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This week’s Sports of Boston College Football Top 10 sees another couple changes. USC and BYU’s loss dropped them out of the poll making room for ACC rivals Miami and Virginia Tech. Alabama’s dominance has them sneaking second place votes, but no one is yet touching Florida, who has taken every first place vote cast thus far. For the second consecutive week, the SoB eighth ranked team lost and fell out of the poll: Boise State, you are on notice.
Pollsters are SoB’s Carl, David, Erikk, Jonathan, KC, Matt, Mike, and Ty and comments were gathered with the votes. The ballots are available.
|1||Florida (8)||80||1||Carl says, ‘Took care of business against a tough Tennessee defense.’|
|2||Texas||69||2||Erikk says, ‘Revenge in Austin over in Texas Tech is so sweet.’|
|3||Alabama||67||4||KC says, ‘Nick Saban’s boys play a good schedule and could be #1 if Florida slips.’|
|4||Penn State||46||5||Mike says, ‘Class of the Big Ten right now, but not overwhelming yet.’|
|5||California||39||6||KC says, ‘Match with USC looms in just two weeks.’|
|6||Mississippi||34||7||Mike says, ‘The poll will shake out when Mississippi plays Alabama.’|
|7||LSU||27||9||Carl says, ‘Win over Washington looks more impressive now.’|
|8||Boise State||24||10||Erikk says, ‘Fresno St proved to be a challenge, but the Broncos recorded double-digit scoring in each quarter.’|
|9||Miami (FL)||21||—||Jonathan says, ‘Played tough in narrow victory over Huskers. Next game vs. ‘Canes is a must-see…|
|10||Virginia Tech||10||—||…because I think they’re about neck and neck at this point.’|
Others receiving votes: USC 9, TCU 4, Ohio State 3, Florida State 2, Oklahoma 2, Cincinnati 1, Michigan 1, Washington 1
Dropped from rankings: USC 3, BYU 8