Week 5 of the college football season is upon us and it's only just starting to get interesting as the week ahead should see the release of football schedules from the PAC-12, as well as the Mountain West and MAC. A 33-game slate begins with a pair of games on Friday night, and Saturday presents a second week of full SEC action on the heels of a telling week 1 that already saw defending national champion LSU come out of the gate with a loss.
Clemson stays No. 1 in Congrove's personal top ten after week 4 of the college football season, with Alabama hot on the Tigers' heels. Meanwhile, another Tigers team, fell out of his rankings while Oklahoma took a plunge.
USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
The college football computer rankings have a drastically different look between last week and this week due to the insertion of the Big Ten schools. But there are still some constants, such as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech being ranked near the top.
CollegeFootballPoll.com founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Maxwell and Bednarik, Fred Biletnikoff and Ray Guy awards.
He's also a voter for the George Munger and Eddie Robinson college C-O-Y awards, and a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and FWAA All-America Team. Congrove is a voting member of the NFL's Bert Bell P-O-Y Award and Greasy Neale C-O-Y Award.
Oklahoma and LSU, two of the consensus contenders for the Final Four, both went down to defeat on Saturday in huge upsets as double-digit favorites. Indeed, the fullest schedule we've had to-date proved to be quite interesting.
The SEC opens the 2020 college football season on Saturday with all 14 teams in action. One of the more intriguing matchups sends Florida to Oxford for its first game against Ole Miss since 2015. It's also Florida's first trip to Oxford since 2007. But the most compelling reason to watch this contest is to see what the Rebels look like under new head coach Lane Kiffin.
Georgia State postponed its game against Charlotte scheduled for Saturday due to positive COVID-19 tests. On Sunday, it offered a clarification.
The Maxwell Football Club honors the nation's top offensive player with the Maxwell Award, and the best defensive player with the Chuck Bednarik Award. Here's a look at some the games, and candidates, on the "must-see list" this week.
The best college football teams of all times date back to the golden era of the 40’s, but also reach into more recent history. Here's one list of some of the best-ever college football teams.
The preseason Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com rankings have successfully picked at least one of the national title game contestants 15 times over its previous 27 years of existence, including 8 of the 14 BCS champions. During the playoff era, the computer has picked 11 of the 24 Final Four teams. Last year's preseason projections correctly picked 12 division winners and 7 conference winners.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR) on CollegeFootballPoll.com had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
This week's college football action starts with a single game on both Thursday and Friday night, followed by wall-to-wall televised games on Saturday.
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.