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SQ College Football Power Rankings: Week 6

We're almost to the halfway point of the season and the rankings have already changed quite a bit. Florida and Michigan appear to be back and are charging hard up the rankings, but just how far have they moved up? Read below to find out where your team falls in our weekly SQ Power Rankings.

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We’re almost to the halfway point of the season and the rankings have already changed quite a bit. Florida and Michigan appear to be back and are charging hard up the rankings, but just how far have they moved up? Read below to find out where your team falls in our weekly SQ Power Rankings.

1. Ohio State

Previous SQ Rank: 1

Coaches Poll Rank: 1

“The Buckeyes committed too many turnovers and settled for too many field goals in the red zone against Indiana but they still remain number one because of Ezekiel Elliott (274 yards and 3 touchdowns).” – Nate Wallace

2. TCU

Previous SQ Rank: 4

Coaches Poll Rank: 2

“TCU moves up this week after demolishing the Texas Longhorns 50-7 in Week 5. After surrendering 52 points to Texas Tech in Week 4, the Horned Frogs’ defense was much better against the Longhorns, holding them to 313 total yards and a lone touchdown—although Texas ranks 107th nationally in total offense.” – Ray Boone

3. Baylor

Previous SQ Rank: 6

Coaches Poll Rank: 4

“Baylor is really starting to make a case to be the top team in the country. The Bears have averaged 63 points per game on offense, while allowing opponents an average of 26. Any time you have an average margin of victory of that size, it’s enough to draw plenty of attention.” – Sean Berger

4. Utah

Previous SQ Rank: 10

Coaches Poll Rank: 7

“One of the best surprises of 2015, Utah has quickly risen to be one of the top-ranked teams in the country. The Utes’ offense certainly has been great, but I’m more impressed with their defense, surrendering just 18.8 points per game so far. Beating Michigan and Oregon are very impressive early wins.” – Sean Berger

5. Michigan State

Previous SQ Rank: 4

Coaches Poll Rank: 3

“This Spartans team has been uninspiring so far this season, and their play begs one to question why they are ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. The Spartans barely beat a 1-4 Purdue team 24-21 in Week 5 and have yet to face a quality opponent. The Spartans have been especially underwhelming on offense, where they’re ranked 59th nationally in points per game and 92nd overall in passing.” – Ray Boone

6. Clemson

Previous SQ Rank: 13

Coaches Poll Rank: 6

“Beating a good Notre Dame team isn’t easy. The rain made it interesting, but the Tigers defense stood tall, denying the game-tying two-point conversion attempt Notre Dame tried to muster.” – Alex Koslow

7. LSU

Previous SQ Rank: 7

Coaches Poll Rank: 5

“LSU running back Leonard Fournette pounded his way into the record books in Week 5 after the Tigers beat Eastern Michigan 44-22. Fournette’s 233 yards on the ground made him the first running back in SEC history to rush for over 200 yards in three straight games—the Heisman chatter continues. In other news, the Tigers’ defense has been mediocre. They surrendered 24 points to Syracuse in Week 4 and 22 points to Eastern Michigan in Week 5—both vastly inferior opponents.” – Ray Boone

8. Alabama

Previous SQ Rank: 12

Coaches Poll Rank: 10

“Derrick Henry got many more carries this week (26), and as a result, the Crimson Tide dominated Georgia and move up the rankings.” – Nate Wallace

9. Texas A&M

Previous SQ Rank: 15

Coaches Poll Rank: 11

“Kyle Allen has been sensational in his first full season as a starter. In his past two games, he’s thrown for 680 yards and four touchdowns, while completing two-thirds of his passes. It’s easy to see why Texas A&M is off to such a hot start when you look at those numbers.” – Sean Berger

10. Oklahoma

Previous SQ Rank: 14

Coaches Poll Rank: 9

“Oklahoma is getting mighty hot offensively behind star quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Sooners beat a solid West Virginia team 44-24 in Week 5 and have scored over 40 points four times this season (and 50 once). I attribute much of the Sooners’ success to the incredible play of Mayfield. This season, Mayfield has thrown for 1,382 yards, 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Mayfield also boasts a 178.5 passer rating—fifth in the country.” – Ray Boone

