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Underdog Top 10 - Week 9 G5 Football Rankings

For the first time in six weeks, UCF isn’t the unanimous No. 1.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Our latest Underdog Top 10 has the biggest shakeup since the early part of the season, including UCF run as the unanimous No. 1 coming to an end.

Here are this week’s rankings:

Underdog Top 10 - Week 9

Rank Team Conference
Rank Team Conference
1 UCF American
2 Fresno State Mountain West
3 Houston American
4 Utah State Mountain West
5 Boise State Mountain West
6 Cincinnati American
7 USF American
8 Buffalo Mid-American
9 UAB Conference USA
10 San Diego State Mountain West
Receiving votes: Georgia Southern, Army

Biggest jump: Boise State Broncos

Largest fall: Appalachian St. Mountaineers

The UCF Knights remain atop the rankings, but for the first time since Week 3, they did not receive every first-place vote. The Fresno State Bulldogs received a first-place vote from one of our contributors to end UCF’s reign as the clear No. 1 team.

App State completely bottomed out after their loss to Georgia Southern. After being tied for second with Fresno last week, they failed to garner a single vote. As for Georgia Southern, they just missed our top 10 by one vote.

USF did not suffer the same fate despite a 21-point loss to Houston. The Cougars rose two spots to No. 3, while the Bulls fell from No. 4 to No. 7.

The American Athletic and Mountain West Conferences continue to dominant our poll, holding eight of the 10 spots, including the top seven. Buffalo represents the Mid-American Conference at No. 8 and UAB is the representative from Conference USA. The Sun Belt failed to crack our rankings this week.