Fresno State football team falls in Coaches’ Poll; with full polls, video recap of Boise State’s win

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

The Fresno State football team dropped two spots to No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll on Sunday but still remains in good position in the Bowl Championship Series race. The Bulldogs need to stay ahead of Northern Illinois, which is No. 21, and UCF, which dropped a spot to No. 20.

In The Associated Press Top 25, Fresno State moved up one spot to No. 15. UCF is No. 17 and Northern Illinois is No. 20.

Boise State (7-3) is not receiving any votes.

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Links to our coverage of the Wyoming game (the game story and notebook were updated extensively after the print edition):

Game story
Column on the QBs
Notebook
Sidebar on Matt Miller
Drive chart
Photo gallery
Press conference videos

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (55) 10-0 1,495 1
2. Florida St. (5) 10-0 1,445 2
3. Baylor 9-0 1,351 4
4. Ohio St. 10-0 1,343 3
5. Oregon 9-1 1,210 6
6. Auburn 10-1 1,205 7
7. Clemson 9-1 1,115 8
8. Missouri 9-1 1,067 9
9. Texas A&M 8-2 956 10
10. Stanford 8-2 899 5
11. Oklahoma St. 9-1 889 12
12. South Carolina 8-2 870 11
13. Michigan St. 9-1 749 14
14. UCLA 8-2 710 13
15. Fresno St. 9-0 572 16
16. Wisconsin 8-2 559 17
17. UCF 8-1 535 15
18. LSU 7-3 439 18
19. Arizona St. 8-2 430 21
20. N. Illinois 10-0 426 20
21. Louisville 9-1 412 19
22. Oklahoma 8-2 318 22
23. Southern Cal 8-3 187 NR
24. Mississippi 7-3 119 NR
25. Duke 8-2 94 NR
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 77, Notre Dame 11, Texas 10, Georgia 5, Cincinnati 1, Nebraska 1.

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USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (56) 10-0 1,544 1
2. Florida State (6) 10-0 1,487 2
3. Ohio State 10-0 1,404 3
4. Baylor 9-0 1,386 4
5. Oregon 9-1 1,231 7
6. Clemson 9-1 1,217 6
7. Auburn 10-1 1,145 9
8. Missouri 9-1 1,129 8
9. Oklahoma State 9-1 1,030 10
10. Texas A&M 8-2 928 11
11. South Carolina 8-2 882 12
12. Stanford 8-2 865 5
13. Michigan State 9-1 729 16
14. UCLA 8-2 700 15
15. Louisville 9-1 627 13
16. Fresno State 9-0 622 14
17. Wisconsin 8-2 511 20
18. Oklahoma 8-2 502 17
19. LSU 7-3 478 18
20. Central Florida 8-1 446 19
21. Northern Illinois 10-0 418 21
22. Arizona State 8-2 352 22
23. Minnesota 8-2 173 25
24. Duke 8-2 131 NR
25. Southern California 8-3 115 NR
Others receiving votes: Mississippi 35; Cincinnati 23; Michigan 14; Texas 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; Miami (Fla.) 5; Ball State 4; East Carolina 1; Georgia 1; Nebraska 1; Toledo 1.

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MY AP BALLOT

1 Alabama
2 Florida State
3 Ohio State
4 Baylor
5 Oregon
6 Auburn
7 Clemson
8 Oklahoma State
9 Stanford
10 Texas A&M
11 South Carolina
12 Missouri
13 LSU
14 UCLA
15 Arizona State
16 Wisconsin
17 Oklahoma
18 UCF
19 Fresno State
20 Michigan State
21 Ole Miss
22 USC
23 Northern Illinois
24 Louisville
25 Duke

Dropped out: Georgia, Miami, Texas
Also considered: None


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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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