Week 5 of is over, and it is shaping up to be one of the best and most watched college football seasons in the past five years. Things are shaping up a lot differently than how the season began, and the coming weeks are sure to provide some continued excitement as the drama unfolds. Here is a look at the highs and lows in the top 25 this week.
- With one of the most consistent offenses in the country, #3 Alabama has shown why they have been worthy of high praises since the beginning of the season. Alabama continues to have a breakout QB in Greg McElroy, who has proven to be one of the most efficient passers in the country.
- Week 5 was a good one for #1 Florida as it gave them an opportunity to rest their Heisman candidate Tim Tebow after suffering from a serious concussion in Week 4. Coach Urban Meyer said Monday morning that Tebow will be kept out of practice on Monday and will remain questionable throughout the week, leaving QB John Brantley taking most of the first team snaps.
- #2 Texas was off this week as well after a lackluster performance from the Big 12. The Texas Nation looks forward to watching their Longhorns take on Colorado this Saturday in Austin.
- With some movement in the top 10 this week, LSU had a slow start in their game against a now unranked Georgia team but pulled off the win due a late game effort from running back Charles Scott .
- #5 Virginia Tech moved up one spot after an impressive performance from QB Tyrod Taylor who threw a career-high 327 yards with two long touchdown passes to move them past Duke.
- Also, #11 Miami moved up in the rankings this week with their offense showing that they are a team to be reckoned with on any Saturday, and they may have a potential Heisman hopeful in QB Jacory Harris with a victory over #19 Oklahoma, knocking the Sooners down a few notches after a disappointing second loss of the season.
- A few surprise upsets over the weekend with a Top 15 Houston team losing to an unranked UTEP squad that had a great passing day by quarterback Trevor Vittatoe and a school record 262 yard rushing 4 td day from junior back Donald Buckram. A great rivalry game this weekend was lost by Michigan and freshman superstar quarterback Tate Forcier against Michigan State. Michigan is now out of the Top 25 from their previous #22 ranking.
- Ohio State had an average performance this week, but I still do not believe that their program or quarterback Terrelle Pryor are proving that they can compete at a top 10 level consistently .
- We saw #23 South Florida break into the rankings this week after two impressive performances including a win over Florida State with freshman QB B.J. Daniels leading the offense. And speaking of Florida State and their loss to Boston College over the weekend, it seems it has created renewed outcries for this to be Bobby Bowden’s last season. It will be interesting to see where the Seminoles go as far as their potential future.
- With most of the Big 12 having byes this past week, I look forward to seeing how they will fair next week, especially undefeated #16 Kansas. A few other teams that continue to surprise with their undefeated runs include #8 Cincinnati, #12 Iowa, and #10 TCU, with each team carrying wins over decent BCS competition and schedules that look for them to keep creeping up the ranks in weeks to come.
- Undefeated #24 Missouri is doing fine after the departure of Chase Daniels showing that upstart quarterback Blaine Gabbert knows how to produce on a level that most Tiger fans have been hoping for.
- Seeing # 14 Penn State fall to #12 Iowa this week was an eye opener for most casual fans.
Depending on who you are rooting for, this college football season has been either wrought with disappointment or been extremely fun and exciting so far. However, I think we can all agree that college football is back at its best, and I can’t wait to see what week 6 brings us. Stay tuned to The Father Life each week for our new college football wrap up.
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Bobby Wren is a contributing sports enthusiast living out of El Paso, TX. He is currently involved in business and enjoys cooking for his family in his spare time. Bobby has been married for four years and has two wonderful children.