Mid-Major College Football Top 10, Week 11: The Mid-American Conference Rules the Day

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Five MAC teams are represented in the poll this week, with another school waiting in the wings.

After a relatively boring weekend in college football, the Mid-Major College Football Poll Top 10 received a slight shakeup, despite the Top 4 remaining unchanged.

For the second straight week Fresno State narrowly beat out Northern Illinois to remain top dog. The Bulldogs and Huskies are separated by just 1 vote. BYU and Ball State, both coming off bye-weeks, round out the Top 4, also separated by a single vote, though neither are close to the Top 2 teams. Boise State rebounded from its loss to BYU two weeks ago, rising three spots to No. 5 after beating Colorado State by two scores Saturday.

Surprisingly, for the first time since the second week of this poll, the No. 6 team from the previous week didn't drop out of the poll entirely. After handling Florida International comfortably, ECU stayed put at No. 6 this week. After ECU, things get interesting. Ohio jumps up to No. 7 after not being ranked, following a bye-week. Buffalo shot up from No. 10 to No. 8, also coming off of a bye week. Those two teams face off Tuesday night on ESPN2.

Louisiana Lafayette comes in at No. 9 for the second straight week and Toledo cracks the Top 10 for the first time this season after dismantling EMU 55-16 Saturday.

Rice and Tulane both dropped from the polls entirely after coming in at No. 5 and No. 7 respectively a week ago.

Here's a look at the full poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Fresno State 8-0 (5-0 MWC) 67 (4) 1
2 Northern Illinois 9-0 (5-0 MAC) 66 (3) 2
3 BYU 6-2 53 3
4 Ball State 8-1 (5-0 MAC) 52 4
5 Boise State 6-3 (4-1 MWC) 31 8
6 East Carolina 6-2 (4-1 C-USA) 25 6
7 Ohio 6-2 (3-1 MAC) 24 NR
8 Buffalo 6-2 (4-0 MAC) 20 10
9 Louisiana Lafayette 6-2 (3-0 Sun Belt) 13 9
10 Toledo 6-3 (4-1 MAC) 8 NR
Dropped Out: Rice, Tulane | Others Receiving Votes: North Texas (7), San Jose State (6), Bowling Green (3), Marshall (2), Rice (1)
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