Fresno State football team stays in Top 25; watch recap of Boise State’s blowout win

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

The Fresno State football team stayed in the Top 25 despite its loss to San Jose State on Friday.

The Bulldogs are No. 24 in The Associated Press Top 25 and No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, released Sunday.

Fresno State will host Utah State in the Mountain West championship game at 8 p.m. MT Saturday (CBS).

The full polls are below.

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Here is today’s game coverage (rewritten after the newspaper edition):

Game story
Column on Joe Southwick
Notebook: SWR to have surgery
Drive chart
Photo gallery
Press conference videos

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AP TOP 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, 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. Florida St. (58) 12-0 1,498 2
2. Ohio St. 12-0 1,418 3
3. Auburn (2) 11-1 1,387 4
4. Alabama 11-1 1,294 1
5. Missouri 11-1 1,281 5
6. Oklahoma St. 10-1 1,197 7
7. Stanford 10-2 1,067 8
8. South Carolina 10-2 1,066 10
9. Baylor 10-1 1,020 9
10. Michigan St. 11-1 1,002 11
11. Arizona St. 10-2 843 13
12. Oregon 10-2 815 12
13. Clemson 10-2 813 6
14. LSU 9-3 690 15
15. UCF 10-1 621 17
16. N. Illinois 12-0 596 18
17. UCLA 9-3 510 22
18. Oklahoma 9-2 503 20
19. Louisville 10-1 482 21
20. Duke 10-2 348 24
21. Wisconsin 9-3 299 14
22. Texas A&M 8-4 186 19
23. Texas 8-3 156 NR
24. Fresno St. 10-1 124 16
25. Georgia 8-4 111 NR
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 45, Southern Cal 28, Miami 26, Notre Dame 26, Iowa 23, Vanderbilt 16, Washington 6, Minnesota 2, N. Dakota St. 1.

USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Florida State (58) 12-0 1546 2
2. Ohio State (4) 12-0 1462 3
3. Auburn 11-1 1437 5
4. Alabama 11-1 1333 1
5. Missouri 11-1 1315 6
6. Oklahoma State 10-1 1248 7
7. Baylor 10-1 1100 8
7. South Carolina 10-2 1100 9
9. Michigan State 11-1 1037 11
10. Stanford 10-2 1034 10
11. Clemson 10-2 853 4
12. Oregon 10-2 843 12
13. Arizona State 10-2 765 18
14. LSU 9-3 720 15
15. Oklahoma 9-2 660 17
16. Louisville 10-1 625 16
17. Central Florida 10-1 572 19
18. Northern Illinois 12-0 547 20
19. UCLA 9-3 473 22
20. Duke 10-2 402 24
21. Wisconsin 9-3 266 14
22. Fresno State 10-1 215 13
23. Cincinnati 9-2 167 25
24. Texas 8-3 149 NR
25. Texas A&M 8-4 121 21
Others receiving votes: Miami (Fla.) 47; Georgia 41; Vanderbilt 18; Iowa 13; Marshall 13; Southern California 10; Washington 6; Minnesota 4; Virginia Tech 4; Notre Dame 3; Ball State 1.

MY AP BALLOT

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

Dropped out: Texas A&M, Fresno State, USC
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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