Group of Five Power Rankings, Week Two: Toledo, Houston chasing Temple

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Sep 12, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Cocky, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks mascot, celebrates with the band after the Gamecocks scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers beat the Gamecocks 27-20. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Group of Five power rankings after Week 2 saw Toledo and Houston pull off big upsets to shakeup the top 10. 

Several Group of Five teams had their ways this week. One team almost had a win over a top 10 team, but fell short. A few teams got away with a big win. It has definitely been a statement week for the underdogs. the Houston Cougars, Toledo Rockets, Bowling Green Falcons, and other Group of Five teams had big games.

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A big performance by Jacksonville State deserves some recognition, even though the team did just fall short (and they are from the FCS). Jacksonville State was able to keep up with SEC foe Auburn throughout the game. Jacksonville State took a seven point lead late in the game. Auburn was barely able to crawl back into the game and in overtime pulled off a 27-20 win.

Several teams from outside of the Power Five are looking really good. Boise State’s match against BYU was the highlight game of the Group of Five last week. It’s worth noting that BYU is Independent and is not officially a Group of Five team (otherwise they would be included in this list).

Plenty of teams are making a great case early on for making the College Football Playoff, but it’s been only two weeks of play. A few teams, including Boise State and Temple, got wins over Power Five teams in the first week. Keep reading to see where they line up after the second week of play.

Colorado State barely lost to Minnesota by a score of 23-20, and Marshall lost to Ohio, so each will fall out of the top ten in the Power Rankings. With a big win the CSU Rams and Marshall Thundering Herd should find themselves here once again. Air Force and Navy are probably within one nice win from making the top ten Group of Five teams as well.

Next: Number 10: Ohio