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College Football Rankings, Week 10: Boise State Remains No. 5 In Coaches Poll

Thanks to victories by Oklahoma State and Stanford on Saturday, the Boise State Broncos were not able to move up from No. 5 in the Week 10 Coaches Poll.

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Tyler Shoemaker #89 and Matt Miller #2 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate a touchdown against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Tyler Shoemaker #89 and Matt Miller #2 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate a touchdown against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Of the four teams ahead of Boise State in the USA Today Coaches Poll going into Week 9, two were off and two faced big tests. Alabama and LSU— which were numbers one and two, and remain in those spots— both had byes this Saturday, although they will clash in Week 10. Oklahoma State, who came into the weekend ranked No. 4, zipped past Baylor 59-24, but it was the Stanford Cardinal, who came into the weekend ranked No. 3, that gave a glimmer of hope to Broncos fans that Boise might be able to jump up in the rankings without having even played a game. Alas, the Cardinal escaped Los Angeles with 56-48 victory over the USC Trojans, and retained their spot at No. 3.

In Week 10, the aforementioned game between Alabama and LSU provides a chance for Boise to jump up in the rankings, although there's a good chance that the coaches won't drop the loser of that game below the Broncos. Oklahoma State will host the Kansas State Wildcats, who dropped to No. 19 in this week's Coaches Poll after getting slaughtered by Oklahoma in Manhattan on Saturday. Stanford will travel to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers, who sit at an uninspiring 2-6 on the season. For their part, Boise State will ship down to Vegas to take on UNLV, where they gobble up the Rebels like a cheap buffet.

Here is the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 Poll:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (41)
8-0
1,457
1
2.
Alabama (18)
8-0
1,434
2
3.
Stanford
8-0
1,323
3
4.
Oklahoma State
8-0
1,314
4
5.
Boise State
7-0
1,237
5
6.
Oregon
7-1
1,175
7
7.
Oklahoma
7-1
1,117
9
8.
Arkansas
7-1
1,046
8
9.
Nebraska
7-1
973
13
10.
South Carolina
7-1
919
14
11.
Virginia Tech
8-1
871
15
12.
Clemson
8-1
779
6
13.
Michigan
7-1
734
17
14.
Houston
8-0
679
18
15.
Penn State
8-1
646
19
16.
Michigan State
6-2
528
10
17.
Wisconsin
6-2
463
11
18.
Arizona State
6-2
445
20
19.
Kansas State
7-1
440
12
20.
Georgia
6-2
410
21
21.
West Virginia
6-2
270
24
22.
Cincinnati
6-1
232
23
23.
Georgia Tech
7-2
193
NR
24.
Southern Mississippi
7-1
160
25
25.
Texas
5-2
122
NR

Dropped out
No. 16 Texas A&M (5-3, lost to Missouri 38-31 OT), No. 22 Texas Tech (5-3, lost to Iowa State 41-7).

Others receiving votes
TCU (6-2) 55; Auburn (6-3) 41; Washington (6-2) 38; Texas A&M (5-3) 30; Ohio State (5-3) 21; Florida State (5-3) 11; Notre Dame (5-3) 9; North Carolina (6-3) 2; Missouri (4-4) 1.