College football top 25 scores, overreactions: The Big 12 is wide open, Alabama has another strong QB

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Another week, another round of upsets across the college football landscape. On a Saturday that featured just 30 games, eight ranked teams lost, including four teams in the top 15 and two in the top 10. Of course, some of that is due to the limited number of teams playing right now and some of the games being top-25 matchups. Still, 2020 is shaping up to be a wild ride. 

Most weeks, it seems, you might be lucky just to get out with a W. 

For that reason, it’s too early to start making sweeping College Football Playoff proclamations. Sure, Clemson and Alabama, the top two ranked teams, look like they’re on another level. But who knows how things are going to go. The lack of spring practice and delayed start of the season clearly has had an impact on the week-to-week results. 

Despite so much uncertainty, there’s a lot we can take away from the action in Week 5. So let’s get to the overreactions. 

The Big 12 is wide open

This is not a normal year. You know this. I know this. You don’t need college football to show you, but it will anyway. In fact, the Big 12 will insist upon it. No. 18 Oklahoma lost its second straight Big 12 game — 37-30 to Iowa State — something that hasn’t happened in over two decades. Now, the Sooners are [/adjusts glasses] 1-2 overall and 0-for in the Big 12. I mean … what? It’s true that Oklahoma has problems: they can’t run the ball well, they don’t have a true game changer at wide receiver, Spencer Rattler has some growing to do and the defense has been bad. They have talent, yes, but apparently not enough to overcome all of that without getting nicked a couple