College football is off to a very wacky start, but I am here for it. If you ask people to tell you who the third-best team in the country is after Alabama and Georgia, you could get a variety of answers. This season is off to an unpredictable start and the Week 5 AP Top 25 reflects just as much.
It was nothing but business as usual at the top of the rankings. Alabama did what it needed to do against Southern Miss. Georgia at one point had as many points as Vanderbilt had yards. There is going to be some debate over who should be number one and who is better, but until they are beaten, expect Alabama to be number one.
The two biggest wins of the weekend came courtesy of Notre Dame and Arkansas in neutral-site showdowns. Notre Dame won big over Wisconsin by creating turnovers and limiting the Badgers offense. Arkansas got off to a hot start against Texas A&M and never looked back. The only bad news for the Razorbacks was that starting quarterback KJ Jefferson sustained an injury. Arkansas is going to need Jefferson if they hope to go on the road and upset Georgia.
Elsewhere, it was a day of teams that started the season with playoff hopes getting upset. Clemson is off to a stunning 2-2 start and out of the running. The same goes with Iowa State.
This has been an unpredictable start to the season and that is going to make for an interesting season.
Here are the winners and losers from the Week 5 AP Top 25.