AP Top 25 poll, Week 4: Fresno State is lurking on the outside

Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Fresno State is just on the outside of the latest AP poll.

The Fresno St. Bulldogs are ranked No. 25 in the USA Today coaches poll, but in the AP poll they are on the outside looking with 27 points, and technically ranked No. 27. Boise State is getting some recognition with four points, but there is no Utah State sighting this week.

Boise State does play Fresno State this week and the winner will definitely be ranked. Let's rephrase that, Fresno State will surely be ranked if they win, and Boise State will have a pretty good chance to be ranked if they win. Utah State should make some noise in the rankings since they go on the road to play USC, and despite the Trojans not being ranked beating them will give Utah State a nice boost nationally.

Here is the complete AP poll this week:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (59) 2-0 1,499 1
2 Oregon (1) 3-0 1,413 2
3 Clemson 2-0 1,347 3
4 Ohio State 3-0 1,330 4
5 Stanford 2-0 1,241 5
6 LSU 3-0 1,134 8
7 Louisville 3-0 1,092 7
8 Florida State 2-0 1,058 10
9 Georgia 1-1 1,051 9
10 Texas A&M 2-1 1,001 6
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 848 12
12 South Carolina 2-1 821 13
13 UCLA 2-0 757 16
14 Oklahoma 3-0 692 14
15 Michigan 3-0 672 11
16 Miami (FL) 2-0 641 15
17 Washington 2-0 496 19
18 Northwestern 3-0 487 17
19 Florida 1-1 412 18
20 Baylor 2-0 355 22
21 Mississippi 3-0 300 25
22 Notre Dame 2-1 277 21
23 Arizona State 2-0 229 NR
24 Wisconsin 2-1 87 20
25 Texas Tech 3-0 60 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 59, Fresno State 27, UCF25, Northern Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise State 4, Virginia Tech 3, TCU 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1

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