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Sully’s 2018: P5 Top 25 / G5 Top 20, & FCS Top 15

Please note: SCFP ranks the Power Five teams (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC … Plus 2 Independents; ND & BYU) as one group of 66 teams into a Top 25. Next, we rank the Group of Five (AAC, CUSA, MAC, MWC, & SBC … Plus 2 Independents, Army & U-Mass, a group of 64 teams into a Top 20. Finally, we rank the 124 FCS teams into a Top 15! Oh, and by the way, RR identifies a team’s Recruiting Rank! 3 sites (Rivals, ESPN, & 247) and a 4 year average were used to determine the P5 rankings, while a 4 year average from just 247 was used in ranking the G-5’s top 20!  Enjoy and let us know what you think!

 

Power Five Top 25

  1.  Alabama (SEC/RR 1) 8-0:Beat Tennessee 58-21 Up Next: BYE  Week; TV:  / Favorite: 
  2. Clemson (ACC/RR 7) 7-0:Beat NC State, 41-7; Up Next: @ Florida State 4-3; TV:  11:00 ABC / Favorite: Clemson -15; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Clemson 8 to 1
  3. Notre Dame (IND/RR 10) 7-0:BYE Week; Up Next: vs Navy 2-5 @ San Diego CCU Stadium TV: 7:00 / CBS / Favorite: -21.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: ND 5 to 3
  4. LSU (SEC/RR 6) 7-1:Beat Miss St., 19-3; Up Next: Bye Week; TV:  Favorite: 
  5. Michigan (B-10/RR 18) 7-1: Beat Michigan State, 21-7; Up Next: BYE Week; TV: Favorite:
  6.  Georgia (SEC/RR 3) 6-1: BYE Week; Up Next: vs Florida 6-1 @ Jacksonville; TV: 2:30 CBS Favorite: Georgia -6.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Georgia 6-2
  7. Texas (B-12/RR 9) 6-1:BYE Week; Up Next: @ Oklahoma State 4-3; TV: 7:00 ABC; Favorite: Texas -1.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Oklahoma State 6 to 2
  8. Oklahoma (B-12/RR 11) 6-1:Beat TCU, 52-27; Up Next: @ Home vs Kansas State, 3-4; TV: 1:30 Fox / Favorite: Oklahoma -22; SCFP Says by the Numbers: OU 7 to 1
  9. Kentucky (SEC/RR 32) 6-1:Beat Vanderbilt, 14-7; Up Next: @ Missouri 4-3; TV: 3:00 SEC Network / Favorite: Missouri -6.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Kentucky 5 to 3
  10. Washington State (P-12/RR 47) 6-1: Beat Oregon. 34-20; Up Next: @ Stanford 5-2; TV: 6:00 TBD / Favorite: Stanford -3; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Washington State 5-4
  11. Ohio St (B-10/RR 2)7-1: Lost to Purdue 49-20 Up Next: BYE Week; TV: Favorite:
  12. Florida (SEC/RR 15) 6-1:BYE Week; Up Next: vs Georgia 6-1 @ Jacksonville; TV: 2:30 CBS Favorite: Georgia -6.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Georgia 6-2
  13. Iowa (B-10/RR 43) 6-1:Beat Maryland, 23-0 Up Next: @ Penn State 5-2; TV: 2:30 ESPN; Favorite: PSU -5.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Iowa wins 5-3
  14. Texas A&M (SEC/RR 13) 5-2:BYE Week; UP Next:  @ Mississippi State 4-3; TV: 6:00 ESPN; Favorite: Mississippi State -2.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Texas A&M 5-3
  15. West Virginia (B-12/RR 40) 5-1:BYE Week; Up Next: # Home vs Baylor 4-3; TV: 6:00 FS1 (Thursday); Favorite: West Virginia -14; SCFP Says by the Numbers: A Statistical Tie 4 to 4
  16. Utah (P-12/RR 37) 5-2: Beat USC, 41-28, Up Next: @ UCLA 2-5;  TV: 9:30 ESPN (Friday); Favorite: Utah -10.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Utah 6-2
  17. Wisconsin (B-10/RR 36) 5-2: Beat Illinois, 49-20; UP Next:@ Northwestern 4-3; TV: 11:00 TBD; Favorite: Wisconsin -6.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Wisconsin 7-1
  18. Texas Tech (B-12/RR 48) 5-2: Beat Kansas, 48-16; Up Next: @ Iowa State, 3-3; TV: 11:00 ESPN 2; Favorite: Iowa State -4.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Texas Tech 7-2
  19. Miami (ACC/RR 17) 5-2:BYE Week; Up Next: @ Boston College 5-2; TV: 6:00 ESPN (Friday) Favorite: Miami -1.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Miami 5-3
  20. Oregon (P-12/RR 19) 5-2:Lost Washington State, 34-20; Up Next:@ Arizona 3-5; TV: 9:30 ESPN;  Favorite: Oregon -9.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Oregon 7-1
  21. Washington (P-12/RR 22) 6-2: Beat Colorado, 27-13 in OT; Up Next:@ California, 4-3; TV: 3:30 TBD; Favorite: Washington -10.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Washington 6-2
  22. NC State (ACC/RR 39) 5-1:Lost to Clemson, 41-7; Up Next:@ Syracuse 5-2; TV: 6:00 ESPN 2; Favorite: Syracuse -2.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: NC State 6-4
  23. Syracuse (ACC RR 59) 5-2: Beat UNC, 40-37 in OT; Up Next:@ Home vs NC State 5-1; TV:6:00 ESPN 2; Favorite: Syracuse -2.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: NC State 6-4
  24. Penn State (B-10 RR 12) 5-2: BeatIndiana 33-28; Up Next:@ Home vs Iowa 6-1; TV: 2:30 ESPN; Favorite: PSU -5.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Iowa wins 5-3;
  25. Boston College (B-12/RR 65) 5-2:BYE Week; Up Next: @ Home vs Miami 5-2; TV: 6:00 ESPN (Friday) Favorite: Miami -1.5; SCFP Says by the Numbers: Miami 5-3

