Welcome another non-Atlantic Coast Conference college football team to the top five.

The Charlotte 49ers finish fifth in these rankings, ending the regular season on a five-game win streak for a 7-5 record to take into bowl season. Charlotte passes over N.C. State, which couldn’t hang with North Carolina as expected and lost 41-10 in Raleigh on Saturday night for a 4-8 record in its rebuilding season.

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