College Football Picks Week 5: Florida and 2 Ranked Teams That Will Go Down

Joseph HealyCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators attempts to run past defensive back Marsalis Teague #10 of the Tennessee Volunteers during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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With several games between ranked teams on the slate, Week 5 of the college football season promises to cause a big shift in the rankings.

Some teams will get signature wins to add to their resumes, while other teams will suffer big losses, knocking them down a peg or two in the rankings.

The following are three of the teams that will go down this week.


No. 12 Florida

The Will Muschamp era of Florida Gators football is off to a roaring start. Their defense has been dominating and the offense, their Achilles heel last season, is getting better with each passing week.

There are great days ahead for Muschamp's program, but they will hit a speed bump Saturday against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama's defense has actually been better than Florida's and their offense is loaded with talent. It's that advantage on the offensive side of the ball that will lead the Tide to victory.


No. 8 Nebraska

The Cornhuskers have designs on winning the Big Ten title in their first season in the conference, but the Wisconsin Badgers will put an end to those hopes by soundly beating them on Saturday night.

Russell Wilson is playing just about as well as any quarterback in the nation and the Badgers' running game just cannot be stopped.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 17: Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers steps up to his line during their game against the Washington Huskies at Memorial Stadium September 17, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 51-38.(Photo by Eric Francis/Getty I
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This Wisconsin team is good enough that by the time the end of the season rolls around, they will be thinking of goals bigger than just a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl appearance.


No. 13 Clemson

The Clemson Tigers have been a fun story to follow so far this season, but their Cinderella run as an undefeated team will come to an end this Saturday against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Everyone seems to want to write the Hokies off, but they are still the class of the ACC. All they do is pile up ten-win seasons and 2011 will be no different.

The Hokies actually seem better than they have been in previous seasons. This team isn't just a team that will win the ACC. This is a team that can beat another top-level team in a BCS game. That's something you haven't been able to say about previous Virginia Tech teams.