The Biggest Adjustment Each Top 25 Team Must Make Heading into October

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The Biggest Adjustment Each Top 25 Team Must Make Heading into October
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Week 5 featured one major theme: vulnerability. From Alabama to Baylor, every Top 25 team that played showed weakness. Even Oregon's victory over Washington State was anything but certain at halftime.

The teams that benefited the most from Week 5 were those that took the week off. Alabama had the golden opportunity to prove that it belonged at the top and answered by allowing Ole Miss to lead the game for 15 seconds.

Nobody looked unbeatable this week, and October is the most ruthless month of college football. What has to change for the Top 25 to remain the Top 25? While intensity and focus are equally deficient across the nation, here is the top adjustment needed at each Top 25 program.

 

*Statistics and rankings from ESPN.com

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