Of the 17 undefeated college football teams, only a few did not make a national ranking in the latest Top 25 AP of Week 6. The vast majority of undefeated teams are looking for another win in their sixth game. the 2021 season still at the start.
Their hope is to continue to be undefeated and for a group of teams, climb into the top 15 in the latest AP poll or make their first appearance as a top 25 nationally ranked team.
We’re going to take a close look, review, and then finally rank the 17 FBS teams that are currently undefeated. This week’s standings will be based on several factors such as their wins over currently ranked opponents, wins against the Power Five teams, number of team wins on the road and the strength of their schedule according to teamrankings.com.
We’ll also take a look at bowl projections by two college football experts.
Some of the undefeated teams not only won in Week 5, but also dominated their opponent. There are also teams that have achieved impressive upsets and there have been teams that simply won and went undefeated.
Looking at the individual CVs of these 17 teams, some have more valuable wins than others, but being undefeated before Week 6 is always impressive no matter who they have and haven’t beaten this season.
Now let’s take a look at the 17 undefeated teams in this ranking.
Last row: 25
Defeated: Montana State (19-16), at Northern Illinois (50-43), Ball State (45-12), at UConn (24-22)
Calendar strength: 125th
Road wins: 2
Victories against Power 5 teams: 0
Wins against current ranked opponents: 0
Ranked in the AP poll: No
College Bowl Projections: Kyle Bonagura: None; Mark Schlabach: New Mexico Bowl
Result of week 5: Bye
Next opponent: to the Air Force
The Cowboys got a pass in Week 5 as they prepare for the Air Force in their first game of the season at Mountain West. Wyoming did not perform well in their first game of the season against an FCS opponent at home where they won by just three points. The Cowboys came close to losing on the road to a MAC opponent in northern Illinois, where they were only victorious by a touchdown, so their season didn’t necessarily start out the way it did. Head coach Craig Bohl could have predicted.
Wyoming rebounded significantly with an impressive home win over Ball State, which shocked the previously undefeated military last weekend. However, they struggled mightily on the road against winless UConn in their fourth game of this year. The Cowboys have had some time to prepare for the Air Force and will keep the game close going into the third quarter, but the Falcons will step down and more than likely give Wyoming their first loss of the season.
Week 6 prediction: Wyoming 17, Air Force 28