Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 25th, 2023 following the Week 13 games. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the College Football Playoff national championship game in January.
SMU stays in the the #1 position this week after the Mustangs defeated Navy at home d this past week. SMU will play Tulane this week in the AAC championship game.
James Madison moves up a spot to the the #2 position after the Dukes finished their regular season win just one blemish. The Dukes defeated Coastal Carolina on the road to finish their regular season. While JMU would have won the Sun Belt East Division, the Dukes are in their last year of transitioning to FBS and are not eligible for the Sun Belt title game. However, given there were not enough teams to get to six wins in the FBS, JMU will receive a bowl bid next weekend.
Boise State moves down a spot to the #3 position this week despite the Broncos defeating Air Force at home. The Broncos will next play in the Mountain West title game at UNLV this week.
Troy stays in the #4 position this week after the Trojans defeated Southern Miss to end their regular season. The Trojans next will host the Sun Belt championship game against Appalachian State.
Tulane moves up a spot to #5 this week after the Green Wave defeated UTSA at home to get the right to host the AAC title game this week against SMU.
Liberty was the only team in the G5 to finish undefeated and sit at the #8 position. The Flames will host the C-USA title game this week against New Mexico State.
Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the G5 side of things and have been used for several years with his own computer ranking system to distinguish strength of schedule and strength of team when comparing teams.
You can see the full Division I Sagarin rankings at Jeff’s site itself.
In the rankings, you will see the the G5 rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the G5 ranking.
The numbers show the ranking in the Group of Five Top 25 as well as the overall Division I ranking.
The Top 10 and Top 30 are the overall Division I Sagarin rankings.
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The following are the individual G5 conference rankings highlighted in yellow and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I FBS.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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