Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 4

Through the first four weeks of the college football regular season, the Group of 5 is already down to just two undefeated teams: Coastal Carolina and James Madison. By contrast, each Power 5 conference has at least three undefeated squads remaining. On the flip side, the MAC has more teams below .500 (8) than the... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 3

It was a relatively tame week of college football, with only three AP top 25 teams losing, all of them on the road and two against other ranked opponents. For the Group of 5, however, there was a good amount of mayhem with 11 of last week's top 15 losing, including each of the teams... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 2

The Sun Belt (#FunBelt) dominated headlines Saturday with three of its teams beating power 5 opponents including Marshall and Appalachian State earning the conference's first two wins over top-10 teams. Elsewhere in the Group of 5, things weren't as fun, especially with multiple MAC and Mountain West teams losing to FCS opponents. Here is where... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 1

College football is back with a thrilling opening weekend, because of course it was. As conferences and rules change, the product on the field stays wild, unpredictable and often downright ridiculous. Here is where the top 15 teams in the Group of 5 stand after the opening week (plus a few games a week early).... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 11

The FBS is down to three undefeated teams this year, and two of them reside within the Group of 5. Those schools rank at No. 42 (Georgia), 101 (Cincinnati) and 128 (UTSA) in strength of schedule according to ESPN's Football Power Index. By strength of record, Georgia is No. 1, Cincy is 5, and UTSA... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 10

Louisiana became the first Group of 5 team in 2021 to clinch a spot in its conference championship game with its win over Georgia State this week. The Ragin' Cajuns joined Georgia as teams to secure a spot in a championship game early, with more to come in the next few weeks. Houston will have... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 8

Week eight got started with a big upset from Appalachian State over Coastal Carolina, and continued with more top 25 teams falling as five were taken down by unranked teams including a pair of top 10 teams tumbling. In what has been a chaotic season, six Group of 5 teams currently sit in the AP... Continue Reading →

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