Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 23rd, 2023 following the Week 4 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 top spot this week despite the Mustangs falling to rival TCU on the road. Air Force moves up three position to the #2 spot following the Falcons easy road win over San Jose State this week.
Boise State moves down a spot to the third spot this week. The Broncos move down despite defeating San Diego State on the road this week. Tulane also moves down a spot this week to the #4 position. Like Boise State, the Green Wave also move down despite a victory this week as Tulane defeated FCS Nicholls State easily at home.
Fresno State rounds out the top 5 and joins Air Force as the two remaining undefeated teams in the Top 5. The Bulldogs finished their out-of-conference play with an easy win over Kent State at home. The Falcons and Bulldogs are currently two of just six remaining undefeated G5 squads.
The remaining undefeated squads now all sit inside the Top 25. Marshall at #8, James Madison at #11, Liberty at #12, and Georgia State at #14. One squad in Memphis entered Week 4 undefeated but fell narrowly to the SEC’s Missouri.
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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