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:
|1||Fresno State||8-0 (5-0 MWC)||67 (4)||1|
|2||Northern Illinois||9-0 (5-0 MAC)||66 (3)||2|
|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)|