11. Florida

Previous SQ Rank: 25

Coaches Poll Rank: 12

“Who would’ve thought that Florida would be inching toward the top-10 at the beginning of the season? Jim McElwain has the Gators looking like contenders after a comeback win over Tennessee and a dominating performance against Ole Miss last week. The team has outscored its SEC opponents 80-46 so far; not bad for a team that was supposed to struggle on this side of the ball.” – Sean Berger

12. Northwestern

Previous SQ Rank: 17

Coaches Poll Rank: 14

“Northwestern has a defense you definitely do not want to face right now, allowing just seven points per game. However, they’re playing Michigan this week, and are historically bad against the Wolverines, having lost nine of their last 10 meetings. This will undoubtedly be a defensive battle.” – Sean Berger

13. Florida State

Previous SQ Rank: 11

Coaches Poll Rank: 8

“Florida State is 5-0 but remains completely mediocre. The Seminoles barely scraped by a 2-3 Wake Forest team 24-16 in Week 5.” – Ray Boone

14. Ole Miss

Previous SQ Rank: 3

Coaches Poll Rank: 13

“Shockingly enough, Ole Miss was embarrassed last week 38-10 by a well-prepared Florida squad. Quarterback Chad Kelly, who had been having a stellar season till that point, was harassed all night by the Gators’ defensive line and looked rattled by an announced crowd of 90,585. The Gators exposed an Ole Miss offensive line that is suffering from the loss of tackle Laremy Tunsil. Mississippi gave up five sacks and only produced 69 yards on the ground, and had to settle for a field goal after a third quarter goal-line stand.” – Ray Boone

15. Notre Dame

Previous SQ Rank: 8

Coaches Poll Rank: 15

“Just a 2 pt conversion away from overtime vs Clemson. The Irish started in a 14-0 hole early in the first, but outscored the Tigers 22-10 the rest of the game.” – Alex Koslow

16. Stanford

Previous SQ Rank: 18

Coaches Poll Rank: 18

“After a slow start in Week 1, the Stanford Cardinal is rolling on offense. In the last four games, the Cardinal put up 31, 31, 24 and 55 points, respectively. Stanford boasts a solid offensive attack, averaging 209.8 rushing yards and 242.8 passing yards. In addition, their defense, ranked 31st overall, has been playing well.” – Ray Boone

17. USC

Previous SQ Rank: 16

Coaches Poll Rank: 17

“USC could not get anything going against Washington this week, converting just one of 13 third down attempts. Cody Kessler threw two picks and was pressured all night long. USC might not be ranked come next week.” – Sean Berger

18. Michigan

Previous SQ Rank: 23

Coaches Poll Rank: 21

“The Wolverines are improving each week, which makes them a dangerous squad. Ranking 2nd in the nation in total defense, the Wolverines offense will face another top 5 defense this week in Northwestern.” – Nate Wallace

19. Georgia

Previous SQ Rank: 5

Coaches Poll Rank: 16

“The silver lining to Georgia’s loss to Alabama was that Nick Chubb tied the school record by rushing for at least 100 yards in his 13th straight game. There’s still plenty of time for the Bulldogs to make noise in the SEC as matchups with Tennessee, Mizzou and Florida await them in October.” – Sean Berger

20. UCLA

Previous SQ Rank: 9

Coaches Poll Rank: 20

“He was shaky in Week 5, but I still love UCLA’s freshman quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen connected on only 22 of his 40 passes for 280 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception in the Bruins’ 38-23 loss to Arizona State in Week 5. What’s really disappointing is the Bruins’ defense. The unit has given up over 30 points in each of the last two games.” – Ray Boone

21. Oklahoma State

Previous SQ Rank: 19

Coaches Poll Rank: 19

“Two straight games when a game-winning field goal has been required either shows the Cowboys can fight through adversity, or they’re just catching lucky breaks. Either way, this is a sneaky Big 12 team that’s put up over 38 points per game, and has potential to get another quality win against West Virginia this week.” – Sean Berger

22. California

Previous SQ Rank: 22

Coaches Poll Rank: 22

“This is the week we’ll see just how good Cal really is, going up against Utah. Jared Goff can only do so much with his arm, so Cal’s defense is going to have be able to withstand the brutal punch that Utah’s offense brings. Cal has given up 96 points over its last three games, and that’s not going to get it done this week.” – Sean Berger

