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College football rankings week 6: BYU moves up to 18th in AP and 19th in Coaches Poll

After having the weekend off, the Cougars still move up in both polls.

Jake Coker and Lane Kiffin talk on the sidelines
Jake Coker and Lane Kiffin talk on the sidelines
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Unlike in years past, the bye week for the Cougars didn't hinder their national rankings as they moved up in the major polls. Last week the Cougars sat at 20th in the AP poll, 21st in the Coaches, and 25th in the Sagarin.  A couple of losses helped the Cougars out as Arizona State was thumped by UCLA, and South Carolina lost in the final moments. The losses dropped both teams from the rankings and gave BYU the chance to move up to 18th in the AP and 19th in the Coaches poll.  The Sagarin rankings also moved BYU up two spots into the 23rd position.

There were a few changes in the top ten this week as Florida State lost its top ranking in the Coaches poll but keeping it in the AP.  The UCLA Bruins jumped into the top ten of the AP poll this week as they appeared at #8 and pushing Ole Miss back to #11.  In the Coaches poll the teams stayed the same until #9 where UCLA bumped Michigan State down to #10, effectively swapping places with them in the rankings.

Newcomers to the polls this week are TCU, who showed up at 25th in both polls, and Missouri, who show up in the AP poll at 24th.  An interesting addition to the Sagarin rankings is Texas at #25.  Texas also received 1 point in the Coaches poll, while Virginia received a point in the AP poll.  No other opponents of the Cougars received any votes.  It is interesting to note that the Cougars also came in at 16th in the ESPN Power ranking, just ahead of Nebraska and just behind LSU.

Take a look at the rankings below and let us know how you would rank them differently.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon Florida State Oklahoma
3 Alabama Oklahoma Oregon
4 Oklahoma Oregon Auburn
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M Baylor UCLA
7 Baylor Texas A&M Georgia
8 UCLA Notre Dame Baylor
9 Notre Dame UCLA Florida State
10 Michigan State Michigan State Stanford
11 Ole Miss Ole Miss Michigan State
12 Mississippi State Georgia Notre Dame
13 Georgia Stanford LSU
14 Stanford Mississippi State USC
15 LSU LSU Ole Miss
16 USC Wisconsin Wisconsin
17 Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State
18 BYU Ohio State Kansas State
19 Nebraska BYU Florida
20 Ohio State USC Clemson
21 Oklahoma State East Carolina Oklahoma State
22 East Carolina Kansas State South Carolina
23 Kansas State Oklahoma State BYU
24 Missouri Arizona State Mississippi State
25 TCU TCU Texas
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