College Football: Ranking 6 unbeaten, unranked teams for Week 5

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There are 15 college football teams undefeated and ranked nationally in the AP Top 25. There are six teams however that are undefeated but not ranked but they are playing to stay undefeated in Week 5.

Some of the undefeated teams that are not ranked nationally look to win their fifth game of the season to not only remain undefeated but move into the AP Top 25 rankings going into their Week 6 matchups. We will look and rank the six teams based on their strength of schedule according to, their wins versus Power Five teams, their wins on the road, and other criteria.

We will also predict and look at if the undefeated teams will win or lose in Week 5.

*Army 38-28
*Gardner-Webb 31-27
*Buffalo 38-26
*@Georgia State 41-24
Strength of Schedule: 110
Road Victories: 1
Wins vs. Power 5 teams: 0
Next opponent: Georgia Southern
Week 5 prediction: Coastal Carolina 41, Georgia Southern 24

Costal Carolina has won 11 games the past two seasons and this year the Chanticleers seem to be on pace to win 11 games for the third straight season. This year however has not been easy as their first three games have been decided by ten, four, and twelve points with all of them being at home. Not that winning three games in a row at home is not impressive but the competition they faced were not great and their defense gave up on average 27 points during that three game span.

The Chanticleers did go on the road last week and defeated Georgia State by a good margin but the Panthers are winless this season and Coastal Carolina will have plenty of opportunities in the Sun Belt this to get some quality wins to boost their resume.

5. team. 836. . 4-0. . Bruins

*Bowling Green 45-17
*Alabama State 45-7
*South Alabama 32-31
*@Colorado 45-17
Strength of Schedule: 105
Road Victories: 1
Wins vs. Power 5 teams: 1
Next opponent: Washington
Week 5 prediction: Washington 28, UCLA 27

UCLA has not had a difficult non-conference schedule and they had possibly their easiest possible conference game thus far. They also at home only beat South Alabama by one point to avoid the upset. However, the Bruins played very well in their first two games at home by easily defeating Bowling Green and Alabama State.

UCLA’s offense has played well all season scoring 45 points three times and with their lowest offensive output being 32. Their defense has played well overall with the exception of the South Alabama game. The Bruins will see and be challenged against Washington and if they win, they would be ranked in the AP Top 25 for Week 6.

. Horned Frogs . 4. team. 872. . 3-0

*@Colorado 38-13
*Tarleton 59-17
*@SMU 42-34
Strength of Schedule: 53
Road Victories: 2
Wins vs. Power 5 teams: 1
Next opponent: Oklahoma
Week 5 prediction: TCU 33, Oklahoma 31 OT

TCU has not had an easy schedule, but they have not had a difficult one either. They have played two road games with one of them being against Colorado who is considered one of the worse power five teams this season and the other one being against SMU, who is .500 on the season with two loses.

However, the Horned Frogs offense has played very well putting up 38, 42, and 59 points in their first three games of the season. The defense has not played bad, but they gave up 34 points against SMU in the last game.

Even though Oklahoma lost last week, the Sooner are still ranked in the top 20 as they visit TCU for the Horned Frogs first conference game of the season. Playing at home gives TCU an advantage but the Sooners have a high scoring offense, and this game may come down to which team has the ball last. The Horn Frogs should follow the game plan of Kansas State and they could get a win to go to 4-0 on the season.