There wasn’t a single team in the FBS that went undefeated last season. Through Week 5 this year, there are 17 unbeaten teams.
While last week featured several games between undefeated teams, there are no such matchups in Week 6. Some games this weekend in which an undefeated team could get tripped up and suffer its first loss include a rivalry game in Michigan (4-0) versus Michigan State (3-1), TCU (4-0) versus West Virginia (3-1), Miami (3-0) at Florida State (1-2), and Washington State (5-0) at Oregon (4-1).
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The following undefeated teams are listed by their rankings in the AP Top 25 Poll, then alphabetically.
No. 1 Alabama (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Texas A&M (4-1)
Forecast: After two conference games this season, Alabama is looking like Alabama. The Crimson Tide took down previously unranked Vanderbilt 59-0 on the road, and then Ole Miss 66-3 at home. Can the Aggies in Week 6 put up a fight?
No. 2 Clemson (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: Wake Forest (4-1)
Forecast: Virginia Tech fans embraced the College GameDay atmosphere in Blacksburg, Va., but Clemson handled the Hokies 31-17 behind three turnovers forced by the Tigers’ defense and 280 all-purpose yards from quarterback Kelly Bryant. Bryant has filled in nicely for the vacancy left by Deshaun Watson and Clemson appears to be on the path for another College Football Playoff appearance.
No. 3 Oklahoma (4-0)
Week 6 opponent: Iowa State (2-2)
Forecast: The Sooners have a favorable start to their Big 12 schedule: Baylor, a bye week and then a home game against Iowa State. Road games at Kansas State and Oklahoma State, along with home games against TCU and West Virginia, still loom on Oklahoma’s schedule.
No. 4 Penn State (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Northwestern (2-2)
Forecast: The Nittany Lions jumped all over Indiana in the first quarter of their 45-14 win, getting off to a 28-0 lead and then coasting to victory. They have a cross-divisional game against Northwestern, followed by a bye week, before facing the gauntlet of Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks.
No. 5 Georgia (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Vanderbilt (3-2)
Forecast: Georgia shut out Tennessee 41-0, validating the Bulldogs’ status as the best team in the SEC East. With two road wins under their belt, they’ll travel to Vanderbilt next weekend.
No. 6 Washington (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: California (3-2)
Forecast: After a slow start against Oregon State (Washington only led 7-0 at halftime), the Huskies ran away with a 42-7 win. They have a back-loaded conference schedule with games against Oregon, Stanford, Utah and Washington State in their final four weeks.
No. 7 Michigan (4-0)
Week 6 opponent: Michigan State (3-1)
Forecast: The Wolverines enjoyed a bye week following their 28-10 road win against Purdue. They’ll host an improved Michigan State team in Week 6 before a pair of road games at Indiana and Penn State.
No. 8 TCU (4-0)
Week 6 opponent: West Virginia (3-1)
Forecast: TCU’s defense was stout in its first two games, holding its opponents to a combined seven points, then the Horned Frogs won in shootouts during Weeks 3 and 4. After a Week 5 bye, they’ll host West Virginia, which means another high-scoring affair is likely in store for TCU.
No. 9 Wisconsin (4-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Nebraska (3-2)
Forecast: Wisconsin overcame a 10-7 halftime deficit against Northwestern for a 33-24 win. A Nov. 18 home date with Michigan is likely the biggest challenge remaining on the Badgers’ schedule.
No. 11 Washington State (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Oregon (4-1)
Forecast: The Cougars pulled off a massive win against No. 5 USC, 30-27, after a game-winning, 32-yard field goal with 1:40 to play. They play on the road in three of the next four weeks.
No. 13 Miami (Fla.) (3-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Florida State (1-2)
Forecast: The Hurricanes won their ACC opener against Duke, 31-6, which was the start of a tough three-week stretch, which includes games against Florida State and Georgia Tech.
No. 18 South Florida (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: Bye week
Forecast: The Bulls, which have one of the highest scoring offenses in the country, scored a season-high 61 points against against East Carolina. South Florida has a bye week before hosting Cincinnati.
No. 19 San Diego State (5-0)
Week 6 opponent: UNLV (2-2)
Forecast: Northern Illinois took down Nebraska in Week 3, but the Aztecs thwarted a second upset with a 34-28 win at home in Week 5. Next up is UNLV, which lost the biggest upset of the season to Howard in Week 1, but has since regained form.
No. 20 Utah (4-0)
Week 6 opponent: Stanford (3-2)
Forecast: The Utes are one of three undefeated teams remaining in the Pac-12, along with Washington and Washington State. Utah hosts Stanford, followed by a road game against USC.
No. 25 UCF (3-0)
Week 6 opponent: at Cincinnati (2-3)
Forecast: UCF downed another previously unbeaten team, Memphis, 40-13, in Week 5. The Knights ran for 350 yards in a winning effort.
Week 6 opponent: Air Force (1-3)
Forecast: Navy and USF appear to be on a collision course for the American Athletic Conference championship game. The Midshipmen are already 3-0 in conference play after a 31-21 road win at Tulsa.
Week 6 opponent: Southern Miss (2-2)
Forecast: After a bye week in Week 5, UTSA stays at home for an evening game against Southern Miss. The Roadrunners have outscored their opponents 95-31 in their last two games.