Group of Five Top 20

 

  1. Central Florida* (AAC/RR 65.3) 7-0: Beat East Carolina, 37-10; Up Next: BYE Week; TV; Favorite
  2. South Florida** (AAC/RR 68.0) 7-0: Beat UConn, 38-30; Up Next: @ H0uston 6-1; TV; 2:30 ABC; Favorite: Houston -8
  3. Appalachian State (SBC/RR 110.0) 5-1: Louisiana, 27-17; Up Next: @ Georgia Southern 6-1 (Thursday); TV: 6:30 ESPNU; Favorite: Appalachian State -9.5
  4. Houston* (AAC/RR 66.5) 6-1: Beat Navy, 49-36; Up Next: @ Home vs South Florida 7-0; TV: 2:30 ABC; Favorite: Houston -8
  5. Fresno State* (MWC/RR 83.8) 6-1: Beat New Mexico, 38-7; Up Next: @ Home vs Hawaii 6-3; TV: 9:30 ESPN 2;  Favorite: Fresno State -23
  6. San Diego St.* (MWC/RR 76.8) 5-1: Beat San Jose State, 16-13; Up Next: @ Nevada 4-4; TV 9:30 ESPNU; Favorite: San Diego State -3
  7. Georgia Southern (SBC/RR 89.3) 6-1: Beat New Mexico State. 48-31; Up Next: @ Appalachian State 5-1 (Thursday); TV: 6:30 ESPNU; Favorite:  Appalachian State -9.5
  8. Buffalo* (MAC/RR 121.5) 6-1: Beat Toledo, 31-17; Up Next: BYE Week; TV; Favorite
  9. Army (IND/RR 117.8) 4-2; Beat Miami OH, 31-30 in OT; Up Next: @ Eastern Michigan 4-4; TV: 11:00 CBSSN Favorite: No Line as of Monday
  10. Cincinnati* (AAC/RR 63.0) 6-0: Lost to Temple, 24-17 in OT Up Next: @ SMU 3-4; TV: 2:20 CBSSN; Favorite: Cincinnati -8.5
  11. Utah State* (MWC/RR 101.8) 6-1: Beat Wyoming, 24-16; Up Next: @ Home vs New Mexico 3-4; TV: 3:00 Local; Favorite: Utah State 23.5
  12.  Boise State (MWC/RR 61.5) 5-2: Beat Colorado State, 56-28; Up Next: @ Air Force 3-4; TV: 6:00 CBSSN; Favorite: Boise State -10
  13. Temple* (ACC/RR 84.5) 5-3: Beat Cincinnati, 24-17; Up Next: BYE Week; TV: Favorite:
  14. UAB (C-USA/RR 95) 6-1: Beat North Texas, 29-21; Up Next: @ UTEP 0-7; TV: 6:30 ESPN + Favorite: UAB -17.5
  15. Troy* (SBC/RR 102.3) 5-2: BYE Week; Up Next: @ South Alabama 2-5 (Tuesday); TV: Favorite:
  16. North Texas* (C-USA/RR 103.3) 6-2: Lost to UAB, 29-21, Up Next: @ Home vs Rice 1-7; TV: Favorite: 
  17. Marshall (C-USA/RR 71.8) 5-2: Beat Florida Atlantic, 31-7 ; Up Next: BYE Week;  TV: Favorite:
  18. Western Michigan (MAC/RR 76.8) 6-2: Beat Central Michigan, 35-10, Up Next: @ Home vs Toledo 3-4; TV: Favorite:
  19. Northern Illinois (MAC/RR 71.8) 4-3: BYE Week ; Up Next: @ BYU 4-3; TV: Favorite:
  20. Louisiana Tech (C-USA/RR 88) 5-2: Beat UTEP, 31-24; Up Next: @ Florida Atlantic 3-4; TV: Favorite:

* Indicates that the ranked team has beaten a Power 5 Opponent!

 

Football Championship Subdivision Top 10

 

  1. North Dakota State (MVFC) 7-0; Beat Illinois State, 28-14; Up Next: @ South Dakota 3-3
  2. Colgate (Patriot League) 6-0: BYE Week Up Next: @ Home vs Georgetown 4-4
  3. Towson (CAA) 6-1: Beat Albany, 56-28; Up Next: @ Delaware 6-2
  4. Kennesaw State (BSC) 6-1: BYE Week;  Up Next: @ Charleston Southern 3-3
  5. Weber State (B-SKY) 5-2: Beat Montana State State, 34-24 Up Next: @ North Dakota 5-2
  6. UC Davis (B-SKY) 6-1: Beat Cal Poly, 52-10; Up Next: @ Montana 2-4
  7. James Madison (CAA) 5-2; BYE Week; Up Next: @ Home vs Stony Brook 6-2
  8. East Tennessee (SoCon) 6-2: Lost to Wofford, 30-17  Up Next: @ Home vs Western Carolina 3-4
  9. South Dakota State (MVFC) 4-2: Lost to Northern Iowa, 24-9; Up Next: @ Illinois State 5-2
  10.  Illinois State (MVFC) 5-2: Lost to North Dakota State South, 28-14; Up Next: @ South Dakota State 4-2

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