23. Iowa

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 23

“Iowa beat Wisconsin 10-6 in Week 5. They have a mediocre offense (69th nationally) but have a very solid defense (ranked 18th nationally).” – Nate Wallace

24. Boise State

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 24

“Offense is the name of the game at Boise State. The Broncos blasted the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 55-0 in Week 5 and have put up at least 50 points in each of the last three contests.” – Ray Boone

25. Memphis

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 25

“Last week was the first time that Memphis failed to score at least 44 points, but they still managed to beat South Florida, 24-17. This Memphis team has an electric offense led by dark horse Heisman candidate QB Paxton Lynch, who leads the American Athletic Conference in passing yards (1,535), touchdown passes (10) and passer efficiency (181.47). We’ll find out just how good this team is next week when Ole Miss comes to town.” – Sean Berger

Others Receiving Votes: Toledo

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SQ College Football Power Rankings: Week 5

1. Ohio State

Previous SQ Rank: 1

Coaches Poll Rank: 1

"The Buckeyes haven’t faced a difficult opponent yet this season — and they won’t until they play Michigan State on Nov. 21 — but they’ve played decent enough through four weeks. Surprisingly enough, the thing that's been most questionable for OSU

1. Ohio State

Previous SQ Rank: 1

Coaches Poll Rank: 1

“The Buckeyes haven’t faced a difficult opponent yet this season — and they won’t until they play Michigan State on Nov. 21 — but they’ve played decent enough through four weeks. Surprisingly enough, the thing that’s been most questionable for OSU has been their quarterback play.” – Ray Boone

2. Michigan State

Previous SQ Rank: 3

Coaches Poll Rank: 2

“Michigan State has played pretty well this season, and continues to impress. The defense has certainly felt the loss of Pat Narduzzi though, and has given up an average of 395.8 yards per game.” – Sean Berger

3. Ole Miss

Previous SQ Rank: 4

Coaches Poll Rank: 5

“The Rebels are the team to beat in the SEC. Ole Miss’ offense has been rolling and will be difficult to stop. The Rebels are ranked eighth in total offense, averaging 54.8 points per game. Although they struggled against a bad Vanderbilt team, they should re-establish themselves against Florida in Week 5.” – Ray Boone

4. TCU

Previous SQ Rank: 2

Coaches Poll Rank: 3

“The Horned Frogs defense MUST play better if TCU wants any shot at going undefeated in Big 12 play. If they gave up 607 yards to the Red Raiders’ offense, just imagine what will happen when Baylor comes to town.” – Nate Wallace

5. Georgia

Previous SQ Rank: 6

Coaches Poll Rank: 6

“Georgia hasn’t played any truly challenging games to this point in the season, but they have played well. With Alabama coming to town this week, we will see if the Bulldogs are worthy of a top-5 ranking.” – Nate Wallace

6. Baylor

Previous SQ Rank: 5

Coaches Poll Rank: 4

“Baylor’s offense is insane! They hung 70 on Rice last week in a game that featured 366 passing yards and 427 rushing yards. Three Bears’ running backs scored touchdowns and two of them rushed for more than 100 yards. Week 5’s game should be closer though, and could pose a real threat to their postseason aspirations. Baylor will face a Texas Tech squad that hung 52 points and almost completed the upset against No. 4 TCU last week.” – Ray Boone

7. LSU

Previous SQ Rank: 8

Coaches Poll Rank: 8

“Leonard Fournette (244 yards, two touchdowns) was the only bright spot as Tigers struggled at Syracuse. Can LSU win the SEC with virtually no passing game?” – Alex Koslow

8. Notre Dame

Previous SQ Rank: 7

Coaches Poll Rank: 7

“C.J. Prosise (600 rushing yards, 8.11 yards per carry) and Will Fuller (454 reception yards, 20.64 yards per catch) continue to impress. UMass was as close as 21-20, but the Irish were too much for the Minutemen.” – Alex Koslow

9. UCLA

Previous SQ Rank: 9

Coaches Poll Rank: 10

“Freshman QB Josh Rosen bounced back nicely from his performance at BYU and had a nice game against Arizona (284 passing yards, two touchdowns). Right now UCLA looks to be the strongest team in the PAC-12, but Utah could change that.” – Sean Berger

