College football Coaches Poll Top 25, Week 7: Fresno State drops to No. 22

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Even after a lopsided win over Idaho, Fresno State dropped one spot in the coaches poll.

The USA Today coaches poll is the one that really matters -- no offense AP poll -- in the Week 7 version Fresno State actually dropped despite drubbing Idaho 61-14. However, the vote total for Fresno State remained exactly the same, and it makes sense that since Fresno State beat a very bad Idaho team they should not be rewarded.

However, the week prior the Bulldogs snuck past Hawaii they actually moved up in polls. What is more worrisome for Fresno State is that Northern Illinois is right on their heals at No. 23, and look to be the main challenger for a coveted BCS game.

Hers is the Week 7 USA Today coaches poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama (57) 5-0 1544 1
2 Oregon (4) 5-0 1486 2
3 Ohio State 6-0 1379 3
4 Clemson (1) 6-0 1356 4
5 Stanford 5-0 1327 5
6 Florida St. 5-0 1188 8
7 Georgia 4-1 1130 6
8 Louisville 5-0 1105 7
9 Texas A&M 4-1 1067 9
10 Oklahoma 5-0 964 10
11 LSU 5-1 953 11
12 South Carolina 4-1 833 12
13 UCLA 4-0 807 13
14 Miami 5-0 747 14
15 Baylor 4-0 698 16
16 Michigan 5-0 591 17
17 Florida 4-1 574 19
18 Northwestern 4-1 393 15
19 Washington 4-1 366 18
20 Oklahoma St. 4-1 350 20
21 Texas Tech 5-0 336 22
22 Fresno St. 5-0 325 21
23 Northern Illinois 5-0 169 23
24 Nebraska 4-1 125 25
25 Virginia Tech 5-1 97 NR

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