The Post’s college football rankings, Heisman watch following Week 5

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The Post’s assemblage shot rankings and Heisman ticker pursuing Week 5.

1. Alabama (5-0) (Last week: 2) 

This was the Alabama we expected: Dominant contempt losing prima backmost Bryce Young to a sprained AC associated successful his close shoulder, piling up 555 yards of discourtesy successful a 23-point whipping of big Arkansas. 

2. Georgia (5-0) (1) 

I dropped Alabama erstwhile it astir mislaid to Texas and its backup quarterback, truthful it’s lone just Georgia falls aft astir losing to SEC doormat Missouri. 

3. Ohio State (5-0) (3) 

Miyan Williams, Ohio State’s backup moving back, ran for 189 yards and 5 touchdowns successful a blowout of Rutgers. Even their reserves are stars. 

4. Clemson (5-0) (4) 

DJ Uiagalelei has already thrown much touchdowns (11) than helium did each of past play (nine), and helium has been picked disconnected conscionable once. His maturation was peculiarly evident successful wins the past 2 weeks implicit Wake Forest and N.C. State, erstwhile helium notched 8 touchdowns without a turnover. 

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5. Michigan (5-0) (5) 

The serving of cupcakes continues for 1 much week earlier Michigan gets immoderate existent tests, opening with undefeated Penn State visiting Ann Arbor connected Oct. 15. The Wolverines’ 5 opponents are 11-15 connected the season. 

6. USC (5-0) (6) 

The Trojans are 5-0 for conscionable the 2nd clip since 2006 and are averaging a robust 42.2 points per game. Beat Utah connected the roadworthy successful 2 weeks, and USC volition statesman to beryllium taken earnestly arsenic a playoff threat. 

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7. Oklahoma State (4-0) (7) 

The discourtesy is ninth successful the federation successful scoring, the defence has begun to find itself aft a rocky opener and backmost Spencer Sanders is playing mistake-free football. It looks similar a large twelvemonth for the Cowboys. 

8. Tennessee (4-0) (9) 

It’s prove-it clip for the Volunteers, back-to-back games against LSU and Alabama. It’s an accidental to denote themselves arsenic existent contenders for the archetypal clip successful what indispensable consciousness similar an eternity successful Knoxville. 

9. TCU (4-0) (NR) 

The biggest astonishment successful the country, TCU announced itself arsenic a contender with its 55-24 walloping of Oklahoma. Oklahoma State’s sojourn to Fort Worth successful 2 weeks volition make a nationalist spotlight for some teams. 

10. Ole Miss (5-0) (NR) 

Lane Kiffin has won 19 of his past 24 games astatine Ole Miss, and is disconnected to his archetypal 5-0 commencement successful Oxford contempt losing 14 starters disconnected past year’s 10-win team. The arguable Kiffin is becoming 1 of the premier coaches successful the country. 

Dropped out: N.C. State (4-1) and Kentucky (4-1) 

Heisman Watch (in alphabetical order) 

QB Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia 

A mediocre show from Bennett. A worse effort from Georgia. Neither could beryllium blessed with the disfigured four-point triumph astatine heavy-underdog Missouri. 

QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State 

The sophomore has thrown interceptions successful back-to-back games for the archetypal clip since mid-September past year, awesome considering the frequence successful which helium drops backmost to pass. 

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QB Caleb Williams, USC 

After getting disconnected the mat successful a comeback triumph astatine Oregon State, Williams was backmost to obliterating an overwhelmed opponent, throwing for 348 yards and producing 4 scores successful a beat-down of Arizona State. 

QB DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson 

No subordinate successful the state entered the play with arsenic overmuch unit aft his dismal sophomore year, and Uiagalelei has exceeded expectations, performing precocious arsenic helium did arsenic a freshman stepping successful for an injured Trevor Lawrence. He’s made Clemson look similar a rubric contender and elevated himself into the Heisman race. 

QB Bryce Young, Alabama 

All things considered, Young and Alabama received the champion imaginable news: The sophomore has a sprained AC associated successful his close throwing enarthrosis and won’t beryllium retired long.