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Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 for Week 6

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Official Rant Sports Top 25 for Week 6

Top 25
John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

Every week we bring you the Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 based on the expert opinion of our experienced writers

If you like offense, then Week 5 was simply amazing.

Of last week's Top 25, 12 scored 30 or more points this week, while 5 scored 40 or more.

The Alabama Crimson Tide was once again a unamious pick for the top spot, but the Rant Sports College Football Team was mixed in its reviews for the remaining 24 spots.

Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma State Cowboys fell out of this weeks poll even though both lost close conference battles.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Cincinnati Bearcats both entered the poll for the first time this week.

So, where did your team end up...

Here is the full Rant Sports College Football Top 25 for Week 6!

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No. 1 - Alabama Crimson Tide

John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

It wasn't an easy Week 5 for the Alabama Crimson Tide as it got everything it could handle from the Ole Miss Rebels in its own backyard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama actually trailed for the first time so far this season against the Rebels at 7-6 and were outscored in the second half by that same 7-6 margin.

Despite the not-so-Bama-like win, the Rant Sports team still voted the Crimson Tide a unanimous No. 1.

The Tide will remain unbeaten as it is off this week.

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No. 2 - Oregon Ducks


The Oregon Ducks hold on to the second position in this weeks Top 25 poll following a 51-26 win over the Washington State Cougars in PAC-12 conference action.

Oregon had a bit of a slow start against the Cougars, but that did not hurts its power in the polls as the Rant College Football Crew universally ranked the Duck 2nd or 3rd.

Next up for the Ducks will be a home game against the Washington Huskies.

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No. 3 - Florida State Seminoles


Despite having the cruise control on for most of the game in its win over the South Florida Bulls, the Florida State Seminoles hold on to the No. 3 position for another week.

The 'Noles were pretty much a 3rd or 4th pick my most writers except for Justine Hendricks who dropped FSU to 8th.

The Seminoles will hit the road this week with its No. 3 ranking as they travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack in an ACC Football Atlantic Division battle. It will be FSU's first conference road game of the 2012 season.

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No. 4 - Georgia Bulldogs

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

For the first 24 minutes of the first half yesterday, it looked like the Georgia Bulldogs were going to make a statement to the nation against its SEC Eastern Division rival Tennessee Volunteers.

But the Dawgs let the Volunteers back into the game in the final minutes and actually had to kick a field goal to tie at the half.

In the end, Georgia held on for a 51-44 victory between the hedges and moved up a spot this week to No. 4.

The Bulldogs will carry their No. 3 ranking on the road this week with a huge Top-10 match up against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina.

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No. 5 - LSU Tigers

Derick E. Hengle-US PRESSWIRE


That is pretty much the concensus of the LSU Tigers performance last night in a 38-22 victory over the Towson State Tigers.

Despite the pathetic performance from the SEC power, LSU only fell one spot this week to No. 5. Patrick Schmidt and James Gomez ranked the Tigers at No. 2, while Justine Hendricks dropped them all the way to No. 16.

LSU will travel this week to face the Florida Gators in a huge Top 25 match-up for the SEC.

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No. 6 - West Virginia Mountaineers


Can you believe the game that QB Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers had with the Baylor Bears yesterday.

70-63... YES... 70-63!

That game that kicked off around noon pretty much set the tone for the nation in all games yesterday as you were simply not doing your job as a top team or a QB if you didn't throw for 400+ yards and 5 touchdowns.

Smith did way better than that and the game even had 2 receivers go for over 300 yards.

The Mountaineers were ranked as high as No. 3 and as low as No. 8 by a few Rant Writers to place them in the No. 6 slot.

West Virginia will hit the road for Austin, Texas, and battle the Texas Longhorns in a big Top 25 match-up this week.

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No. 7 - South Carolina Gamecocks


It was pretty clear the fighting Steve Spurriers were looking ahead a week to the big game with the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday.

Either that or that reporter got into the Old Ball Coach's head more than everyone thought.

It just wasn't pretty as the Gamecocks had to fight back and survive against the lowly Kentucky Wildcats, 38-17.

That sub-par performance hurt South Carolina as it fell one spot to No. 7.

Columbia, South Carolina, should be an interesting place this week whether Spurrier talks to the media or not in prep for ESPN's College Game Day and the Dawgs.

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No. 8 - Kansas State Wildcats


The Kansas State Wildcats were idle in Week 5 and stayed at the No. 8 spots.

The Wildcats will host the Kansas Jayhawks this week.

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No. 9 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were idle this week but still managed to move up in the poll one spot to the 9th slot.

South Bend, Indiana, will be on upset alert as the young, explosive up-start Miami Hurricanes will come blowing in to face the Irish this week.

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No. 10 - Florida Gators


The Florida Gators were idle Week 5 but were able to move up two spots to move into the Top 10 for the first time in 2012 at No. 10.

This sets up a huge Top 10 battle this week as the Gators welcome the 5th-ranked LSU Tigers to The Swamp.

