College Football Week 9 Rankings: Boise State Is No. 5 In Both AP, Coaches Poll

Even though the latest BCS projections are not kind to Boise State, the USA Today Coaches poll is rewarding Boise State for their win and by keeping them ahead of the Clemson Tigers, so it is possible that if the computers are still down on Clemson then Boise may stay ahead of Clemson. Outside of teams ahead of Boise State losing is teams they have played or will play are moving up the rankings. 

TCU who blasted New Mexico 69-0 is on the verge of being ranked and is at No. 28 overall, so it is very possible that TCU could be ranked when they travel to Boise on Nov. 12. The Georgia Bulldogs are also going to help Boise at least in the computer rankings, because the Bulldogs enter the poll at No. 21 and are in contention for the SEC East title.

One thing I would like to point out in these rankings is that the BYU Cougars are getting votes. they currently sit at 6-2 and have won five straight, but four of their wins have come against San Jose State, Idaho State, Oregon State and Utah State. That is not the most impressive bunch, so it goes to show that the pollsters look mainly at record and that is my only reasoning to why BYU is getting consideration.

Also, it looks like C-USA is getting stronger as they have two teams in the rankings with Houston at No. 18 and Southern Miss at No. 25.

Here is the latest USA Today coaches top 25:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (41)
8-0
1,457
2
2.
Alabama (18)
8-0
1,434
3
3.
Stanford
7-0
1,327
5
4.
Oklahoma State
7-0
1,301
6
5.
Boise State
7-0
1,213
7
6.
Clemson
8-0
1,174
8 (tie)
7.
Oregon
6-1
1,121
8 (tie)
8.
Arkansas
6-1
974
10
9.
Oklahoma
6-1
964
1
10.
Michigan State
6-1
932
13
11.
Wisconsin
6-1
867
4
12.
Kansas State
7-0
827
16
13.
Nebraska
6-1
798
11
14.
South Carolina
6-1
730
12
15.
Virginia Tech
7-1
729
14 (tie)
16.
Texas A&M
5-2
520
18
17.
Michigan
6-1
519
17
18.
Houston
7-0
507
20
19.
Penn State
7-1
448
22
20.
Arizona State
5-2
253
25
21.
Georgia
5-2
208
NR
22.
Texas Tech
5-2
180
NR
23.
Cincinnati
6-1
159
NR
24.
West Virginia
5-2
155
14
25.
Southern Mississippi
6-1
128
NR

Others receiving votes: Texas (4-2) 49; Georgia Tech (6-2) 39; TCU (5-2) 33; Baylor (4-2) 29; Illinois (6-2) 22; Washington (5-2) 20; Iowa (5-2) 14; Syracuse (5-2) 10; Brigham Young (6-2) 9; Southern Methodist (5-2) 7; Wake Forest (5-2) 6; Notre Dame (4-3) 5; Auburn (5-3) 3; Rutgers (5-2) 2; Florida (4-3) 1; Miami (Fla.) (4-3) 1.

In the AP poll has Boise State also at No. 5 in the AP poll with TCU receiving votes.

 

1 LSU (49)

 

2 Alabama (10)

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Boise State (1)

 

6 Clemson

 

7 Oregon

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Michigan State

 

10 Kansas State

 

11 Oklahoma

 

12 Wisconsin

 

13 Nebraska

 

14 South Carolina

 

15 Virginia Tech

 

16 Texas A&M

 

17 Michigan

 

18 Houston

 

19 Texas Tech

 

20 USC

 

21 Penn State

 

22 Georgia

 

23 Arizona State

 

24 Cincinnati

 

25 West Virginia

Others receiving votes: Auburn 62, Southern Miss. 48, Baylor 47, Washington 32, Georgia Tech 30, Texas 26, Syracuse 24, Miami 6, TCU 4, Rutgers 3, BYU 2, Illinois 2.

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