Week 14 college football rankings: Fresno State moves up to No. 13 in coaches poll

Kevin Casey

In the poll that matters, the coaches, Fresno State moved up three spots to No. 13.

Fresno State's blowout win over New Mexico had a positive effect in the latest rankings, and more importantly the USA Today coaches poll which is the one that really matter. The Bulldogs moved up to No. 13 from No. 16 and created a larger gap between them and Northern Illinois. The Huskies moved up one spot No. 20, but the gap widen between the two schools to 228 points which is a 25-point increase from last week to this week.

Fresno State moved up since Texas A&M lost to LSU, UCLA lost to Arizona State and they jumped over Louisville. The gap between Fresno State and Illinois in the human polls is likely to be enough even if the computers still prefer Northern Illinois instead.

In the Harris poll, Fresno State moved up from No. 14 to 13, while Northern Illinois also moved up one spot to No. 17.

The AP poll which does not matter towards a BCS bowl game actually dropped Fresno State one spot from No. 15 to 16. Arizona State and LSU jumped Fresno State after their ranked wins, and Wisconsin jumped Fresno State after their win over Minnesota.

Here are all three polls.

Harris Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (99) 11-0 2,595 1
2 Florida State (5) 11-0 2,494 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 2,389 3
4 Clemson 10-1 2,148 6
5 Auburn 10-1 2,139 7
6 Missouri 10-1 2,109 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 2,013 9
8 Stanford 9-2 1,759 11
9 Baylor 9-1 1,679 4
10 South Carolina 9-2 1,620 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 1,595 13
12 Oregon 9-2 1,284 5
13 Fresno State 10-0 1,206 14
14 LSU 8-3 1,155 17
15 Wisconsin 9-2 1,035 19
16 Arizona State 9-2 976 22
17 Northern Illinois 11-0 936 18
18 Louisville 10-1 930 16
19 Oklahoma 9-2 856 21
20 Central Florida 9-1 855 20
21 Texas A&M 8-3 698 10
22 UCLA 8-3 391 15
23 USC 9-3 385 23
24 Duke 9-2 298 24
25 Notre Dame 8-3 55 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 47, Georgia 37, Minnesota 21, Nebraska 16, Miami (FL) 15, Mississippi 15, Texas 15, East Carolina 14, Arizona 13, Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Washington 2, Michigan 1.

AP Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 11-0 1,496 1
2 Florida State (4) 11-0 1,444 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 1,375 4
4 Auburn 10-1 1,294 6
5 Missouri 10-1 1,202 8
6 Clemson 10-1 1,196 7
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,177 11
8 Stanford 9-2 1,002 10
9 Baylor 9-1 976 3
10 South Carolina 9-2 960 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 929 13
12 Oregon 9-2 731 5
13 Arizona State 9-2 690 19
14 Wisconsin 9-2 684 16
15 LSU 8-3 642 18
16 Fresno State 10-0 619 15
17 UCF 9-1 588 17
18 Northern Illinois 11-0 470 20
19 Texas A&M 8-3 429 9
20 Oklahoma 9-2 386 22
21 Louisville 8-2 383 NR
22 UCLA 8-3 300 14
23 USC 9-3 262 23
24 Duke 9-2 135 25
25 Notre Dame 8-3 68 NR

Coaches Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 11-0 1,544 1
2 Florida State (6) 11-0 1,488 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 1,428 3
4 Clemson 10-1 1,289 6
5 Auburn 10-1 1,268 7
6 Missouri 10-1 1,243 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,225 9
8 Baylor 9-1 1,009 4
9 South Carolina 9-2 1,003 11
10 Stanford 9-2 981 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 962 13
12 Oregon 9-2 777 5
13 Fresno State 10-0 687 16
14 Wisconsin 9-2 661 17
15 LSU 8-3 646 19
16 Louisville 10-1 603 15
17 Oklahoma 9-2 581 18
18 Arizona State 9-2 574 22
19 UCF 9-1 512 20
20 Northern Illinois 11-0 459 21
21 Texas A&M 8-3 410 10
22 UCLA 8-3 257 14
23 USC 9-3 210 25
24 Duke 9-2 203 24
25 Cincinnati 9-2 47 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 17, Minnesota 12, Texas 12, East Carolina 11, Georgia 8, Nebraska 7, Miami (FL) 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Arizona 2, Vanderbilt 2

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