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Group of 5 Power Rankings: Bowl Season

After correctly picking four of the five Group of 5 conference championship games, it's time to rank the top Group of 5 teams headed into bowl games. The obvious history made in this year's bowl selections was Cincinnati being the first Group of 5 team in the College Football Playoff, but some other history was... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Championship Week

The regular season is over (except for Army-Navy and a USC-Cal matchup that got delayed earlier in the year). It's time to get ready for conference championship games and let the coaching carousel start spinning madly. With apologies for missing last week, we still updated the rankings but did not have a chance to post... 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 →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 7

Another week, several more upsets, Purdue being ranked by the AP Poll for the first time since 2007, UTSA receiving its first-ever ranking, and it is time to once again update the Group of 5 Power Rankings. Cincinnati has received its highest-ever ranking in the AP Poll at No. 2, is No. 3 in the... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 6

Dominant wins from Coastal Carolina Thursday and Cincinnati preceded a thrilling Saturday that saw a few updates to alter our rankings from what we had last week. BYU's chances of making a New Year's Six bowl game took a big hit with a loss to Boise State, which was in desperate need of momentum after... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 5

Just about every team is now into conference play, providing plenty of opportunities to see some of the best Group of 5 teams start playing each other and get more clarity in these rankings. In the meantime, Cincinnati not only secured its lead on the Group of 5 but paved its own path to a... Continue Reading →

Group of 5 Power Rankings: Week 4

Week four of college football kicked off with a thriller between Appalachian State and Marshall that may have very well been the Group of 5 Game of the Week, especially with Boise State-Utah State and Western Michigan-San José State turning into blowouts. That left UTSA and Memphis to fight with App State-Marshall for that title,... Continue Reading →

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