College Football Rankings 1 To 130: Week 6. Back To Normal … Sort Of

By CollegeFootballNews.com

College Football News 2021 college football rankings after Week 6 for all 130 teams with results and who’s up next week.


After last week’s bizarre rankings – always based on the results on the field, at least as much as possible – now we released from a few things we had to do.

Sort of.

Now we get to take some of the outlier upsets and dismiss them a wee bit. For example …

Thank you, Akron. That win over Bowling Green means Minnesota – who inexplicably lost to the Falcons a few weeks ago – frees up a whole slew of A beat B beat C, etc. things. That was big.

Thank you, Tulsa. That win over Memphis helped change up a ton of parts – because now there are too many variables to simply go with Memphis beat Mississippi State, who beat Texas A&M, and on and on and on.

So if you see some wild swings in the rankings, that’s partly because one changed piece affected the entire puzzle.

Also, there are two theories we’re running with. We’ll give a few of the Big Ten teams a bit too much love for now, but overall, the belief is 1) the SEC is loaded even more than you might think, and 2) we don’t punish teams for losing to top teams.

You don’t get credit for passing the easy tests, and you don’t get dinged for struggling with the hard ones. As always, if you have a beef with the ranking, look at the schedule and follow it down the rabbit hole.

We’re getting there. At least compared to last week, these should be a bit closer to the pin.

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CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6

130 UConn Huskies (0-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 129
Week 6 Opponent: UMass 27, UConn 13
Week 7 Opponent: Yale

129 FIU Golden Panthers (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 128
Week 6 Opponent: Charlotte 45, FIU 33
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

128 UMass Minutemen (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 130
Week 6 Opponent: UMass 27, UConn 13
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

127 Ohio Bobcats (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 125
Week 6 Opponent: Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27
Week 7 Opponent: at Buffalo

126 Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 124
Week 6 Opponent: UTEP 26, Southern Miss 13
Week 7 Opponent: UAB

125 Rice Owls (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 123
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at UTSA

124 New Mexico State Aggies (1-6)

Last Week’s Ranking: 120
Week 6 Opponent: Nevada 55, New Mexico State 28
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

123 Bowling Green Falcons (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 59
Week 6 Opponent: Akron 35, Bowling Green 20
Week 7 Opponent: at Northern Illinois

122 Akron Zips (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 127
Week 6 Opponent: Akron 35, Bowling Green 20
Week 7 Opponent: at Miami Univ.

121 UNLV Rebels (0-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 122
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Utah State

120 New Mexico Lobos (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 119
Week 6 Opponent: San Diego State 31, New Mexico 7
Week 7 Opponent: Colorado State

119 North Texas Mean Green (1-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 117
Week 6 Opponent: Missouri 48, North Texas 35
Week 7 Opponent: Marshall

118 Old Dominion Monarchs (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 121
Week 6 Opponent: Marshall 20, Old Dominion 13
Week 7 Opponent: WKU

117 Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 114
Week 6 Opponent: Eastern Michigan 13, Miami University 12
Week 7 Opponent: Ball State

116 South Alabama Jaguars (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 58
Week 6 Opponent: Texas State 33, South Alabama 31 2OT
Week 7 Opponent: Georgia Southern (Oct. 14)

115 Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 110
Week 6 Opponent: Coastal Carolina 52, Arkansas State 20
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

114 Georgia Southern Eagles (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 107
Week 6 Opponent: Troy 27, Georgia Southern 24
Week 7 Opponent: at South Alabama (Nov. 14)

113 Texas State Bobcats (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 126
Week 6 Opponent: Texas State 33, South Alabama 31 2OT
Week 7 Opponent: Troy

112 Troy Trojans (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 112
Week 6 Opponent: Troy 27, Georgia Southern 24
Week 7 Opponent: at Texas State

111 ULM Warhawks (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 111
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia State 55, ULM 21
Week 7 Opponent: Liberty

110 Kansas Jayhawks (1-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 116
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Texas Tech

109 UTEP Miners (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 118
Week 6 Opponent: UTEP 26, Southern Miss 13
Week 7 Opponent: Louisiana Tech

108 USF Bulls (1-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 109
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Tulsa

107 Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 106
Week 6 Opponent: UAB 31, Florida Atlantic 14
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

106 Central Michigan Chippewas (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 101
Week 6 Opponent: Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27
Week 7 Opponent: Toledo

105 Miami University RedHawks (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 98
Week 6 Opponent: Eastern Michigan 13, Miami University 12
Week 7 Opponent: Akron

104 Tulane Green Wave (1-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 105
Week 6 Opponent: Houston 40, Tulane 22
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

