Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and we had our share of upsets, as well as some head scratchers inside the Group of Five.
Our panel of writers ranks the top 10 G5 teams each week, and here are our rankings following the first week of action:
Underdog Top 10 - Week 1
|1||Boise State||89 (9)||Mountain West|
|5||Fresno State||43||Mountain West|
|6||App State||37||Sun Belt|
|10||Arkansas State||18||Sun Belt|
The voters are a bit all over the place, which is expected after only one week of action, but only 14 teams received votes. Boise State and UCF are way out in front, with the Broncos tallying all but one first-place vote.
The biggest jump goes to Hawaii, as they jumped from an unranked team to No. 3 in the rankings. The Rainbow Warriors have been impressive in dismantling Colorado State and Navy in the first two weeks. Personally, I think that’s a bit high for them, but they are definitely deserving of being ranked.
Fresno State was the only other team to be featured on every voter’s ballot, giving the Mountain West three of the top five spots in the rankings.
FAU, who was ranked highly in our preseason rankings, nosedived out of latest poll after their 63-14 loss to Oklahoma. Conference USA is the only G5 conference that’s not represented on the latest list.
Special thanks to our voting panel
Joe Broback, Underdog Dynasty
Joe Serpico, Underdog Dynasty
Clayton Trutor, Down The Drive
Jeremy Mauss, Mountain West Wire
Cyrus Smith, Underdog Dynasty
Jared Kalmus, Underdog Dynasty
Mike Wittman, Mountain West Connection
Tanner Spearman, Underdog Dynasty
Damien Alambra, One Bronco Nation Under God