Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 30th, 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.
Air Force move up to the top spot this week after the Falcons easily defeated San Diego State to remain undefeated both overall and with in Mountain West Conference play. SMU moves down a spot to the #2 position this week despite the Mustangs defeating AAC foe Charlotte this week.
Fresno State moves up two spots t to the third position this week. The Bulldogs are also undefeated after opening up their Mountain West play with a home win over Nevada this week. Boise State moves down two spots this week to the #4 position after the Broncos lost its last out-of-conference contest at Memphis this past week.
Tulane rounds out the top 5 and drops one spot this week as compared to last week. The Green Wave move down despite winning their AAC home game against UAB this week.
Air Force and Fresno State are two of the top five teams and are both undefeated. There are three other G5 squads yet remaining including James Madison, who sits at #7, Marshall at #10, and Liberty at #11.
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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