It's October now, no matter what the weather outside tells you. That means we are now late enough in the season that my rankings start to stabilize a bit more. There will still be some big swings for individual teams, but for the most part, improvement and regression will be more incremental.

We're also at the point of the season where I once again hammer you over the head with what makes The Bottom 25 Championship so much more difficult to win than the College Football Playoff. After five weeks of football, there are 18 undefeated teams remaining. Do you know how many winless teams are left?

Three. That's it. There are six times as many undefeated teams as there are winless teams right now. You tell me which one is the more difficult accomplishment.

Let's find out where those three winless teams rank in this week's Bottom 25.

No Longer Ranked: Miami (OH) (9), UL-Monroe (16), Houston (19), Western Kentucky (22), Stanford (25)

Week 5 Superlatives

As many of you know, I rank all 130 teams using a mathematical formula I created. That system is how I compile the Bottom 25, but for those of you interested in how the rest of the rankings look, you can see them all right here (it's updated weekly after The Bottom 25 is published). I will also be sharing some weekly superlatives from the rankings here in The Bottom 25.

Highest Climber: This week's honor goes to Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers not only escaped The Bottom 25, but they also climbed 29 spots from No. 109 to No. 80 after beating UAB. More importantly, they're 2-0 in conference play and atop their division.

Biggest Faller: A few weeks ago, Maryland was at No. 2 in my rankings. Now, after losing to Penn State 59-0, it's down to No. 57. That's a full 40 spots lower than it was last week.

Most Fraudulent Undefeated Team: It's still Minnesota, and that's still going to make Minnesota fans mad at me. The good news is that the Gophers are steadily climbing. They moved up from No. 58 to No. 39 this week. The bad news is that the closest undefeated team is Wake Forest at No. 18.

Most Average Team: The most average team in the land is the Miami Hurricanes. The Canes are 2-2, and their score is 0.326 percent better than average.

Best 1-Loss Team: It's Notre Dame, which checks in at No. 16 in the rankings.

Best 2-Loss Team: That would be USC, which fell from No. 26 to No. 48 following a loss to Washington.

Best 2-3 Team: We were asked if North Carolina was the best 2-3 team in the country on The Cover 3 Podcast this week, and I answered that it was without having updated my rankings. Well, I was right. I'm very smart, as the Heels are the highest-ranked 2-3 team in the country at No. 72.