week: Off

11Ole Miss Rebels
last week: 13
record: 3–2

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday at Arkansas

12Baylor Bears
last week: 16
record: 5–0

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday vs. Kansas

13Houston Cougars
last week: 4
record: 5–1

Last week: Lost to Navy 46–40
Next week: Saturday vs. Tulsa

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14Florida StATE Seminoles
last week: 19
record: 4–2

Last week: Beat Miami 20–19
Next week: Saturday vs. Wake Forest

15Miami Hurricanes
last week: 12
record: 4–1

Last week: Lost to Florida State 20–19
Next week: Saturday vs. North Carolina

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Florida State QB Deondre Francois shines as Seminoles edge Miami in rivalry game
16Virginia Tech Hokies
last week: 23
record: 4–1

Last week: Beat North Carolina 34–3
Next week: Saturday at Syracuse

17Oklahoma Sooners
last week: 21
record: 3–2

Last week: Beat Texas 45–40
Next week: Saturday vs. Kansas State

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Oklahoma surges to Red River Rivalry win as Texas’s defensive woes persist
18Boise State Broncos
last week: 22
record: 5–0

Last week: Beat New Mexico 49–21
Next week: Saturday vs. Colorado State

19West Virginia Mountaineers
last week: 23
record: 4–0

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday at Texas Tech

20Florida Gators
last week: 18
record: 4–1

Last week: Game vs. LSU postponed
Next week: Saturday vs. Missouri

21Arkansas Razorbacks
last week: 15
record: 4–2

Last week: Lost to Alabama 49–30
Next week: Saturday vs. Ole Miss

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Jalen Hurts, Damien Harris shine as No. 1 Alabama runs all over No. 16 Arkansas
22Western Michigan Broncos
last week: 24
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Northern Illinois 45–30
Next week: Saturday at Akron

23Utah Utes
last week: NR
record: 5–1

Last week: Beat Arizona 36–23
Next week: Saturday at Oregon State

24Auburn Tigers
last week: NR
record: 4–2

Last week: Beat Mississippi State 38–14
Next week: Off

25Arizona St. Sun Devils
last week: NR
record: 5–1

Last week: Beat UCLA 23–20
Next week: Saturday at Colorado

Dropped out: North Carolina, Stanford, Colorado, UCLA
Next five: Georgia, TCU, Washington State, LSU, Navy

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