College football rankings: Stanford, Indiana make Bottom 25 debuts as Power Five presence increases

25. Texas State 3-7 The Bobcats additionally make their Bottom 25 debut. They’ve misplaced 4 straight after beginning the season 3-3. The newest loss was a 38-21 defeat to South Alabama over the weekend, and now they have a giant sport towards No. 17 Arkansas State looming. (Last Week: Not Ranked) 24. Stanford 3-7 This is what you get for suspending The Tree, Stanford. Did you suppose you may get away with it? Here I assumed you Stanford varieties had been into bushes, however I assume I confused you with Cal. Speaking of Cal, that is who Stanford will get this week. (NR) 23. Army 3-6 Army escaped The Bottom 25 for some time after a two-game win streak in October, however losses to Air Force and Troy introduced them again. The excellent news is that the losses got here by a mixed seven factors, however the Army must win out to succeed in a bowl. It’s not unattainable, however the UConn group it faces this week is significantly better than your typical UConn group. (NR) 22. ULM 4-6 Don’t let the Warhawks get scorching! I informed you they might win one other sport, after which they beat Texas State. Then I informed you to not be shocked in the event that they gained once more, they usually beat Georgia State 31-28! Unfortunately, that is not sufficient to flee the rankings, however a win this week at Troy could be. (16) 21. UTEP 4-6 The Miners had the weekend off and return to motion this week towards No. 11 FIU. (21) 20. Boston College 3-7 Boston College has been so unhealthy this season that I did not suppose there was an opportunity it will be capable to beat NC State, even when the Wolfpack had been technically all the way down to their third-string QB. Well, guess what? They did! The Eagles SHOCKED THE WORLD in a 21-20 win over NC State. This week, they’re on the highway to face Notre Dame. (13) 19. Temple 3-7 Temple got here so painfully near pulling off the upset towards Houston however allowed a 44-yard landing within the remaining minute to lose 43-36. It was an unbelievable catch by Houston’s Matthew Golden, but it surely nonetheless damage. Now the Owls should face Cincinnati. (23) 18. Navy 3-7 It’s not surprising contemplating Navy is an possibility group, however solely three of the Mids’ 10 video games this season have been settled by a couple of rating. Their 35-32 loss to Notre Dame was not one in all them. They’ve hung robust with Cincinnati and the Irish since beating Temple, and get one other robust check this week at UCF. (20) 17. Arkansas State 3-7 The Red Wolves made a late cease on a 2-point conversion to beat No. 1 UMass 35-33 in The Bottom 25 Game of the Century of Last Week, and this week they get one other Bottom 25 showdown towards No. 25 Texas State. (11) 16. Indiana 3-7 The Hoosiers had been hovering for some time, however shedding to Penn State and Ohio State by a mixed rating of 101-28 the final two weeks, mixed with their win over Illinois shedding worth, despatched them flying to No. 16 of their Bottom 25 debut. They’ve misplaced seven straight after beginning 3-0, and get a highway sport towards Michigan State this week. (NR) 15. Northern Illinois 3-7 The Huskies picked up a pleasant 24-21 win over Western Michigan, but it surely did not do a lot for them right here. They return to motion Wednesday towards Miami, OH. (12) 14. Virginia Tech 2-8 The Hokies jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Duke, and earlier than you may end saying “possibly?” to themselves, they gave up 24 factors and misplaced 24-7. Now they’re going to be on the highway towards a Liberty group that is already overwhelmed Arkansas and can absolutely be on excessive alert after shedding to UConn. (18) 13. Louisiana Tech 3-7 There was no momentum from the 40-24 win over Middle Tennessee. The Bulldogs had been crushed 51-7 by UTSA and should get well rapidly to arrange for this week’s sport towards No. 7 Charlotte. (19) 12. Western Michigan 3-7 Much like Northern Illinois did not climb far after beating Western Michigan, the Broncos did not fall far after shedding to Northern Illinois. Nobody outplayed the opposite within the sport; one group simply scored a couple of extra factors. Maybe it will be Western scoring a couple of extra towards Central Michigan Wednesday. (14) 11. FIU 4-6 They did it once more! Every time the Panthers lose, they lose massive. This time it was a 52-7 loss in a rivalry sport towards Florida Atlantic. Their six losses have now come by a median of 37.7 factors. That means you guess each FIU on the moneyline towards No. 21 UTEP this week or an alternate unfold for the Miners with plus odds. You’ll make cash both means. (15) 10. Nevada 2-8 The Wolf Pack hung with San Jose State final week however had no shot towards Boise on Saturday, shedding 41-3. This week they get their remaining dwelling sport of the season towards Fresno State. (10) 9. Northwestern 1-9 Northwestern has not gained a football sport on American soil since Oct. 16, 2021. It’s been 15 straight losses within the United States since with a 31-3 stomping by Minnesota being the most recent. This week, the Wildcats journey to Purdue, which is in America. Not nice. (9) 8. New Mexico 2-8 Air Force ran for 428 yards towards New Mexico in a 35-3 win over the Lobos. It felt just like the Falcons had been making an attempt to get the sport over, and the Lobos nonetheless could not cease them. This week, New Mexico faces one other run-heavy group in San Diego State. (8) 7. Charlotte 2-9 The 49ers had been a lot friskier towards Middle Tennessee than they had been of their 59-7 loss to Western Kentucky, but it surely did not cease them from shedding 24-14. This week, they end their season with No. 13 Louisiana Tech within the Bottom 25 Game of the Century of the Week! What a method to end the season! (7) 6. Colorado State 2-8 The Rams practically knocked off Wyoming however got here up quick in a 14-13 loss. This week, they should cope with the choice assault of Air Force that simply ran for 428 yards towards New Mexico. (5) 5. South Florida 1-9 There was no fired coach bump for the Bulls; they misplaced to SMU 41-23 of their first sport since firing Jeff Scott. It’s the eighth straight loss for South Florida forward of this week’s sport towards Tulsa. (6) 4. Hawaii 2-9 The Warriors have misplaced 4 straight after falling to Utah State 41-34. While the loss stinks, it was good to see a extra aggressive efficiency from Hawaii after their 42-point loss to Fresno State. They’d been taking part in higher of late, and I used to be apprehensive they’d let the Bulldogs beat them twice. (4) 3. Akron 1-9 Akron continues to make incremental enhancements week by week in convention play, however the Zips have but to interrupt by way of. They misplaced to Eastern Michigan 34-28 of their remaining dwelling sport of the season, and will probably be on the highway towards Buffalo on Saturday. (3) 2. Colorado 1-9 Colorado’s November From Hell Tour continued with a 55-17 loss to USC Friday evening. This week, they’re going to be going through Washington in Seattle. Maybe they’re going to catch the Huskies affected by an emotional letdown following the win over Oregon? But are we positive that may matter? (2) 1. UMass 1-9 You do not know how badly I want Texas A&M was in The Bottom 25 so I might’ve made this week’s sport between the Aggies and Minutemen The Game of the Century of the Week. Unfortunately, Texas A&M is not close to unhealthy sufficient (significantly, within the Bottom 25 rankings, they’re No. 50). Jimbo Fisher cannot even do shedding proper. Anyway, how hilarious wouldn’t it be if UMass retains the streak of A&M not scoring 30 factors in a sport towards an FBS group alive? (1)

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