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College Football Rankings 2011: Air Force Should Gain Votes, TCU Will Fall

The first regular season college football polls should be out soon. Boise State and Air Force should pick up some votes while TCU will drop several spots.

When the latest college football polls are released the Mountain West Conference might only have the Boise St. Broncos in the top 25. Their 35-21 victory over Georgia, combined with No. 3 Oregon's loss to No. 4 LSU, should move them up a spot or two from Nos. 5 and 7 in the polls, at least.

The TCU Horned Frogs Nos. 14 and 15 in the AP and Coaches Polls are going to drop, having lost their season opener to the Baylor Bears, 50-48. Notre Dame and Georgia both lost over the weekend and were ranked lower in the preseason polls, leaving those spots open for TCU to fall into. It's also possible that the Auburn Tigers will be punished by voters for their near loss to Utah State on Saturday. And in the AP Poll, the USC Trojans are No. 25, but their two-point victory over Minnesota might not garner them enough votes.

The Air Force Falcons were in the "Receiving Votes" category in both polls and will likely need a couple of weeks to receive strong consideration for the top 25. Or maybe it will just take a victory over TCU next week to move into the back end of the polls. The Falcons might gain a few more votes than the 14 and 15 they had to open the preseason. They beat South Dakota, 37-20, on Saturday.

Texas, Penn State and Arizona State are likely to jump into the AP top 25 this week. Arizona State is also likely to do it in the Coaches poll along with West Virginia.

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