103 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 115
Week 6 Opponent: Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0
Week 7 Opponent: at South Carolina

102 Northwestern Wildcats (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 104
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Rutgers

101 Arizona Wildcats (0-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 113
Week 6 Opponent: UCLA 34, Arizona 16
Week 7 Opponent: at Colorado

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 100

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 100

100 Navy Midshipmen (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 108
Week 6 Opponent: SMU 31, Navy 24
Week 7 Opponent: at Memphis (Oct. 14)

99 Cal Golden Bears (1-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 97
Week 6 Opponent: Washington State
Week 7 Opponent: at Oregon (Oct. 15)

98 Marshall Thundering Herd (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 93
Week 6 Opponent: Marshall 20, Old Dominion 13
Week 7 Opponent: at North Texas

97 Duke Blue Devils (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 103
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia Tech 31, Duke 27
Week 7 Opponent: at Virginia

96 Charlotte 49ers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 91
Week 6 Opponent: Charlotte 45, FIU 33
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

95 WKU Hilltoppers (1-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 87
Week 6 Opponent: UTSA 52, WKU 46
Week 7 Opponent: at Old Dominion

94 Colorado Buffaloes (1-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 94
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Arizona

93 Liberty Flames (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 76
Week 6 Opponent: Liberty 41, Middle Tennessee 13
Week 7 Opponent: at ULM

92 Army Black Knights (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 85
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Wisconsin

91 Memphis Tigers (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 43
Week 6 Opponent: Tulsa 35, Memphis 29
Week 7 Opponent: Navy (Oct. 14)

90 Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 56
Week 6 Opponent: Kent State 48, Buffalo 38
Week 7 Opponent: at Western Michigan

89 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 92
Week 6 Opponent: Liberty 41, Middle Tennessee 13
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

88 Georgia State Panthers (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 89
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia State 55, ULM 21
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

87 Temple Owls (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 57
Week 6 Opponent: Cincinnati 52, Temple 3
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

86 San Jose State Spartans (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 79
Week 6 Opponent: Colorado State 32, San Jose State 14
Week 7 Opponent: San Diego State

85 Toledo Rockets (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 83
Week 6 Opponent: Northern Illinois 22, Toledo 20
Week 7 Opponent: at Central Michigan

84 Washington Huskies (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 88
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: UCLA

83 Colorado State Rams (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 82
Week 6 Opponent: Colorado State 32, San Jose State 14
Week 7 Opponent: at New Mexico

82 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 102
Week 6 Opponent: Tulsa 35, Memphis 29
Week 7 Opponent: at USF

81 Western Michigan Broncos (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 32
Week 6 Opponent: Ball State 45, Western Michigan 20
Week 7 Opponent: Kent State

80 Buffalo Bulls (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 90
Week 6 Opponent: Kent State 48, Buffalo 38
Week 7 Opponent: Ohio

79 Ball State Cardinals (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 84
Week 6 Opponent: Ball State 45, Western Michigan 20
Week 7 Opponent: at Eastern Michigan

78 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 81
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at UTEP

77 East Carolina Pirates (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 80
Week 6 Opponent: UCF 20, East Carolina 16
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

76 Syracuse Orange (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 100
Week 6 Opponent: Wake Forest 40, Syracuse 37 OT
Week 7 Opponent: Clemson (Oct. 15)

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 75

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 75

75 Florida State Seminoles (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 99
Week 6 Opponent: Florida State 35, North Carolina 35
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

74 Louisville Cardinals (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 41
Week 6 Opponent: Virginia 34, Louisville 33
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

73 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 50
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Nevada

72 Wyoming Cowboys (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 68
Week 6 Opponent: Air Force 24, Wyoming 14
Week 7 Opponent: Fresno State

71 UAB Blazers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 77
Week 6 Opponent: UAB 31, Florida Atlantic 14
Week 7 Opponent: at Southern Miss

70 Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 75
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Louisiana

69 Miami Hurricanes (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 74
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at North Carolina

68 Virginia Cavaliers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 73
Week 6 Opponent: Virginia 34, Louisville 33
Week 7 Opponent: Duke

67 North Carolina Tar Heels (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 72
Week 6 Opponent: Florida State 35, North Carolina 35
Week 7 Opponent: Miami

66 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 71
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia Tech 31, Duke 27
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

65 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 69
Week 6 Opponent: Tennessee 45, South Carolina 20
Week 7 Opponent: Tulsa

64 Northern Illinois Huskies (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 70
Week 6 Opponent: Northern Illinois 22, Toledo 20
Week 7 Opponent: Bowling Green

63 USC Trojans (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 65
Week 6 Opponent: Utah 42, USC 26
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

