LSU, West Virginia, Georgia, Texas, and Louisville all got more than they bargained for in week 5 (photo credits clockwise from top left: Getty/ Aller, Revere, Cunningham; AP/ Solis; Getty/ Deering)
Tailgater Top 25 Rankings, Week 5
If you were looking for some clarity in week 5, forget it. This should have been an easy week for some of the supposed big boys; South Carolina, Florida State, and LSU all had highly favorable matchups. None performed as expected. Meanwhile, in slightly tougher tilts, Georgia, West Virginia, Texas, Louisville, and Ohio State all had major flaws exposed or reinforced despite their respective victories. If anything, this week’s slate of games merely highlighted the gap between the top two teams and everyone else. Week 5 was also a clear indication of the lack of good defenses. There were 54 games in week 5 with 30 teams (28%) scoring 40 or more points. Last week there were 60 games with only 23 teams (19%) breaking the 40-point mark.
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