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ESPN Releases Its New Top 25 Following Week 5

Justin Fields warms up before an Ohio State football game at Nebraska.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

ESPN has updated its college football top 25 rankings following the fifth full weekend of the 2019 college football season.

Week 5 didn't feature any big upsets, though No. 1 Clemson was nearly knocked off on the road by North Carolina. The Tigers stopped a game-winning two-point conversion attempt by the Tar Heels late in the fourth quarter.

Ohio State was probably the most-impressive team of the weekend, as the Buckeyes shellacked Nebraska, 48-7, in Lincoln.

ESPN's Football Power Index has since updated its top 25 rankings:

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. LSU
  7. Auburn
  8. Penn State
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Oregon
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Florida
  13. Washington
  14. Michigan
  15. Michigan State
  16. Texas A&M
  17. Iowa
  18. Utah
  19. Missouri
  20. UCF
  21. Texas
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. USC
  24. Iowa State
  25. Mississippi State

The official new polls will be out later today.

The new Coaches' Poll comes out at noon E.T. and the new AP Poll is out at 2 p.m. E.T.