62 Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 67
Week 6 Opponent: Michigan 32, Nebraska 29
Week 7 Opponent: at Minnesota

61 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 66
Week 6 Opponent: Wisconsin 24, Illinois 0
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

60 Oregon State Beavers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 63
Week 6 Opponent: Washington State 31, Oregon State 24
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

59 Washington State Cougars (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 95
Week 6 Opponent: Washington State 31, Oregon State 24
Week 7 Opponent: Stanford

58 Missouri Tigers (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 53
Week 6 Opponent: Missouri 48, North Texas 35
Week 7 Opponent: Texas A&M

57 Purdue Boilermakers (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 62
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Iowa

56 Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 60
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Nebraska

55 Utah Utes (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 61
Week 6 Opponent: Utah 42, USC 26
Week 7 Opponent: Arizona State

54 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 55
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Appalachian State (Oct. 12)

53 Indiana Hoosiers (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 54
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Michigan State

52 Houston Cougars (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 78
Week 6 Opponent: Houston 40, Tulane 22
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

51 Fresno State Bulldogs (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 51
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Wyoming

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 50

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 50

50 UCF Knights (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 52
Week 6 Opponent: UCF 20, East Carolina 16
Week 7 Opponent: at Cincinnati

49 Boston College Eagles (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 48
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: NC State

48 Air Force Falcons (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 96
Week 6 Opponent: Air Force 24, Wyoming 14
Week 7 Opponent: at Boise State

47 Utah State Aggies (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 86
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at UNLV

46 Virginia Tech Hokies (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 27
Week 6 Opponent: Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29
Week 7 Opponent: Pitt

45 West Virginia Mountaineers (2-4)

Last Week’s Ranking: 26
Week 6 Opponent: Baylor 45, West Virginia 20
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

44 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 39
Week 6 Opponent: Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13
Week 7 Opponent: at Northwestern

43 Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 25
Week 6 Opponent: TCU 52, Texas Tech 31
Week 7 Opponent: at Kansas

42 Iowa State Cyclones (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 40
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Kansas State

41 SMU Mustangs (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 30
Week 6 Opponent: SMU 31, Navy 24
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

40 UTSA Roadrunners (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 31
Week 6 Opponent: UTSA 52, WKU 46
Week 7 Opponent: Rice

39 Tennessee Volunteers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 34
Week 6 Opponent: Tennessee 45, South Carolina 20
Week 7 Opponent: Ole Miss

38 Pitt Panthers (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 33
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Virginia Tech

37 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (5-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 35
Week 6 Opponent: Coastal Carolina 52, Arkansas State 20
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

36 TCU Horned Frogs (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 42
Week 6 Opponent: TCU 52, Texas Tech 31
Week 7 Opponent: at Oklahoma

35 Clemson Tigers (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 47
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Syracuse (Oct. 15)

34 NC State Wolfpack (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 46
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Boston College

33 Texas A&M Aggies (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 45
Week 6 Opponent: Texas A&M 41, Alabama 38
Week 7 Opponent: at Missouri

32 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 44
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Alabama

31 Wisconsin Badgers (2-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 38
Week 6 Opponent: Wisconsin 24, Illinois 0
Week 7 Opponent: Army

30 LSU Tigers (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 29
Week 6 Opponent: Kentucky 42, LSU 21
Week 7 Opponent: Florida

29 Stanford Cardinal (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 15
Week 6 Opponent: Arizona State 28, Stanford 10
Week 7 Opponent: at Washington State

28 San Diego State Aztecs (5-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 37
Week 6 Opponent: San Diego State 31, New Mexico 7
Week 7 Opponent: at San Jose State

27 Maryland Terrapins (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 24
Week 6 Opponent: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

26 UCLA Bruins (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 28
Week 6 Opponent: UCLA 34, Arizona 16
Week 7 Opponent: at Washington

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 25

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 25

25 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 23
Week 6 Opponent: Arizona State 28, Stanford 10
Week 7 Opponent: at Utah

24 BYU Cougars (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 19
Week 6 Opponent: Boise State 26, BYU 17
Week 7 Opponent: at Baylor

23 Boise State Broncos (3-3)

Last Week’s Ranking: 64
Week 6 Opponent: Boise State 26, BYU 17
Week 7 Opponent: Air Force

22 Nevada Wolf Pack (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 49
Week 6 Opponent: Nevada 55, New Mexico State 28
Week 7 Opponent: Hawaii

21 Baylor Bears (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 36
Week 6 Opponent: Baylor 45, West Virginia 20
Week 7 Opponent: BYU

20 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 21
Week 6 Opponent: Wake Forest 40, Syracuse 37 OT
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

