College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five Power Poll Top 20 — Week 8

The power poll looks a little different this week and will look different next week too. This past week, Cincinnati lost to Temple so they dropped down and there are just two undefeated teams left with UCF and South Florida left and those two are my top two teams.

The poll will look different with two Top 20 match-ups with South Florida visiting Houston in a Top 10 match-up in the American. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern get their match-up this Thursday in what will go a long way of determining the Sun Belt East Division.

UCF is still riding the longest win streak in all of Division I FBS football and South Florida has been winning some very close contests but still winning to keep the top two spots. Appalachian State is now #3 with its only loss to begin the season at the Big 10’s Penn State. San Diego State and Army round out the Top 5.

Fresno State, Houston, Utah State, Buffalo, and Boise State round out the Top 10.

Three teams leave the Top 20 and three new teams join this week.

Time is again short for me this week but here is my Top 20 below with the results and next opponents listed. We do have two new teams and two moving out this week.

This weekLast WeekTeamRecordResult Last WeekThis Week Game
11UCF7-0, 4-0 AACWin at East Carolina 37-10Bye
22South Florida7-0, 3-0 AACWin vs. Connecticut 38-30at Houston
33Appalachian State5-1, 3-0 SBCWin vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17at Georgia Southern
45San Diego State6-1, 3-0 MWCWin vs. San Jose State 16-13at Nevada
56Army West Point5-2 IndyWin vs. Miami(OH) 31-20 (2OT)at Eastern Michigan
67Fresno State6-1, 3-0 MWCWin at New Mexico 38-7vs. Hawai’i
78Houston6-1, 3-0 AACWin at Navy 49-36vs. South Florida
89Utah State6-1, 3-0 MWCWin at Wyoming 24-16vs. New Mexico
910Buffalo7-1, 4-0 MACWin at Toledo 31-17Bye
1011Boise State5-2, 3-1 MWCWin vs. Colorado State 56-28at Air Force
114Cincinnati6-1, 2-1 AACLoss at Temple 24-17 (OT)at SMU
1217UAB6-1, 4-0 CUSAWin vs. North Texas 29-21at UTEP
1316Georgia Southern6-1, 3-0 SBCWin at New Mexico State 48-31vs. Appalachian State
1415BYU4-3 IndyByevs. Northern Illinois
1520Marshall5-2, 2-1 CUSAWin vs. Florida Atlantic 31-7Bye
16outWestern Michigan6-2, 4-0 MACWin vs. Central Michigan 35-10vs. Toledo
1719Louisiana Tech5-2, 2-1 CUSAWin vs. UTEP 31-24at Florida Atlantic
18outFlorida International5-2, 3-0 CUSAWin vs. Rice 36-17at Western Kentucky
19outTemple5-3, 4-0 AACWin vs. Cincinnati 24-17 (OT)Bye
2012North Texas6-2, 2-2 CUSALoss at UAB 29-21vs. Rice
out13Florida Atlantic3-4, 1-2 CUSALoss at Marshall 31-7vs. Louisiana Tech
out14Memphis4-4, 1-3 AACLoss at Missouri 65-33Bye
out18Hawai’i6-3, 3-1 MWCLoss vs. Nevada 40-22at Fresno State

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