10. Utah

Previous SQ Rank: 18

Coaches Poll Rank: 12

“Utah dropped a lot of jaws last week when it completely bulldozed Oregon, 62-20. The Utes offense did a number on Oregon and put up 530 total yards, with QB Travis Wilson accounting for 327 of those alone.” – Sean Berger

11. Florida State

Previous SQ Rank: 10

Coaches Poll Rank: 9

“Okay. That’s the word that best describes this Seminole team. They’re okay, not great. Their offense has not been close to resembling the high-powered squad that featured Heisman quarterback Jameis Winston, All-ACC receiver Rashad Green and All-ACC tight end Nick O’Leary.” – Ray Boone

12. Alabama

Previous SQ Rank: 12

Coaches Poll Rank: 13

“The Crimson Tide didn’t hurt themselves by beating Louisiana-Monroe, but the game exposed the fact that Derrick Henry still isn’t getting the ball enough. Only 13 carries for one of the most talented running backs in the nation is not a good formula for moving up the rankings.” – Nate Wallace

13. Clemson

Previous SQ Rank: 11

Coaches Poll Rank: 11

“Clemson has a great shot to propel itself into early playoff talks if they can beat Notre Dame this weekend. However, Deshaun Watson needs to play his best game and not make costly turnovers like he has in the past few weeks (three interceptions the past two games).” – Sean Berger

14. Oklahoma

Previous SQ Rank: 14

Coaches Poll Rank: 14

“Coming off an early bye week, it will be interesting to see how the Sooner defense plays against a West Virginia squad that has scored 40+ points in their first three games. At the moment, Oklahoma is ranked right outside the top 10, but a win against the Mountaineers could propel them up a few spots.” – Nate Wallace

15. Texas A&M

Previous SQ Rank: 13

Coaches Poll Rank: 15

“Quarterback Kyle Allen is balling out for the Aggies. In Week 4 against Arkansas, the sophomore threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns. Allen has been a stud through four games, throwing for 952 yards, 11 TDs and only two interceptions. The Aggies are a force in the SEC West.” – Ray Boone

16. USC

Previous SQ Rank: 16

Coaches Poll Rank: 16

“USC looks strong again in their 42-14 win vs Arizona State. Kessler’s 5 touchdowns don’t hurt either.” – Alex Koslow

17. Northwestern

Previous SQ Rank: 19

Coaches Poll Rank: 17

“Northwestern has just skated by, winning games with its defense. It’ll be interesting to see if the Wildcats can keep winning as October has historically been a bad month for the team under Pat Fitzgerald — Northwestern is 9-16 in the month since 2008.” – Sean Berger

18. Stanford

Previous SQ Rank: 23

Coaches Poll Rank: 20

“Stanford looks better and better each week, and has outscored opponents 114-59 since their loss to Northwester, proving it may have been a fluke.” – Alex Koslow

19. Oklahoma State

Previous SQ Rank: 24

Coaches Poll Rank: 19

“Oklahoma State was very fortunate to get past Texas last week, but sometimes you need a little luck to be good. Jimmy Bean and Emmanuel Ogbah have done wonders for the Cowboys defensive front, combining for 14 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks so far.” – Sean Berger

20. Wisconsin

Previous SQ Rank: 21

Coaches Poll Rank: 21

“Since losing to Alabama in week 1, the Badgers have done nothing but dominate their opponents, allowing 3 combined points in their last three games. Wisconsin deserves a spot in the top 25 as they enter Big Ten play.” – Nate Wallace

21. West Virginia

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 21

“The Mountaineers have looked strong on offense and defense so far this year, holding Maryland to 6 points last week. West Virginia has a tough test on their hands this week however, as they travel to Norman to face the Sooners.” – Nate Wallace

22. California

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: T-24

“Cal’s offense is very good, and has produced at least 480 yards of total offense in all four games this season. The Golden Bears should have another outstanding output on offense this week as they play Washington State.” – Sean Berger

23. Michigan

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 26

“The Wolverines earned a spot in the top 25 this week with a convincing shutout win over BYU. Also, Michigan held the Cougars to 105 total yards and the cherry on top was a filthy catch by WR Amara Darboh.” – Nate Wallace