19 Texas Longhorns (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 20
Week 6 Opponent: Oklahoma 55, Texas 48
Week 7 Opponent: Oklahoma State

18 Auburn Tigers (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 18
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia 34, Auburn 10
Week 7 Opponent: at Arkansas

17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 22
Week 6 Opponent: Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

16 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 17
Week 6 Opponent: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

15 Oregon Ducks (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 16
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Cal (Oct. 15)

14 Kansas State Wildcats (3-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 14
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: Iowa State

13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 11
Week 6 Opponent: OPEN DATE
Week 7 Opponent: at Texas

12 Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 8
Week 6 Opponent: Cincinnati 52, Temple 3
Week 7 Opponent: UCF

11 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 5
Week 6 Opponent: Iowa 23, Penn State 20
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 10

CFN College Football Rankings: Week 6 Top 10

10 Michigan State Spartans (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 9
Week 6 Opponent: Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13
Week 7 Opponent: at Indiana

There’s still a bit of a wait-and-see aspect to the Spartans. They have yet to beat anyone who’s a sure thing to go bowling, and taking down Nebraska as the top win is hardly anything special. But get through Indiana this week, and then it’s time to get rolling with Michigan to follow.

9 Florida Gators (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 12
Week 6 Opponent: Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0
Week 7 Opponent: at LSU

There’s no punishing the Gators for coming close to beating Alabama in Gainesville, and for now, losing to Kentucky isn’t all that bad, either. The blowout win over Tennessee is looking stronger and stronger.

8 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: 10
Week 6 Opponent: Ole Miss 52, Arkansas 51
Week 7 Opponent: Auburn

The Razorbacks lost to Georgia in Athens. So would 128 other teams. The win over Texas continues to be strong, and the victory over Texas A&M now becomes amazing. There’s no punishment for that wild and dramatic loss to …

7 Ole Miss Rebels (4-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 13
Week 6 Opponent: Ole Miss 52, Arkansas 51
Week 7 Opponent: at Tennessee

The Rebels have their signature win. It would’ve been nice if they gave a reason to eat more popcorn in Tuscaloosa a few weeks ago, but slipping by the Hogs give then the credit to push to be just outside of the top five.

6 Kentucky Wildcats (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 7
Week 6 Opponent: Kentucky 42, LSU 21
Week 7 Opponent: at Georgia

It’s not pretty, but the win over Florida was big, and rolling past LSU certainly doesn’t hurt. Take whatever happens at Georgia this week with a few grains of salt, but if the Cats can make it a fight, then the rest of the schedule looks nice and breezy.

5 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: 1
Week 6 Opponent: Texas A&M 41, Alabama 38
Week 7 Opponent: at Mississippi State

We should’ve seen it coming. The win over Miami really wasn’t that great, Florida almost pulled off the upset, and Nick Saban was telling us all after blowout wins over Mercer and Southern Miss that there were issues. There’s no reason to panic just yet, but going to Mississippi State this week is a massive moment.

4 Oklahoma Sooners (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 6
Week 6 Opponent: Oklahoma 55, Texas 48
Week 7 Opponent: TCU

Now there’s the Oklahoma we were all waiting for. It took a lousy start against Texas and the emergence of Caleb Williams at quarterback to get there, but now this is looking like the type of team we were all waiting for.

3 Michigan Wolverines (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 4
Week 6 Opponent: Michigan 32, Nebraska 29
Week 7 Opponent: OPEN DATE

Nebraska isn’t that great and it took too much of a fight, but this year, getting by any decent Power Five team on the road deserves credit. This is a bit of a gift ranking – Ohio State and Oklahoma are probably better, and Alabama is definitely better – but for now, the six wins are all strong enough to deserve this spot.

2 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 3
Week 6 Opponent: Iowa 23, Penn State 20
Week 7 Opponent: Purdue

Iowa is here because it has to be. If we gave credit to Penn State the last few weeks, then we have to give Iowa the love for coming up with the win. However, don’t be shocked if this ranking quickly drops even with a few wins – beating Maryland isn’t any big deal now, and the Iowa State victory is still being given too much love.

1 Georgia Bulldogs (6-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: 2
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia 34, Auburn 10
Week 7 Opponent: Kentucky

Here’s the scary part – it’s being done with Stetson Bennett at quarterback instead of JT Barrett. Once the Dawgs are healthy – and that includes getting a few more receiver options – it’s possible this already dominant team could go to a whole other level.

CFN 2021 Rankings: Week 6
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 6 Scoreboard, Predictions For Every Game
Week 6 AP Rankings | Coaches Poll Rankings
Big Game Reactions: Iowa, Texas A&M, OU, more 


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