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Underdog Top 10 - Week 8 G5 Football Rankings

UCF still dominates the poll, but the middle of the pack is all bunched together.

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Nothing has changed at the top of our Underdog Top 10 with undefeated UCF Knights at No. 1, but this week is the closest we’ve seen teams 2-7 all season long.

Underdog Top 10 - Week 8

Rank Team Points Conference
Rank Team Points Conference
1 UCF 110 (11) American
T-2 Fresno State 83 Mountain West
T-2 App State 83 Sun Belt
4 USF 64 American
5 Houston 59 American
6 San Diego State 56 Mountain West
7 Utah State 55 Mountain West
8 Buffalo 31 Mid-American
9 Cincinnati 25 American
10 Boise State 21 Mountain West
Receiving votes: Army, UAB and Georgia Southern

Biggest jump: Fresno State Bulldogs

Largest fall: Cincinnati Bearcats

Previously unbeaten Cincinnati goes from No. 2 to No. 9 following the overtime loss to Temple on Saturday.

Fresno State and App State each garnered 83 votes, with the Bulldogs picking up more second-place votes. It’s the first time this season we’ve had a tie this high in the poll.

The middle of the poll is muddled as just nine votes separate No. 4 through No. 7.

The American and Mountain West continue their stranglehold of the rankings, holding down eight of the 10 spots. App State is the lone representative from the Sun Belt, while Buffalo is the only team from the Mid-American Conference. Conference USA team broke the top 10 once again.