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.
Coaches Poll - WEEK 4— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) September 16, 2018
4 Ohio State
8 Notre Dame
10 Virginia Tech
14 Miss St
15 OK St
23 Mich St
24 Boise St
25 Boston College
#APTop25 Week 4: BAMA UGA CLEM OSU OU LSU STAN ND AUB (WASH PSU) WV VT MSST OKST UCF TCU WISC MICH ORE MIA TAMU BC MSU BYU— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 16, 2018
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.