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Week 8 College Football Rankings, AP Poll: Fresno State Jumps to No. 17

Despite a bye week, Fresno State manages to leap up four spots in the AP Poll this week.

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Fresno State enjoyed a bye in week seven, but due to losses all around the polls, the Bulldogs managed to leap up four spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25. The Bulldogs, now at No. 17 in the country, are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference. Fresno garnered 383 total votes, narrowly beating out Oklahoma (380), but falling well short of Texas Tech at No. 16 (590). No other MWC team received votes in the rankings, which are included in full below:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3 Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4 Ohio State 6-0 1,330 4
5 Florida State 5-0 1,242 6
6 LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7 Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8 Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9 UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10 Miami (FL) 5-0 912 13
11 South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12 Baylor 5-0 849 15
13 Stanford 5-1 824 5
14 Missouri 6-0 749 25
15 Georgia 4-2 615 7
16 Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17 Fresno State 5-0 383 21
18 Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19 Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20 Washington 4-2 309 16
21 Oklahoma State 4-1 264 22
22 Florida 4-2 249 17
23 Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23
24 Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25 Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1