Thanks in part to an underwhelming 60-49 Boise State win over New Mexico last week that was closer than the score appeared, the three-way tie at the top of our ballot broke up a little bit. Still-undefeated Marshall is on top, with Colorado State and Boise hot on their heels. The final SB Nation tally has an identical top three.
|1||Marshall Thundering Herd||29||1|
|2||Colorado State Rams||28||1|
|3||Boise State Broncos||27||1|
|4||East Carolina Pirates||23||4|
|5 (tie)||Georgia Southern Eagles||21||5|
|5 (tie)||Air Force Falcons||21||6|
|7||Northern Illinois Huskies||18||7|
|9 (tie)||Memphis Tigers||12||9|
|9 (tie)||Utah State Aggies||12||10|
|13||Louisiana Tech Bulldogs||7||12|
|14||C. Florida Knights||5||13|
|15||Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns||3||
Dropped Out: BYU
Receiving Votes: BYU (2)
- Apart from the changes up top, there aren't too many big changes from last week's poll. Marshall is probably going to get the access bowl bid, unless A) they lose, in which case Boise State gets it or B) Boise State loses, in which case Colorado State gets it.
- Those things could happen this week! Marshall hosts a 6-3 Rice squad on Saturday at 2:30, which will be by far the best team the Herd have played this season. Boise, meanwhile, gets a visit from San Diego State on Saturday night. The Aztecs, somehow, have beaten the Broncos two years in a row.
- Other G5 games of note: The year's premier #MACTION game will take place on Tuesday night as Northern Illinois and Toledo square off for a likely bid in the MAC Championship game. East Carolina visits Cincinnati on Thursday night in what essentially amounts to an elimination game in the AAC title race. On Saturday, AAC leader Memphis (you read that correctly) will try to get a win on the road against Tulane, who are fresh off an upset of Houston, and Air Force and Utah State will be playing for the right to face Boise or Colorado State in the MWC title game.