Mountain West Football: Utah State, Fresno State Crack The Week 10 Coaches Poll
Mountain West football lands two teams, Utah State and Fresno State, in the latest coaches poll.
After winning their Week 9 games by a combined 72 points, the Utah State Aggies and Fresno State Bulldogs finally earned a measure of respect from members of the coaches poll, vaulting into the top 25 this morning.
Utah State’s 61-19 win against New Mexico enabled the Aggies to land at #20, while Fresno State’s 50-20 win against Hawaii pushed them to #23. Two other Mountain West teams also received votes, as well: San Diego State earned 16 points, good enough to land at #40, despite a close loss at Nevada, while Boise State’s hotly contested win at Air Force earned two points, sneaking onto the back end at #49.
Both teams in the top 25, however, are looking up at two different teams from the American. UCF moved up to #9 during its bye week, while Houston leapfrogged to #17 with a big win against previously undefeated South Florida.
Additionally, the coaches poll somehow found room for two Power 5 teams with three losses each in the top 25, as well. Mississippi State, at #21, leapfrogged the Bulldogs after a 28-13 win against Texas A&M, while a puzzling 12-10 loss against Cal dropped Washington to #19, one spot ahead of the Aggies. Your guess as to why this is the case is as good as mine.
- Notre Dame
- Louisiana State
- Ohio State
- West Virginia
- Washington State
- Penn State
- Utah State
- Mississippi State
- Fresno State
- Boston College