College football conference power rankings

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Georgia stays undefeated with balanced win vs. Tennessee (1:30)

Georgia scores two touchdowns through the air, two on the ground and one on defense as the Bulldogs down the Volunteers to remain unbeaten. (1:30)

How would you rank all 14 teams in the SEC? Or all 10 in the Big 12? Here's a full ranking of every team in every Power 5 conference.

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SEC

Florida held on at home against Auburn, and now the SEC is down to four unbeaten teams.

Does this mean the Gators are in the company of Alabama, Georgia and LSU? Well, not exactly. Not when Kyle Trask is still coming into his own at quarterback, and not when the running game, absent that one long run by Lamical Perine to seal the win, struggles to get anything going.

The Gators' defense is rock-solid, but the team as a whole has a lot to prove. The good news is they can do it in a hurry.

This past weekend was only the first step in sorting out the upper echelon of the SEC. From here on out, the conference in-fighting really gets going.

Next weekend, Florida goes to LSU, and Alabama goes to Texas A&M. Auburn travels to LSU two weeks after that, followed by Georgia-Florida the following weekend and LSU at Alabama the weekend after that.

So hold on tight. Time will tell whether Florida is a true title contender. Who knows? Maybe Auburn, with just one loss, will get back in the mix. -- Alex Scarborough

1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. LSU
4. Florida
5. Auburn
6. Missouri
7. Texas A&M
8. Mississippi State
9. South Carolina
10. Kentucky
11. Ole Miss
12. Arkansas
13. Vanderbilt
14. Tennessee


Big Ten

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Taylor goes for five TDs against Kent State

Jonathan Taylor runs for 186 yards and scores five total touchdowns for No. 8 Wisconsin against Kent State.

There is no slowing down Ohio State, which is looking more and more like a College Football Playoff team. The Buckeyes stand out at the top of the Big Ten, but Wisconsin has yet to falter and is seemingly on a path to meet Ohio State in the Big Ten conference championship game if both teams continue to play the way they have been.

Penn State is also proving to be one of the best teams in the conference and is putting on impressive performances on both offense and defense. Besides those teams, there are questions with the next tier, which includes Michigan and Michigan State, which are still trying to find offensive success on the ground. While the top of the conference has seemed to separate itself, at this point, there is a lot of football left to be played. -- Tom VanHaaren

1. Ohio State
2. Wisconsin
3. Penn State
4. Michigan
5. Michigan State
6. Iowa
7. Minnesota
8. Maryland
9. Nebraska
10. Indiana
11. Northwestern
12. Purdue
13. Illinois
14. Rutgers


Big 12

What to make of the Big 12? Baylor is on the rise, back in the Top 25 for the first time since 2016 and off to a 5-0 start.

Kansas State and Oklahoma State looked good until they didn't, as both took double-digit losses in Week 6. Texas Tech suddenly looks intriguing after it beat the Pokes behind a career performance from Jett Duffey.

Oklahoma's and Texas' pre-Red River Showdown matchups both were closer than those teams would prefer, but they emerged victorious nonetheless.

As we approach the midpoint of the season, there's plenty of movement still to be made behind the top two. -- Sam Khan Jr.

1. Oklahoma
2. Texas
3. Baylor
4. Iowa State
5. Texas Tech
6. Oklahoma State
7. Kansas State
8. West Virginia
9. TCU
10. Kansas


Pac-12

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Oregon scores on slick fake pass

Justin Herbert fakes a pass to the right, then goes to the left as he finds Jaylon Redd for a 1-yard touchdown.

If you're looking for a viewing experience in which a few great teams will beat up on the rest of their conference, and eventually one -- maybe two -- will reach the College Football Playoff, then maybe the Pac-12 isn't your thing. But if you're looking for a league in which the narrative changes each week, and the teams at the bottom of the standings consistently compete with those near the top, and general weirdness occurs on a weekly basis, then the Pac-12 is very much what you're looking for. This week's big development was a change at the bottom: Oregon State's 48-31 win over UCLA digs the Beavers out of the cellar. UCLA looks capable of holding on to the No. 12 spot for an extended stretch, but -- like Oregon at the top -- it shouldn't get too comfortable. -- Kyle Bonagura

1. Oregon
2. Utah
3. Arizona State
4. Arizona
5. Cal
6. Washington
7. USC
8. Colorado
9. Stanford
10. Washington State
11. Oregon State
12. UCLA


ACC

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Pitt converts on third down for winning TD

Kenny Pickett fires a pass to V'Lique Carter, who spins away from his defender and puts on the jets for a 26-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of action.

Give the top three teams in the league off on the same weekend, and you get a taste of what this year's ACC is all about. It was awful and chaotic and beautiful, with Louisville and Boston College trading punches, Miami and Duke engineering crazy but ultimately fruitless comeback bids, and backup QBs reinvigorating offenses and Georgia Tech ... well, the Yellow Jackets played, too.

Perhaps this is the model for the conference at this point. It's not good, but at least it's interesting.

Is Pitt actually good or just lucky? Has Virginia Tech turned a corner with Hendon Hooker at QB? Is Wake a real challenger for Clemson? The beauty of the ACC is that almost anything seems possible.

Things get a little more interesting in Week 7, with Virginia going to Miami, Clemson hosting Florida State and Syracuse, and NC State battling to determine if one of them might not be all that bad. -- David M. Hale

1. Clemson
2. Virginia
3. Wake Forest
4. Pitt
5. North Carolina
6. Florida State
7. Duke
8. Louisville
9. Syracuse
10. Boston College
11. NC State
12. Virginia Tech
13. Miami
14. Georgia Tech