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
|2||Fresno State||Mountain West|
|4||Utah State||Mountain West|
|5||Boise State||Mountain West|
|10||San Diego State||Mountain West|
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.