Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 21st, 2023 following the Week 8 games. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the College Football Playoff national championship game in January.
SMU moves up a spot to take over the #1 position this week after the Mustangs defeated Temple on the road this past week. Air Force moves down a spot to the #2 position this week. The Falcons moved down despite its road win at Navy this past week.
James Madison moves up a spot to the #3 position this week following the Dukes road win at Marshall. Tulane moves down a spot despite the Green Wave defeating North Texas this past week at home.
Troy rounds out the top 5 and stays in the #5 spot this week after the Trojans had a bye week.
Air Force and James Madison remain undefeated teams in G5 and both are now in the Top 5 rankings. However, Liberty remains the third and final undefeated team in G5 and sit at #13 after the Flames defeated Middle Tennessee at home.
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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