24. Mississippi State

Previous SQ Rank: 25

Coaches Poll Rank: 22

“Beating Auburn 17-9 might have looked good at the start of the year, but isn’t quite as impressive now. Strong play from Dak Prescott (270 passing yards, 70.7 completion percentage) is enough for the Bulldogs to stay in the rankings.” – Alex Koslow

25. Florida

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 23

“Jim McElwain sprinkled some magic on Florida’s comeback win over Tennessee last week as the team was five for five on fourth down conversions. Will Grier’s 63-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway still has Tennessee fans crying. Florida gets its biggest test this week against Ole Miss, one of the best matchups to watch this week.” – Sean Berger

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State

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SQ College Football Power Rankings: Week 4

In case you missed it, Week 3 of the college football season brought a lot of excitement. Ohio State narrowly hung on against Northern Illinois, Ole Miss got the better of Nick Saban and Alabama for a second straight year, and Auburn finally collapsed against LSU. But where does that leave the rankings for this

In case you missed it, Week 3 of the college football season brought a lot of excitement. Ohio State narrowly hung on against Northern Illinois, Ole Miss got the better of Nick Saban and Alabama for a second straight year, and Auburn finally collapsed against LSU. But where does that leave the rankings for this week? Find out below just in time for week four to begin.

1. Ohio State

Previous SQ Rank: 1

Coaches Poll Rank: 1

“The Buckeye offense is struggling in most facets, especially the offensive line and quarterback play. They still remain No. 1 because the defense is not only shutting down offenses, but also scoring points.” – Nate Wallace

2. TCU

Previous SQ Rank: 3

Coaches Poll Rank: 2

“There’s a lot of talk about who should’ve replaced Alabama as the No. 2 team in the country, but TCU deserves the spot for now. Putting up at least 56 points in consecutive weeks has this team looking like it did last season, and that’s important given its struggle against Minnesota in Week 1.” – Sean Berger

3. Michigan State

Previous SQ Rank: 4

Coaches Poll Rank: 3

“Michigan State has been playing solid football. They beat Air Force last week 35-21, and they beat a ranked Oregon team in Week 2.” – Ray Boone

4. Ole Miss

Previous SQ Rank: 10

Coaches Poll Rank: 5


“The defense forced five turnovers from Alabama and the offense gained over 400 yards. Kelly and Ole Miss are for real.” – Alex Koslow

5. Baylor

Previous SQ Rank: 5

Coaches Poll Rank: 4

“Baylor’s offense gaining 754 yards a game is enough to keep this team in the top five.” – Alex Koslow

6. Georgia

Previous SQ Rank: 7

Coaches Poll Rank: 6

“Greyson Lambert showed what he’s capable of last week by completing 24 of 25 passes for 330 yards against South Carolina. Now the question is, can he perform consistently?” – Sean Berger

7. Notre Dame

Previous SQ Rank: 11

Coaches Poll Rank: 8

“The Irish defense held up against Georgia Tech’s triple option. Will Fuller continues to impress (132. 3 receiving yards per game, five touchdowns).” – Alex Koslow

8. LSU

Previous SQ Rank: 13

Coaches Poll Rank: 9

“Leonard Fournette was dominant against Auburn and earned a top-10 spot this week. LSU will win many games this season if their defense continues to play well, Fournette runs wild, and Brandon Harris limits mistakes.” – Nate Wallace

9. UCLA

Previous SQ Rank: 8

Coaches Poll Rank: 11

“Josh Rosen finally looked like the true freshman that he is against BYU (11-23, 106 yards, and three interceptions), and Myles Jack is lost for the rest of the season. I’m wondering how long UCLA can hold onto this top-10 spot.” – Sean Berger

10. Florida State

Previous SQ Rank: 9

Coaches Poll Rank: 7

“FSU was mediocre last week against Boston College. The offense is struggling without former Heisman QB Jameis Winston.” – Ray Boone

11. Clemson

Previous SQ Rank: 12

Coaches Poll Rank: 10

“Clemson’s offense was only able to gain 41.1% of its available yards, but the defense held off Louisville. The Tigers’ defense allowed the Cardinals to gain just 29.5% of its available yards, which was enough to escape with a 20-17 win.” – Sean Berger

