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Underdog Top 10 - Week 8 G5 Football Rankings

There is a new No. 1 in our latest poll.

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Southern Methodist Timothy Flores-USA TODAY Sports

It was a wild, wild weekend in college football as several ranked teams were downed, including the top team in our Underdog Top 10 last week.

The Boise State Broncos loss at BYU takes them out of the No. 1 spot, moving them into a tie for third with the Cincinnati Bearcats.

With Boise State’s loss, the SMU Mustangs headline our latest G5 rankings after their win over Temple keeps them undefeated on the season.

Underdog Top 10 - Week 8

Rank (LW) Team Points Conference
Rank (LW) Team Points Conference
1 (2) SMU 79 (8) American
2 (4) Appalachian State 68 Sun Belt
T-3 (1) Boise State 61 (1) Mountain West
T-3 (3) Cincinnati 61 American
5 (8) Memphis 47 American
6 (7) UCF 39 American
7 (NR) Utah State 22 Mountain West
8 (9) San Diego State 16 Mountain West
9 (6) Temple 15 American
10 (NR) Navy 14 American
Receiving votes: Tulane (10), Air Force (5), Louisiana Tech (2), WKU (1)

*Numbers in parentheses are the number of first place votes*

Biggest jump: Memphis Tigers

Largest fall: Tulane Green Wave

The biggest movement in the rankings comes from Memphis’ thumping of Tulane, and Temple took a fall as well.

With that said, the American Athletic Conference has taken a stranglehold in the rankings with six teams in our poll. Mountain West has three teams in the top 10, while App State is the lone representative from the Sun Belt.

The rest of the Group of Five has work to do as the Mid-American Conference did not garner any votes, while Louisiana Tech and WKU picked up the only votes for Conference USA.