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Underdog Top 10: Week 5

Top teams hold serve, upstarts become harder to ignore

Central Florida v Houston Photo by Richard Carson/Getty Images

Underdog Top 10: Week 5

Rank School Record Points Conference
Rank School Record Points Conference
1 San Diego State 4-0 69(6) Mountain West
2 USF 4-0 61(1) American
3 Memphis 3-0 57 American
4 Houston 2-1 42 American
5 Colorado State 2-2 39 Mountain West
6 UCF 2-0 26 American
7 Navy 3-0 25 American
8 Toledo 3-1 17 MAC
9 UTSA 3-0 13 C-USA
10 Boise State 2-2 11 Mountain West
Others Receiving Votes: Troy 9, Louisiana Tech 5, SMU 4, Ohio 3, Air Force 3, Western Michigan 1

New to Top 10: UCF, UTSA

Dropped out: Troy, NIU

Perhaps the headliner for this week is the drop of Boise State down to #10. The Broncos are only 2 points above the first team left out (Troy) after their embarrassing home loss to Virginia last week. The other headline has to be UCF, following the Knights’ 38-10 rout of the Big Ten’s Maryland. UCF jumps from unranked to #6. UTSA is the other team new to the top 10 this week. The Roadrunners stomped Sun Belt rival Texas State and remain the only undefeated C-USA team.

The American continues to assert itself as the top G5 conference, with half of the top 10 hailing from it. Three Mountain West teams join them, including #1 San Diego State, who remains at the top spot for the second straight week. C-USA and the MAC each have one team, while the Sun Belt drops out and the independents remain unrepresented.

The marquee game this week features the #3 Memphis Tigers travelling to the #6 UCF Knights. Other notable games include the #1 San Diego State Aztecs hosting the Northern Illinois Huskies, who are not ranked this week but were last week. The #2 South Florida Bulls will travel to East Carolina, and the #4 Houston Cougars travel to Temple.

Special Thanks to our Voters

Clayton Trutor, Down the Drive

Alex Nicolas, Miner Rush

Jeremy Mauss, Mountain West Wire

Cyrus Smith, Underdog Dynasty

Jared Kalmus, Underdog Dynasty

Adam Luckett, Underdog Dynasty

Tanner Spearman, Underdog Dynasy