Mid-Major College Football Top 10, Week 13: The Curse of No. 6 Lives On

The Bulldogs are once again stititng all alone at No. 1 on the Mid-Major poll. - Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bulls lost to Toledo last Tuesday, keeping the Curse of No. 6 alive and well.

With the full slate of voters back this week, things have returned to normal up top. Fresno State once again takes sole ownership of the No. 1 spot, with one more vote than No. 2 Northern Illinois.

Even with NIU's 21-point win over Ball State, and Fresno State on a bye-week, the Huskies were unable to pass the Bulldogs.

Speaking of Ball State, the Cardinals only dropped one place after their 48-27 loss to NIU last Wednesday. ECU moves up two spots to No. 3 after a 64-13 beat down of UAB. Boise State bounced back up to No. 5 a week after slipping two spots to No. 7 following a bye.

Once again the No. 6 ranked team from the previous week has dropped from the polls entirely, as Buffalo falls out after losing to now No. 7 Toledo on Tuesday. The only team to buck this trend was East Carolina which came in at No. 6 in Week 11, but managed to move up a spot to No. 5 a week ago. BYU moves into No. 6 this week, and has a tough road test against Notre Dame this Saturday, so time will tell if we have another No. 6 drop.

Toledo (7), Louisiana Lafayette (8), North Texas (9) and Bowling Green (10) round out the Top 10. The Falcons were unranked a week ago, and are in the poll for the first time since they suffered the No. 6 curse in Week 9.

Here's a breakdown of the full poll.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Fresno State 9-0 (6-0 MWC) 67 (4) T-1
2 Northern Illinois 10-0 (6-0 MAC) 66 (3) T-1
3 East Carolina 8-2 (6-1 C-USA) 50 5
4 Ball State 9-2 (6-1 MAC) 43 3
5 Boise State 7-3 (5-1 MWC) 35 7
6 BYU 7-3 33 4
7 Toledo 7-3 (5-1 MAC) 26 T-8
8 Louisiana Lafayette 8-2 (5-0 Sun Belt) 20 T-8
9 North Texas 7-3 (5-1 C-USA) 15 9
10 Bowling Green 7-3 (5-1 MAC) 8 NR
Dropped Out: Buffalo | Others Receiving Votes: Buffalo (5), Marshall (5), Rice (3), Utah State (1)
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