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NCAA Football Ranking: USF Continues To Rise, Seminoles Take A Tumble

After their 52-24 win over UTEP on Saturday, the USF Bulls continue to climb through both the AP and USA Today Polls. Last week, the Bulls had been ranked 18th in the AP Poll and 17th in the USA Today poll, but this week rose to #16 and #14, respectively.

These rating mark the highest the Bulls have been ranked this season, but depending how the next few weeks go, they could rise considerably higher in a short period of time. The Bulls have had an easy schedule to date, feasting off three weak opponents (and Notre Dame), but they open up their Big East schedule this Thursday with a game against Pittsburgh.

But as quickly as USF is rising through the ranks, Florida State is plummeting even faster. The Seminoles had been ranked #5 in the country just a few weeks ago, but last week's loss to Oklahoma dropped them to #11. And then after this week's loss to Clemson, the 'Noles dropped all the way down to around #23/24 in both polls. They are now ranked lower than the other two main Florida schools: the Gators (#12) and the Bulls (#14).

Full poll results are after the jump.

Thanks to Voodoo Five for the poll rankings. For more coverage and analysis on the USF Bulls, be sure to check them out.

AP Poll:

  1. LSU
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Alabama
  4. Boise State
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Stanford
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Nebraska
  9. Oregon
  10. South Carolina
  11. Virginia Tech
  12. Florida
  13. Clemson
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Baylor
  16. South Florida
  17. Texas
  18. Arkansas
  19. Michigan
  20. TCU
  21. Georgia Tech
  22. West Virginia
  23. Florida State
  24. Illinois
  25. Arizona State

Coaches' Poll:

  1. Oklahoma
  2. LSU
  3. Alabama
  4. Stanford
  5. Boise State
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Nebraska
  9. South Carolina
  10. Virginia Tech
  11. Oregon
  12. Florida
  13. Texas A&M
  14. South Florida
  15. Clemson
  16. Baylor
  17. Texas
  18. Arkansas
  19. Michigan
  20. TCU
  21. Georgia Tech
  22. Illinois
  23. West Virginia
  24. Florida State
  25. Michigan State

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