A week after Week 4 trimmed the list more than expected, college football's unbeatens held strong in Week 5. While projections entering the weekend suggested we would lose about seven of the 21 unblemished teams, we instead lost only five. Washington (to UCLA), NC State (to Clemson) and Kentucky (to Ole Miss) lost to fellow unbeatens, and while Florida State and Minnesota both fell victim to upsets, those defeats were offset by upset victories for TCU and Oklahoma State.
On paper, our friends might mostly hold steady this week. We will definitely lose at least one team from the list because Kansas hosts TCU (and ESPN's College GameDay) in Lawrence.