Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 7th, 2023 following the Week 6 games. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the College Football Playoff national championship game in January.
Air Force stays at the top spot this week after the Falcons had a bye week. SMU stays in the #2 position this week following the Mustangs also having a bye this past week.
Tulane moves up two spots t to the third position this week. The Green Wave move up also after having a bye week. Boise State stays in the #4 position this week after the Broncos defeated San Jose State at home this week.
Fresno State rounds out the top 5 and drops two spots this week following the Bulldogs loss at Wyoming this past week. This was Fresno State’s first loss of the season.
Air Force is the only team in the top five teams that is still undefeated. However, there are two other G5 squads yet remaining without a loss including James Madison, who sits at #6 and Liberty at #16. Marshall had been undefeated but lost its out-of-conference P5 contest at North Carolina State this week and moved down to the #14 position this week–moving down four spots from a week ago.
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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