College Football Rankings, Week 10: Northern Illinois Moves Up In Both AP and Coaches Polls

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

After a stylish victory the NIU Huskies have felt a slight bump in both the AP and Coaches poll's.

The AP and Coaches Polls for Week 10 were released Sunday afternoon and for the first time in a few weeks the Northern Illinois Huskies have experienced some decent movement.

After defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles 59-20 on Saturday the Huskies jumped up two spots in the AP Poll to No. 21 ending two consecutive weeks of no movement. In the USA Today Coaches Poll NIU jumped up two spots as well, coming in at No. 20. Ball State received four votes in the AP Poll this week, putting them at No. 36 based off of the other teams receiving votes.

NIU won with style, which is a reason for the jump. With a game against UMass this week, the Huskies have an opportunity to record another lopsided victory which should aid in their ascension up the polls.

NIU's stiffest competition right now in the polls comes from Fresno State and a pair of AAC schools. The Bulldogs slipped a spot to 15 in the AP Poll, but are still two spots ahead at No. 18 despite not moving at all in the poll. Central Florida, a week after upsetting Louisville, is up two spots to No. 19, while Louisville is right behind the Knights at 20 in the AP Poll. In the Coaches Poll Louisville jumped up to No. 17, but Central Florida is two spots behind NIU at No. 22.

As usual the AP Poll has no bearing on the BCS Standings, which will be released Sunday night, but the Coaches Poll does.

Here's a look at the AP Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 8-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 8-0 1,432 2
3 Florida State (2) 7-0 1,390 3
4 Ohio State 8-0 1,317 4
5 Baylor 7-0 1,223 6
6 Stanford 7-1 1,189 8
7 Miami (FL) 7-0 1,149 7
8 Auburn 7-1 1,022 11
9 Clemson 7-1 1,007 9
10 Missouri 7-1 873 5
11 LSU 7-2 818 13
12 Texas A&M 6-2 811 14
13 Oklahoma 7-1 791 17
14 South Carolina 6-2 701 20
15 Texas Tech 7-1 579 10
16 Fresno State 7-0 510 15
17 UCLA 5-2 489 12
18 Oklahoma State 6-1 483 19
19 UCF 6-1 464 21
20 Louisville 7-1 417 18
21 Northern Illinois 8-0 290 23
22 Wisconsin 5-2 262 22
23 Michigan 6-1 199 24
24 Michigan State 7-1 166 NR
25 Arizona State 5-2 133 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 132, Georgia 24, Texas 22, Brigham Young 22, Mississippi 21, Virginia Tech 20, Oregon State 17, Florida 14, Washington 6, Minnesota 4, Ball State 4, Duke 2, Arizona 2

And here's a look at the Coach's Poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
8-0 1542 56 1 1/1
2 Oregon
Ducks
8-0 1483 6 2 3/2
3 Florida State
Seminoles
7-0 1419 0 3 12/3
4 Ohio State
Buckeyes
8-0 1375 0 4 4/2
5 Baylor
Bears
7-0 1293 0 5 22/5
6 Miami
Hurricanes
7-0 1190 0 6 24/6
7 Stanford
Cardinal
7-1 1182 0 8 1 13/4
8 Clemson
Tigers
7-1 1064 0 10 2 10/4
9 Oklahoma
Sooners
7-1 933 0 12 3 18/9
10 Missouri
Tigers
7-1 834 0 7 3 14/7
11 Auburn
Tigers
7-1 804 0 17 6 17/11
12 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
6-1 803 0 13 1 20/11
13 LSU
Tigers
7-2 802 0 13 13/6
14 Texas A&M
Aggies
6-2 758 0 15 1 15/6
15 Texas Tech
Red Raiders
7-1 673 0 9 6 25/9
16 South Carolina
Gamecocks
6-2 627 0 20 4 20/6
17 Louisville
Cardinals
7-1 579 0 16 1 17/6
18 Fresno State
Bulldogs
7-0 542 0 18 25/18
19 UCLA
Bruins
5-2 432 0 11 8 21/10
20 Northern Illinois
Huskies
8-0 373 0 22 2 23/20
21 Michigan
Wolverines
6-1 309 0 23 2 24/12
22 Central Florida
Knights
6-1 300 0 25 3 25/22
23 Wisconsin
Badgers
5-2 253 0 24 1 24/18
24 Michigan State
Spartans
7-1 237 0 NR 24/24
25 Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
6-2 83 0 NR 25/11

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