12. Alabama

Previous SQ Rank: 2

Coaches Poll Rank: 12

“The Crimson Tide committed five turnovers against Ole Miss and the defense couldn’t get a stop when they needed it most. Alabama falls in the rankings because of the loss and also because it’s struggling to find other offensive weapons beside Derrick Henry; talented WR Calvin Ridley needs be a bigger part of Lane Kiffin’s gameplan.” – Nate Wallace

13. Texas A&M

Previous SQ Rank: 17

Coaches Poll Rank: 15

“Texas A&M has gotten off to a hot start (averaging 46 points per game), but it also did the same last year before fizzling out. The Aggies take on an Arkansas team that’s limping into this one after losses to Toledo and Texas Tech. Texas A&M may be favored by a touchdown right now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Arkansas keeps it closer than that.” – Sean Berger

14. Oklahoma

Previous SQ Rank: 16

Coaches Poll Rank: 14

“Baker Mayfield is putting together a great season so far, as Bob Stoops has the Sooners playing solid.  The reason why Oklahoma didn’t move further up the polls is that the defense allowed 38 points to Tulsa.” – Nate Wallace

15. Oregon

Previous SQ Rank: 15

Coaches Poll Rank: 13

“Beating up on Georgia State isn’t going to impress anyone. With Adams injured, how good can the Ducks be?” – Alex Koslow

16. USC

Previous SQ Rank: 6

Coaches Poll Rank: 18

“USC’s defense couldn’t find a way to stop Stanford, as the Cardinal gained 71.5% of its available yards. That, coupled with allowing Stanford to convert on third down eight out of 12 times, is enough to make you look overrated.” – Sean Berger

17. Arizona

Previous SQ Rank: 20

Coaches Poll Rank: 16

“Arizona leads the PAC-12 in scoring offense, averaging 54.3 points per game. But that’s the result of playing UTSA, Nevada and Northern Arizona. It’ll be interesting to see if the Wildcats get anywhere close to that against UCLA this week.” – Sean Berger

18. Utah

Previous SQ Rank: 21

Coaches Poll Rank: 17

“Utah gets its first taste of PAC-12 play this week up in Eugene against Oregon. This game could either move Utah up into the top-15 or drop it straight out of the polls. So far the Utes have forced five interceptions, so I’m interested to see how many they can get against Oregon.” – Sean Berger

19. Northwestern

Previous SQ Rank: 24

Coaches Poll Rank: 19

“After beating Stanford in Week 1, the Wildcats were far less impressive in their 19-10 win over Duke in Week 3.” – Ray Boone

20. Georgia Tech

Previous SQ Rank: 14

Coaches Poll Rank: 20

“Georgia Tech’s triple-option attack was stifled by Notre Dame, failing to put up 550 yards of total offense for the first time this season. It’s not a ‘bad’ loss, but it’s still one that Georgia Tech will wish it had back at the end of the season.” – Sean Berger

21. Wisconsin

Previous SQ Rank: 23

Coaches Poll Rank: 21

“Outscoring last two opponents 86-3 is a good way to put Alabama loss behind you.” – Alex Koslow

22. BYU

Previous SQ Rank: 19

Coaches Poll Rank: 27

“BYU QB Tanner Mangum couldn’t summon it in Week 3 after leading the team to two upsets in the previous weeks. The Cougars lost 24-23 to UCLA last week.” – Ray Boone

23. Stanford

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 24

“Fun fact: Stanford 4-0 since 2009 when being double-digit underdogs.” – Alex Koslow

24. Oklahoma State

Previous SQ Rank: 25

Coaches Poll Rank: 22

“A 69-14 win over UT-San Antonio is enough to have a team optimistic going into game vs. Texas.” – Alex Koslow

25. Mississippi State

Previous SQ Rank: Not Ranked

Coaches Poll Rank: 31

“Mississippi State took out its aggression on Northwestern State a week after narrowly losing to LSU, winning 62-13. This week’s matchup against Auburn should be a fun one to watch. I like Mississippi State’s chances due to Auburn’s question mark at quarterback.” – Sean Berger

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri, West Virginia

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