The college football Top 25 rankings for Week 5 have arrived and once again a whole lot of shuffling has occurred! With several Top 25 teams tasting defeat this weekend, the list of the top teams in the land has once again shifted. The biggest winners of the week in terms of moving upward were the Georgia Bulldogs and Tcu Horned Frogs.

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While the top five teams in the country remained the same in the Week 5 rankings as they did in Week 4, two newbies came crashing into the Top 10 rankings.

The TCU Horned Frogs jumped up from No. 16 to the new No. 9 team in the land after thrashing Oklahoma State on the road by the final of 44-31.

Tailback Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Kenny Hill passed for 228 yards for the Horned Frogs. TCU improved to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Big-12.

The Georgia Bulldogs jumped from No. 11 to No. 7 in the latest AP rankings on the heels of taking down Mississippi State Saturday afternoon 31-3. Freshman QB Jake Fromm threw a pair of touchdown passes as he once again showed poise playing in a huge game. Once the Dawgs jumped out to a quick lead, the defense stifled MSU on offense - limiting the Bulldogs to 280 total yards.

Alabama still favored, Penn State, Michigan odds increase

The Alabama Crimson Tide are still the overwhelming favorites to win the NCAA football championship this upcoming January, however, a few teams are drawing a bit more interest from the gambling public.

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The Michigan Wolverines were listed anywhere between 20-30/1 back in June but they have now jumped up to 10/1 odds. The Wolverines have surprised with some of the Michigan faithful as to how good they have been so far in 2017, especially on defense. Michigan has 10 new starters on defense, yet they are off to a better start than they were last season when they had several All-Big Ten and All-American players on the defensive side of the ball.

Two other teams climbing the charts are Oklahoma and Penn State. The Sooners were 25/1 to win the title this season before the season began. They are now up to 7/1. Penn State, like Michigan, currently sits at 10/1 odds to be crowned champions at season's end - which is a nice jump from 22/1 back in August.

Below is a look at the current Top 25 standings, along with the current odds to win the 2018 NCAA championship.

Week 5 Top 25 Standings

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Penn State5
  5. USC
  6. Washington
  7. Georgia
  8. Michigan
  9. TCU
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Ohio State
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. Auburn
  14. Miami Fla.
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Washington State
  17. Louisville
  18. South Florida
  19. San Diego State
  20. Utah
  21. Florida
  22. Notre Dame
  23. West Virginia
  24. Mississippi State
  25. LSU

2017-18 NCAA title odds

  • Alabama 7/4
  • Oklahoma 7/1
  • USC 7/1
  • Clemson 8/1
  • Penn State 10/1
  • Michigan 10/1
  • Ohio State 10/1
  • Oklahoma State 17/1
  • Georgia 20/1
  • Washington 28/1
  • Auburn 33/1
  • Wisconsin 33/1
  • Oregon 33/1
  • LSU 50/1
  • Florida 50/1
  • Miami, Florida 50/1
  • Texas A&M 50/1
  • Louisville 66/1
  • Notre Dame 66/1
  • FIELD 150/1