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USF Football Receives Votes in Both AP and Coaches Polls

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The Bulls are sitting right outside of the top 25 in both early season polls.

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Just 24 hours after pulling off a fourth quarter comeback against Illinois in Chicago, USF found itself knocking on the door of its first national ranking for the 2018 season.

The Bulls received 45 votes in the latest Amway Coaches Poll presented by USA Today and 14 votes in the Associated Press Top 25.

The Bulls received the third-highest number of votes among unranked schools in the Coaches, trailing only Kentucky (98) and Duke (55).

They received the seventh-most votes of non-ranked teams in the AP, with their highest ranking coming from Rob Long of 105.7 FM The Fan in Baltimore, who slotted them at No. 21.

C. remained the highest ranked Group of Five program this week by moving up to No. 16 in the AP while staying put at No. 18 in the Coaches. Boise State fell to No. 24 in the Coaches after its 44-21 loss at Oklahoma State and fell out of the AP poll altogether.

We’ll see if a home win over East Carolina in its conference opener this Saturday will be enough for USF to crack the top 25 of one of these polls next week.