Their 11th straight poll appearance dating back to last season sets a program record, surpassing the previous set in 2008.
The Bulls remain the highest ranked team in the Group of Five and The American, with C. (who destroyed Cincinnati 51-23 in THREE QUARTERS) moving up three spots to #22 this week. However, both War on I-4 combatants have been joined by another conference mate...
Fresh off a 48-45 thriller over Air Force on Saturday, Navy checks in at No. 25. Things are about to get interesting for the Midshipmen — they travel to Memphis this Saturday and follow that up with a visit from C. on Oct. 21. Both should be hot fire.
Meanwhile, San Diego State continues to lurk at No. 19 after defeating UNLV 41-10. The Aztecs face a huge midseason test this week when they host Boise State, so keep your eye out for that one.
- Oklahoma falls from #3 to #12 after losing to Iowa State and getting the Iowa flag planted in their midfield logo. With their 31-24 victory over West Virginia, TCU is now the leader in the Big XII clubhouse, checking in at No. 6.
- After drubbing Cal 38-7, Washington moved up one spot to No. 5. What's been more interesting is the beef developing between the Huskies and ESPN.
Last week, UW head coach Chris Petersen sounded off on his team constantly getting saddled with late start times and how it's killing his team in terms of national exposure. This prompted a response from Kirk Herbstreit and even a joke criticizing U-Dub's non-conference schedule. (As it it turns out, they were supposed to play Wisconsin this year before they bailed. Nope, totally can't relate to that problem at al-QUIT DUCKING EVERYONE BADGERS!!!)
It's weird that this is happening to a team that literally just made the College Football Playoff and stands a good shot at winning the Pac-12 again. Let's see if this continues to escalate.
- Along with Navy, four other new teams enter the AP poll — NC State at #20, Michigan State at #21, Stanford at #23, and 4-1(!) Texas Tech at #24.
- Offensively challenged area team gets booted from polls.