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The 5 College Football Teams On "Upset Alert" In Week 5

A closeup of Will Grier dropping back for a pass.

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 09: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks to pass during the second quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Mountaineer Field on September 9, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

There are upsets every week in college football. Seeing teams get knocked off and chaos occur is one of the more fun aspects of the sport.

Will there be any upsets in Week 5? The answer is most likely yes.

We have an idea of who it might be. We're putting five teams on “upset alert” heading into College Football Week 5.

Last week, two of the five teams we placed on upset alert were picked off. We'll see if that number increases or decreases this week.

Here is who is on "Upset Alert":

No. 12 West Virginia at No. 25 Texas Tech

Will Grier celebrating a touchdown throw.

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The Red Raiders put the Big 12 on notice last weekend. They went into Stillwater and smoked Oklahoma State 41-17. Kliff Kingsbury has coaxed a three-game win streak out of his team after Tech lost its season opener to Ole Miss.

West Virginia is 3-0 including blowout wins over Tennessee and Kansas State. The Mountaineers have an explosive offense, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier.

Expect lots and lots of points in this one. Any time there is a shootout in the Big 12, things can get weird, and an upset here is very possible.

South Carolina at No. 17 Kentucky

View from the corner of Kroger Field's end zone section during a Kentucky football game.

Wait, wasn't Kentucky on the other side of this last week? Yes, it was. We warned you that the Wildcats were dangerous and had a shot at taking down then-No. 22 Mississippi State, and they did just that.

Now, Kentucky is ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since 2007. The Wildcats boast a darkhorse Heisman candidate in star running back Benny Snell. They are no doubt riding high.

However, there is a difference between sneaking up on people and how you perform when you're the hunted team. We'll see if UK is up to the test this weekend.

No. 18 Texas at Kansas State

The Texas Longhorns football team running onto the field.

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Texas comes into this matchup rolling, having taken down TCU last Saturday one week after beating USC. Maybe the Longhorns are turning a corner under Tom Herman.

Kansas State looks like an average team this year, but Bill Snyder always has his squad ready to play, particularly at home. Texas will now have to prove it can handle the prosperity of a three-game win streak and win a game it needs to to stay in the Big 12 title race.

Virginia Tech at No. 22 Duke

Duke football players takes the field carrying American Flag.

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Is this really an upset? Virginia Tech was regarded as a potential challenger to Miami in the ACC Coastal division, and was ranked 13th in the country entering last weekend.

However, that was before the Hokies were throttled by Old Dominion, losing quarterback Justin Jackson to injury in the process. On Sunday, Justin Fuente threw star defensive end Trevon Hill off the team.

Things are shaky right now for VT, which might make them even more dangerous against a 4-0 Duke team that has been a major surprise thus far.

Florida at No. 23 Mississippi State

Mississippi State's mascot interacting with fans.

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Mississippi State made our list last week before playing Kentucky. They then went on the road and were blasted 28-7 by the Wildcats.

Now, Mississippi State returns home to face Florida. On paper, they might have more talent than the Gators, but this game has a major subplot hanging over it. It is Dan Mullen's return to Starkville.

All we can be certain about is that the crowd will me hostile. In terms of on the field, things might get weird in Mullen's first game back. If Florida finds a way to pull this out, it wouldn't shock us.