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College Football Rankings, Week 4: USC Drops Out Of Top 10

The USC Trojans fell out of the top 10 in the latest polls following a 21-14 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night.

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College Football Rankings, Week 4: Boise State Just Outside BlogPoll Top 25

The Boise State Broncos received more total points in Week 4 of SB Nation's college football rankings than in Week 3, and they find themselves knocking on the door of the BlogPoll Top 25. The Broncos appeared on 25 of the 90 ballots, with one voter ranking them as high as No. 20. Overall, Boise State was 30th in total points.

Michigan State, the Broncos' Week 1 opponent, fell to No. 22 after a loss to Notre Dame over the weekend.

Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1, receiving 89 of 90 first-place votes. Stanford was the only other team voted No. 1, after its upset of USC this weekend. The Cardinal were a big mover in the poll, jumping 14 spots to No. 8.

LSU, Oregon, Georgia, and Florida State follow Alabama at the top of the rankings. For a complete list with analysis, head to SB Nation's BlogPoll Top 25 feature.

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College Football Rankings, Week 4: Montana State Moves Up In FCS Top 25

The Montana State Bobcats jumped Sam Houston State in the Week 4 FCS football rankings, moving to the No. 2 spot, according to The Sports Network. Improving to 3-0 after a 43-35 victory against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, the Bobcats sit behind top-ranked North Dakota State, who sat idle this weekend.

The Bobcats received nine first-place votes this week. Meanwhile, Sam Houston State fell to No. 3, Youngstown State came in No. 4 and Old Dominion sits No. 5 in the weekly poll.

Also in the FCS rankings is fellow Big Sky Conference team Montana, who came in No. 14 in the poll. The Grizzlies dropped Liberty 34-14 this weekend and improved to 2-1 on the season. Montana's one loss came in the second game of the season, where it fell by a 35-27 score to No. 17 Appalachian State.

The CAA's strength is on display in the Week 4 poll with six teams from the conference falling into the top 25.

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College Football Rankings, Week 4: Boise State Narrowly Misses USA Today Coaches Poll Ranking

Boise State narrowly missed jumping into the USA Today Coaches Poll, garnering 70 points in the vote after their 39-12 win over Miami (Ohio). The Broncos fell just two spots behind No. 25 Oklahoma State. The Broncos did slide up to No. 24 in the AP Top 25 Poll. Utah received six points in the vote following their 16-14 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.

Alabama maintains their No. 1 spot in the rankings following their 52-0 rout of Arkansas, with LSU holding onto the No. 2 spot for the second straight week after their 63-14 dominance over the Idaho Vandals. USC was the big loser this week, falling to No. 12 in the coaches poll following their upset loss against Stanford on Saturday night. Coaches took notice, voting Stanford up to No. 11 from No. 16 after the big win.

Oregon, Florida State and Oklahoma fill out the top five this week. Virginia Tech (35-17 loss to Pittsburgh) and Arkansas (52-0 loss to Alabama) were the two teams to have dropped out of the rankings this week.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Alabama (54)
3-0
1,470
1
2.
LSU (5)
3-0
1,411
2
3.
Oregon
3-0
1,339
4
4.
Florida State
3-0
1,240
6
5.
Oklahoma
2-0
1,201
5
6.
Georgia
3-0
1,150
7
7.
West Virginia
2-0
1,114
8
8.
South Carolina
3-0
1,071
9
9.
Clemson
3-0
955
11
10.
Texas
3-0
869
12
11.
Stanford
3-0
868
16
12.
Southern California
2-1
779
3
13.
Kansas State
3-0
767
14
14.
Florida
3-0
689
17
15.
Notre Dame
3-0
681
19
16.
TCU
2-0
675
15
17.
Michigan
2-1
507
18
18.
Louisville
3-0
434
20
19.
UCLA
3-0
375
23
20.
Michigan State
2-1
354
10
21.
Arizona
3-0
296
25
22.
Nebraska
2-1
194
24
23.
Mississippi State
3-0
99
NR
24.
Wisconsin
2-1
97
22
25.
Oklahoma State
2-1
73
NR

Dropped out
No. 13 Virginia Tech (2-1), No. 21 Arkansas (1-2).
Others receiving votes
Virginia Tech 71; Boise State 70; Baylor 54; Cincinnati 39; Northwestern 33; Iowa State 29; Rutgers 29; Oregon State 24; Georgia Tech 20; Louisiana Tech 18; Missouri 18; Texas Tech 15; Brigham Young 8; Texas A&M 7; Tennessee 6; Utah 6; Arizona State 5; Ohio 5; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Western Kentucky 3; Washington 2; San Jose State 1.

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College Football Rankings, Week 4: Boise State Back In AP Top 25 Poll At No. 24

Courtesy of a 39-12 win over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Saturday, the Boise State Broncos have re-entered the Associated Press Top 25 Poll at No. 24.

The Alabama Crimson Tide remain the No. 1 team in the country this week, with the LSU Tigers jumping into the No. 2 slot after a 63-14 thrashing of the Idaho Vandals. The former No. 2 team, the USC Trojans, fall to No. 13 this week after an upset loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night in Palo Alto. With the win, Stanford jumps from No. 21 in last week's poll to No. 9 this week.

Oregon, Florida State and Georgia round out this week's AP Top 5. Six SEC schools can be found in the poll this week: Alabama, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and Mississippi State.

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College Football Rankings, Week 4: USC To Fall ... But How Far?

The USC Trojans will fall in the latest polls following a loss to the Stanford Cardinal. With losses by other top 25 teams, the Boise State Broncos could be back in this week.

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