College Football Rankings 2020: Final NCAA Overview of Week 5 Standings | Bleacher Report

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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith runs the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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One of the benefits of the SEC’s conference-only schedule is that we should be treated to at least one ranked matchup each week.

On Saturday, there are two Top 25 meetings in the SEC that could shake up the complexion of both divisions. 

Alabama hosts Texas A&M in the first of those two games, but it will serve as the appetizer to the main event between Auburn and Georgia.

The “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” will be contested under the lights at Sanford Stadium and will serve as an early measuring stick for each team’s championship hopes. 

Georgia is in a much more favorable position to make a title run from the SEC East, but Auburn might be able to lay claim to the title of second-best squad in the SEC West if it comes out of Athens, Georgia, with a victory.


Week 5 Rankings

AP Top 25

1. Clemson (2-0)

2. Alabama (1-0)

3. Florida (1-0)

4. Georgia (1-0)

5. Notre Dame (2-0)

6. Ohio State

7. Auburn (1-0)

8. Miami (3-0)

9. Texas (2-0)

10. Penn State 

11. UCF (2-0)

12. North Carolina (1-0)

13. Texas A&M (1-0)

14. Oregon

15. Cincinnati (2-0)

16. Mississippi State (1-0)

17. Oklahoma State (2-0)

18. Oklahoma (1-1)

19. Wisconsin

20. LSU (0-1)

21. Tennessee (1-0)

22. BYU (2-0)

23. Michigan 

24. Pittsburgh (3-0)

25. Memphis (1-0)


The four SEC teams in the Top 25 matchups will be under the biggest spotlights Saturday. 

Alabama looked like the most impressive of the four squads in the opening week of SEC play by beating Missouri by 19 points. 

Auburn was frustrated by Kentucky, Georgia struggled in the first half against Arkansas, and Texas A&M failed to pull away from Vanderbilt. 

Georgia could be in the best position to improve out of the