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No. 11 - Texas Longhorns

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Longhorns went on the road and put on a show scoring a late touchdown to stay perfect and edge the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 41-36.

Even with the emotional victory on the road against the Cowboys who were ranked at No. 25 this past week, the majority of the rant team all had the Longhorns as their 11th team for Week 5.

Texas prepares for the big plays of the 6th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers who come calling to Austin, Texas, this weekend.

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No. 12 - Ohio State Buckeyes


The Ohio State Buckeyes moved up 2 spots this week to the 12th spot following a dramatic 17-16 victory on the road against the Michigan State Spartans who were ranked 21st last week.

The Buckeyes hope to keep their record perfect as they host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Top 25 battle.

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No. 13 - Clemson Tigers

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

The Clemson Tigers also moved up two slots this week to No. 13 following a tough and impressive win on the road against the Boston College Eagles, 45-31.

The Tigers put up 576 yards of total offense including 367 in the air and 209 on the ground. And that was without the services of WR Sammy Watkins.

After two tough games on the road, Clemson returns to the warm, loud confines of Death Valley this week to host the sinking Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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No. 14 - USC Trojans

Southern Cal

The USC Trojans were idle this past week but still managed to fall a spot to No. 14.

The Trojans hit the road for a conference tilt with the Utah Utes in the dreaded "A Ranked Team Always Gets Upset on Thursday Night" ESPN game.

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No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs


The TCU Horned Frogs remained unbeaten and moved up two spots this week to No. 15 despite a lack-luster 24-16 victory over the SMU Mustangs on the road in Dallas, Texas.

Despite giving up 16 points to the Mustangs, the Horned Frogs still remain at No. 2 in the nation in fewest points allowed averaging just 7.3 points per contest.

TCU will host the Iowa State Cyclones this week in conference action.

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No. 16 - Oklahoma Sooners

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Oklahoma Sooners were idle this past week and remained as the No. 16 team in the country.

The Sooners hit the road this week to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders in conference action.

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No. 17 - Stanford Cardinal


And the biggest loser in this week's poll is none other than the Stanford Cardinal after their uninspiring 17-13 loss to the Washington Huskies on the road in the ESPN Thursday Night game last week.

It was a bad loss that left the Rant Team unimpressed with the Cardinal as they dropped eight spots from No. 9 to No. 17

Stanford will host the Arizona Wildcats in conference action this week.

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No. 18 - Oregon State Beavers


Even though the Oregon State Beavers had to rally late to edge the Arizona Wildcats, 38-35, on the road in conference action, it was able still move up two spots to the No. 18 slot this week.

The Beavers will look to remain perfect in 2012 as the host the Washington State Cougars on Saturday.

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No. 19 - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were idle this past week and held on to their spot at No. 19 in the country.

The Bulldogs will travel to Lexington, Kentucky, to face the Kentucky Wildcats this week.

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No. 20 - Louisville Cardinals


The Louisville Cardinals struggled on the road and just got by the Southern Miss Eagles, 21-17.

That poor showing led to the Cardinals dropping two spots to come in at No. 20 this week.

Louisville is off this week.

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No. 21 - Northwestern Wildcats


The Northwestern Wildcats jumped up two spots to No. 21 with a 44-29 victory at home against the Indiana Hoosiers.

The Wildcats will hit the road to face the hot Penn State Nittany Lions this weekend.

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No. 22 - Nebraska Cornhuskers

Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

The Nebraska Cornhuskers rallied late and survived at home, 30-27, against the Wisconsin Badgers to stay put at No. 22 in this week's poll.

Nebraska will hit the road for a big Top 25 match up against the 12th-ranked Ohio State Buckeye this week.

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No. 23 - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were idle this weak but still managed to jump into the poll for the first time in 2012 at No. 23

Rutgers will host the Connecticut Huskies in conference action this week.

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No. 24 - Boise State Broncos

Boise State
Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Despite slipping by the New Mexico Lobos, 32-29, on the road the Boise State Broncos actually moved up one spot to No. 24 this week.

The Broncos will stay on the road as it travels to face the Southern Miss Eagles this weekend.

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No. 25 - Cincinnati Bearcats

Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

The Cincinnati Bearcats sneak into this week's poll at No. 25 with a last second, 27-24, victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The Bearcats will look to remain perfect in 2012 and move up or hold on to No. 25 as they host the Miami (OH) RedHawks

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Parting Shots

Wrap Up
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Falling out of this week's poll were the Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Also receiving votes this week were the Miami Hurricanes, Baylor Bears, Arizona State Sun Devils, UCLA Bruins, Tennessee Volunteers and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

The Rant Team voting in this week's poll was M. Shannon Smallwood, Patrick Schmidt, Justine Hendricks, Tom O'Toole, Michael Amato, James Gomez, Chris Hengst and Connor Muldowney.


M. Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years experience in sports broadcasting, journalism and college athletics and currently covers ACC Football for Rant Sports.

Follow him @woodysmalls