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LAist-CS Week 5 Rankings: The Cream of the Crop

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In Week 5 of the college football season, we learned there’s the cream of the crop then everyone else much like last season.

First there was the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosting No. 7 Florida Gators in Tuscaloosa, AL. Some people thought that the Tide might have some trouble with the Gators. After all the Tide nearly lost in Arkansas and the Gators seemed to get their offense going against Kentucky. The Tide dominated this game despite being outgained on offense 281 yards to 273. The difference was the four turnovers, two of them interceptions by Gators’ quarterback John Brantley. The only thing the Tide allowed was two field goals in their 31-6 victory.

On this coast there was the showdown at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR between the No. 4 Oregon Ducks and No. 9 Stanford Cardinal. It was a matchup between finesse and power. Stanford jumped out to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter thanks to two turnovers which led to touchdowns. The Ducks got it to 31-24 at the half and shutout the Cardinal in the second half. So if you take away those two turnovers deep in their territory, the Ducks actually won the game 52-17. I think the finesse won on this day.

So this brings us to the LAist-CS Top 16 Rankings. This season the two other voters decided not to participate due to time constraints, so it’s just me people. Here we go.