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Mountain West Takes a Big Hit in the Latest Polls

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This week was not kind to the Mountain West in the rankings.  The Utes dropped out after nearly coming from behind to beat Oregon on the road, and BYU was just waxed at home by Florida State.  This is the first time in 13 polls that there are not three Mountain West teams in the polls.

BYU dropped quite a bit from seven in the AP poll to 19 and then 9th to 20th in the coaches poll.  Then Utah dropped out of the polls after the loss at Oregon, but a win next week against Louisville could bring the Utes back in the top 25.   TCU is hovering around 15 after defeating Texas State.

Also, the Colorado State Rams are receiving some votes and are the other undefeated team in the Mountain West besides Colorado State.

The polls are weird because the coaches poll has Utah still ranked ahead of Oregon by a couple of votes.  Do the coaches even watch games? Oh wait they are busy coaching.

In other non-BCS news is that Boise is 8th in the coaches poll and three teams ranked ahead play each other so just by winning Boise has the chance to move up because of attrition.  The interesting case is Houston who plays Texas Tech next week and if things go well they get a 13th game in the C-USA title game.  Currently they are only 23rd in the coaches poll, but another win over a Big XII would elevate them.

Where do you think the MWC teams should be ranked?

And do not forget to check the polls after the jump.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (55) 3-0 1488 1
2 Texas (2) 3-0 1428 2
3 Alabama (3) 3-0 1390 4
4 Mississippi 2-0 1213 5
5 Penn State 3-0 1212 5
6 California 3-0 1169 8
7 LSU 3-0 1120 9
8 Boise State 3-0 1038 10
9 Miami (FL) 2-0 920 20
10 Oklahoma 2-1 862 12
11 Virginia Tech 2-1 852 13
12 USC 2-1 825 3
13 Ohio State 2-1 810 11
14 Cincinnati 3-0 739 17
15 TCU 2-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma State 2-1 478 16
17 Houston 2-0 455 21
18 Florida State 2-1 363 NR
19 Brigham Young 2-1 349 7
20 Kansas 3-0 347 22
21 Georgia 2-1 318 23
22 North Carolina 3-0 271 24
23 Michigan 3-0 247 25
24 Washington 2-1 194 NR
25 Nebraska 2-1 132 19

 

Dropped from rankings: Georgia Tech 14, Utah 18

Others receiving votes: Missouri 115, Georgia Tech 102, Auburn 100, Pittsburgh 91, UCLA 62, Iowa 39, Oregon 30, Texas Tech 19, Notre Dame 16, Utah 12, Clemson 11, Colorado State 4, Oregon State 4, South Florida 1

USA Today Coaches' Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Florida (59) 3-0 1475 1
2 Texas 3-0 1412 2
3 Alabama 3-0 1355 4
4 Penn State 3-0 1274 5
5 Mississippi 2-0 1182 6
6 California 3-0 1149 7
7 LSU 3-0 1122 7
8 Boise State 3-0 976 10
9 Oklahoma 2-1 917 12
10 USC 2-1 905 3
11 Ohio State 2-1 900 11
12 Virginia Tech 2-1 853 14
13 Miami (FL) 2-0 724 22
14 TCU 2-0 701 15
15 Cincinnati 3-0 580 21
16 Oklahoma State 2-1 576 17
17 Georgia 2-1 457 20
18 North Carolina 3-0 445 19
19 Kansas 3-0 381 23
20 Brigham Young 2-1 279 9
21 Missouri 3-0 214 25
22 Michigan 3-0 205 NR
23 Houston 2-0 160 NR
24 Nebraska 2-1 158 18
25 Florida State 2-1 154 NR

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 148, Pittsburgh 68, Utah 63, Auburn 62, Iowa 58, Washington 42, Notre Dame 38, UCLA 38, Oregon 34, Texas Tech 22, Kentucky 16, South Florida 12, South Carolina 7, Oregon State 6, Colorado State 4, Wisconsin 2, Minnesota 1,