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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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CSM Poll: Cougars crack top 5 for first time this season


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Senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. piloted the Cougars to a win over UConn, and a spot in the top 5 in the process. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar

The college football landscape is ever changing and the Associated Press Poll and the Amway Coaches Poll help keep fans up to date on who’s the top teams in the country.

The Center for Student Media has decided to join in the fun with our own CSM Poll, collected from members of The Cougar, Coog Radio and the Student Video Network.

In the fourth week of our CSM poll, there’s some shifting inside of the top 5, as the Cougars jump one spot up following the loss of the previously-3rd ranked Louisville Cardinals. There are also two ties in the top 25 and six teams dropped from the rankings following losses.

1. Alabama Crimson Time (5) (5-0) – 34-6 W vs Kentucky. Next week: @ #15 Arkansas

2. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) – 58-0 W vs Rutgers. Next week: vs Indiana

3. Clemson Tigers (5-0) – 42-36 W vs #3 Louisville. Next week: @ Boston College

4. Michigan Wolverines (5-0) – 14-7 W vs #8 Wisconsin. Next week: @ Rutgers

5. Houston Cougars (5-0) – 42-14 W vs Connecticut. Next week: @ Navy

6. Washington Huskies (5-0) – 44-6 W vs #7 Stanford. Next week: @ Oregon

7. Texas A&M Aggies (5-0) – 24-13 W @ South Carolina. Next week: vs #9 Tennessee

8. Louisville Cardinals (4-1) – 42-36 L @ #4 Clemson. Next week: Bye week

T9. Tennessee Volunteers (5-0) – 34-31 W @ #23 Georgia. Next week: @ #7 Texas A&M

T9. Miami Hurricanes (4-0) – 35-21 W @ Georgia Tech. Next week: vs #25 Florida State

11. Wisconsin Badgers (4-1) – 14-7 L @ #4 Michigan. Next week: Bye week

12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-0) – 31-16 W vs Illinois. Next week: Bye week

13. Baylor Bears (5-0) – 45-42 W @ Iowa State. Next week: Bye week

14. Stanford Cardinal (3-1) – 44-6 L @ #10 Washington. Next week: vs Washington State

T15. Ole Miss Rebels (3-2) – 48-28 W vs Memphis. Next week: Bye week

T15. Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1) – 52-10 W vs Alcorn State. Next week: vs #1 Alabama

17. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1) – 37-35 W @ #12 Florida State. Next week: vs #24 Virginia Tech

18. Florida Gators (4-1) – 13-6 W @ Vanderbilt. Next week: vs LSU

19. Boise State Broncos (4-0) – 21-10 W vs Utah State. Next week: @ New Mexico

20. Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) – 47-6 W vs Oregon State. Next week: @ USC

21. Oklahoma Sooners (2-2) – 52-46 W @ #19 TCU. Next week: vs Texas

22. West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0) – 17-16 W vs Kansas State. Next week: Bye week

23. Utah Utes (4-1) – 28-23 L @ California. Next week: vs Arizona

24. Virginia Tech (3-1) – Bye week. Next week: @ #17 North Carolina

25. Florida State Seminoles (3-2) – 37-35 L vs North Carolina. Next week: @ #10 Miami

Dropped from rankings: Arizona State (↓ 1), Georgia (↓ 3), Texas (↓ 4), TCU (↓ 7), San Diego State (↓ 8) Michigan State (↓ 9)

Others receiving votes: Western Michigan (6)

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