College football: Top 10 team rankings after Week 6
New York, New York – For the first time since Week 1 of the college football season, the nation's best teams all delivered great performances – making Week 6 one of the season's most consistent and competitive yet.
For the first time since the beginning of the season, there has been no movement this week in our top 10 best team rankings.
While some believe this is a sign of zero performance improvements, it actually entails something even greater: consistency.
Each team in the top 10 is currently undefeated, and showing signs of being a future bowl champion.
Staying confidently atop of the leaderboard are the Buckeyes, who for five consecutive games have put on textbook performances following an unimpressive showing in Week 1.
SEC powerhouses Georgia and Alabama continue to round out the top three, separating themselves from Clemson and Michigan who close out the top five.
The Tigers and the Wolverines will be each other's biggest competition for a chance at the playoffs, with hopes of playing at the national championship game this year.
USC, Oklahoma State, and one of the more recent favorites gaining national attention, Tennessee, have all been putting on historic performances and building back their relevancy back in college football after a long hiatus from success.
Similarly, Penn State and Ole Miss have also delivered unexpected performances this season, comfortably cracking into the top national rankings amongst power programs.
Though our rankings remain the same as last week's, here's what TAG24's team rankings looks like heading into the seventh week of college football:
1. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma State
9. Penn State
10. Ole Miss
Week 6 spotlight: Tennessee Volunteers make a statement in the SEC
Tennessee football has arrived amongst the nation's best, and it looks like the Volunteers are here to stay.
Last weekend, the top SEC East team notched a historic 40-13 win over LSU and silenced the roars in the sold out Tiger crowd of 102,321 on Saturday afternoon.
The Volunteers marked their largest margin of victory ever at Tiger Stadium, topping their 20-point wins over LSU in 1939 and 1992.
Prior to Week 6's matchup, the Volunteers lost five straight games to LSU, last beating the Tigers in 2005. Tennessee's recent dominance on the field has now halted their losing streak in two separate SEC series in back-to-back games.In their other SEC series, Tennessee lost 16 of 17 recent games to Florida before beating the Gators in Week 4.
This season, Tennessee has looked like a team we've never seen before. Led by quarterback Hendon Hooker and a star-studded offensive team, if the Volunteers keep performing on the field as they have been, they can easily make a strong case for becoming SEC division champions.
Tennessee's biggest test yet will come on Saturday against top-ranked Alabama at home, set for a 3:30 PM EST kickoff.
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