NCAA Football Rankings, Week 5: Rutgers Enters Poll, Oregon Climbs Over LSU

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 22: Players of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrate with their fans after a win against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Razorbacks 35-26. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Rutgers enters the poll for the first time this year and the sixth time in school history in this week's AP top-25 poll.

Rutgers has entered the AP top-25 for only the sixth time in school history, joining Oregon State and Baylor as the three new teams in the poll for this week.

They replace UCLA, Arizona, and Michigan. UCLA lost to Oregon State in Westwood 27-20, Arizona lost in a rout to Oregon 49-0 in Eugene, and Michigan lost a brutal defensive contest against Notre Dame 13-6.

Due to their blowout win over Arizona and LSU's struggles against an unranked Auburn team, Oregon has supplanted LSU as the number two team in the country. Interestingly enough, Oregon has no number one votes, while LSU still holds one, keeping Alabama from being a unanimous number one selection.

Here is this week's full AP top-25.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (59) 4-0 1499 1
2 Oregon 4-0 1414 3
3 LSU (1) 4-0 1346 2
4 Florida State 4-0 1340 4
5 Georgia 4-0 1245 5
6 South Carolina 4-0 1147 7
7 Kansas State 4-0 1067 15
8 Stanford 3-0 1055 9
9 West Virginia 3-0 1045 8
10 Notre Dame 4-0 1003 11
11 Florida 4-0 864 14
12 Texas 3-0 856 12
13 USC 3-1 801 13
14 Ohio State 4-0 633 16
15 TCU 3-0 616 17
16 Oklahoma 2-1 611 6
17 Clemson 3-1 588 10
18 Oregon State 2-0 451 NR
19 Louisville 4-0 414 20
20 Michigan State 3-1 348 21
21 Mississippi State 4-0 246 23
22 Nebraska 3-1 179 25
23 Rutgers 4-0 128 NR
24 Boise State 2-1 114 24
25 Baylor 3-0 92 NR

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