Forgotten 5 Power Rankings: The Top 10 for Week Three

The Forgotten 5 Top 10 Poll is back! We decided that we were at a good point in the season to bring them back so here they are.

The rankings were voted on by Forgotten 5 staff like past years. If you disagree, that’s cool. We’re not changing our votes, but we might include you in the voting next time if you complain loud enough.

Anyway… enough small talk, onto the Top 10!

  1. UCF-The Knights have been off to another fast start, beating Georgia Tech and ECU. Led by sophomore QB Dillon Gabriel the #UCFast offense has put up 100 points and 1,292 total yards in two games. They are the clear number one in the Group of Five thus far.
  2. Cincinnati-Coming off an impressive win over Army last week the Bearcats are 2-0. QB Desmond Ridder hasn’t looked like the star QB everyone knows he can be. That said, the defense and running game have been key for them so far. If Ridder can’t turn it around, expect them to drop in upcoming polls.
  3. Louisiana-The Ragin Cajuns are the most unsurprising surprise team of the season so far. Group of Five fans everywhere knew this was a good team and after their win against Iowa State in Ames, it only cemented that. They were able to clutch up and steal a win back from Georgia Southern after the Eagles almost stole the game themselves. This is quickly becoming a must-watch team.
  4. SMU-You like offense? Boy, do I have a treat for you. Sonny Dykes’ team accounted for 710 total yards against North Texas two weeks ago. They have scored 50 or more in two of their three games. They have a big matchup with our #5 team this week against…
  5. Memphis-The Tigers have had one game thus far and just looked meh. Nothing great, nothing terrible. This week is a huge test against SMU. Can Brady White lead the Tigers into Dallas and come out with a win?
  6. Army-The Black Knights started the season on fire, blowing out Middle Tennessee and ULM but came back to earth last week when they lost to Cincinnati. They have been penalized a lot this year which isn’t normal for an Army team. If they can get that cleaned up, they’ll be fine for the rest of the season.
  7. App State-The Mountaineers are 2-1 but haven’t looked great yet. They have the potential to be a top-three G5 team but have yet to actually show it on the field. If they keep up their inconsistent play, expect them to continue to drop.
  8. Marshall-If you don’t know the name Grant Wells, learn it. The true Freshman QB has shown both signs that he can be a star and that he’s a true freshman. Once he gets over his growing pains and becomes fully comfortable in the offense, Marshall will be even more dangerous.
  9. Tulane-The Green Wave could easily be 3-0 and they could easily be 1-2. This team is a roller coaster of emotions. They had an amazing comeback against South Alabama where they erased a 24-6 deficit, then followed that up by choking away a 24-0 halftime lead against Navy, followed by absolutely slaughtering Southern Miss 66-24. Take away the first half against South Alabama and the second half against Navy and this might be a really good football team?
  10. UAB-Spencer Brown being Spencer Brown, that’s it. Ok but seriously, the Blazers have looked pretty good so far. Brown is the second-leading active career FBS rusher behind Clemson’s Travis Etienne. Redshirt freshman QB Bryson Lucero started in place of Tyler Johnston III against South Alabama and performed well, finishing with 319 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Game of the Week:

Memphis vs. SMU

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