USF Climbs in all Polls During Bye Week

With the team on a bye week, the Bulls still climbs in all Polls to No. 23 in the AP, and to No. 24 in the coaches & BCS.

With the team on a bye week, the Bulls still climbs in all Polls to No. 23 in the AP, and to No. 24 in the coaches & BCS.

The USF football team was on a bye week, but still climbed in all the polls. Thanks to several upsets among the top 25 teams, the Bulls improved to No. 23 in the AP, and to No. 24 in the coaches & BCS polls. The Bulls were also ranked No. 23 in the Harris Poll.

USF missed the cut in both the AP and coaches poll last week, but was No 25 in the BCS standings after beating West Virginia 30-19 last Friday.

Four BIG EAST teams are ranked in the coaches' poll, with Cincinnati at No. 5, Pitt at No. 9, and West Virginia at No. 23.

In the AP Poll, Pitt is No. 8, Cincinnati is at No. 5, and West Virginia is not ranked.

Complete BCS Standings

USF will play Rutgers will play in front of a national television audience this Thursday on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Florida (9-0)
2. Texas (9-0)
3. Alabama (9-0)
4. TCU (9-0)
5. Cincinnati (9-0)
6. Boise State (9-0)
7. Georgia Tech (9-1)
8. Ohio State (8-2)
9. Pittsburgh (8-1)
10. Southern California (7-2)
11. LSU (7-2)
12. Houston (8-1)
13. Iowa (9-1)
14. Utah (8-1)
15. Miami (Fla.) (7-2)
16. Oregon (7-2)
17. Penn State (8-2)
18. Oklahoma State (7-2)
19. Arizona (6-2)
20. Wisconsin (7-2)
21. Virginia Tech (6-3)
22. Brigham Young (7-2)
23. West Virginia (7-2)
24. USF (6-2)
25. Auburn (7-3)

Others receiving votes: Clemson (6-3) 71; Stanford (6-3) 54; Oregon State (6-3) 39; Texas Tech (6-3) 36; Nebraska (6-3) 31; Navy (7-3) 28; Central Michigan (7-2) 8; Temple (7-2) 8; Boston College (6-3) 7; North Carolina (6-3) 7; Oklahoma (5-4) 6; Rutgers (6-2) 3; Tennessee (5-4) 3; Mississippi (6-3) 2; Troy (7-2) 2; Fresno State (6-3) 1; Kansas State (6-4) 1.

AP Poll
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. TCU
5. Cincinnati
6. Boise St.
7. Georgia Tech
8. Pittsburgh
9. LSU
10. Ohio St.
11. Southern Cal
12. Miami
13. Houston
14. Oregon
15. Iowa
16. Utah
17. Oklahoma St.
18. Arizona
19. Penn St.
20. Virginia Tech
21. Wisconsin
22. BYU
23. USF
24. Clemson
25. Stanford

Others receiving votes: Oregon St. 95, Auburn 54, West Virginia 54, Texas Tech 24, Navy 19, Tennessee 12, Rutgers 11, Nebraska 9, Temple 7, Kansas St. 5, Notre Dame 3, Fresno St. 2, Mississippi 2, Troy 1.


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