Mid-Major College Football Top 10, Week 8: Fresno State tops Northern Illinois, again

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Fresno State and Northern Illinois for the second straight week in the latest Mid-Major top 10 poll.

The top three spots in the Week 8 Mid-Major top 10 poll remain the same with Fresno State taking four of the five first place votes, the other goes to Northern Illinois and in third place is 6-1 Ball State.

Some movers in the poll are Wyoming who made the big leap by moving up three spots to No. 6 and are ahead of BYU. On the other end of the spectrum is East Carolina who went from No. 4 to No. 9 after losing to Tulane 36-33. Speaking of Tulane, they are now No. 8 and moved up one spot from last week.c

Voting this week was comprised of one ballot from each of the following blogs: UB Bull Run (Buffalo)Cowboy Altitude (Wyoming)Miner Rush (UTEP)Mountain West Connection (MWC) and Hustle Belt (MAC).

Here is the Week 8 poll, and now is your chance to love or hate this week's poll.

Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Fresno State 5-0 (2-0 MWC) 49 (4) 1
2 Northern Illinois 6-0 (2-0 MAC) 46 (1) 2
3 Ball State 6-1 (3-0 MAC) 40 3
4 Boise State 4-2 (2-1 MWC) 30 5
5 Bowling Green 5-2 (3-0 MAC) 23 7
6 Wyoming 4-2 (2-0 MWC) 20 9
7 BYU 4-2 19 8
8 Tulane 5-2 (3-0 C-USA) 17 9
9 East Carolina 4-2 (2-1 C-USA) 10 4
10 Rice 4-2 (3-0 C-USA) 9 NR
Dropped Out: Ohio | Others Receiving Votes: Western Kentucky (8), Marshall (6), Buffalo (2)
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