Week 6 gave us a shakeup in the Underdog Top 10 after a surprise upset involving two of our ranked teams from a week ago.
San Diego State going into Boise to knock off the Broncos as a 13-point underdog was a shocker to the conference and our poll. Here is the latest rankings after Week 6:
Underdog Top 10 - Week 6
|3||San Diego State||62||Mountain West|
|5||Fresno State||58||Mountain West|
|6||App State||52||Sun Belt|
|9||Boise State||20||Mountain West|
|10||Utah State||19||Mountain West|
Biggest jump: San Diego State Aztecs
Largest fall: Boise State Broncos
No surprise that the UCF Knights continue to have a stranglehold at the top with the unanimous No. 1 votes. They’re ranked in the top 10 in both the AP and coaches poll. They face their toughest test yet when they travel to Memphis this week.
It is interesting to note that our rankings don’t reflect those from the AP and coaches poll. We have Cincinnati at No. 2 and USF at No. 4, but USF is ranked ahead of Cincy in the national polls. The top three teams from the American were the only teams to appear in every voter’s rankings.
Sandwiched in between USF and Cincinnati at No. 3 are those Aztecs, who did receive votes in both national polls, but failed to crack the top 25 in either.
The American and Mountain West dominate the poll with four teams each, while the Sun Belt represents the other two teams in our top 10. The Mid-American Conference failed to make it into our rankings for a second straight week, while Conference USA’s lone team from week ago fell just outside at No. 11 in the poll (North Texas).
Army received two votes, the only independent program to do so.