College football rankings: Week 10, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 10 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Syracuse and Houston made big jumps in the polls.

Syracuse, which upset then No. 22 NC State 51-41, moved into the AP Poll at No. 22 and moved up 20 spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 24.

The Houston Cougars, previously unranked, stunned then No. 21 USF at home 57-36. The victory moved the Cougars into the AP Poll at No. 17 and up 12 spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 17.

Houston (17), Utah State (18), Fresno State (20), Mississippi State (21), Syracuse (22), Virginia (23), and Boston College (24) all moved into the AP Poll.

Teams that dropped out of the AP Poll include Washington (15), Oregon (19), Wisconsin (20), USF (21), NC State (22), Stanford (24), and Appalachian State (25).

In the FCS Coaches Poll, North Dakota State remains on top with all 26 first-place votes. They are followed by Kennesaw State, James Madison, Eastern Washington, and Weber State.

Below are the full AP Poll, FBS Coaches Poll, and FCS Coaches Poll for Week 10 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 10

1. Alabama (60)
2. Clemson
3. Notre Dame
4. LSU
5. Michigan
6. Georgia
7. Oklahoma
8. Ohio State
9. UCF
10. Washington State
11. Kentucky
12. West Virginia
13. Florida
14. Penn State
15. Texas
16. Utah
17. Houston
18. Utah State
19. Iowa
20. Fresno State
21. Mississippi State
22. Syracuse
23. Virginia
24. Boston College
25. Texas A&M

Dropped Out: Washington 15, Oregon 19, Wisconsin 20, South Florida 21, NC State 22, Stanford 24, Appalachian State 25

Others receiving votes: Washington 120, Northwestern 86, Georgia Southern 62, Michigan St. 51, Cincinnati 45, Iowa St. 42, South Florida 29, Stanford 26, Oklahoma St. 24, UAB 17, Oregon 13, Wisconsin 12, Auburn 7, San Diego St. 6, Army 6, NC State 5, California 2, Buffalo 1.

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 10

1. Alabama (62)
2. Clemson (2)
3. Notre Dame
4. LSU
5(t). Michigan
5(t). Georgia
7. Oklahoma
8. Ohio State
9. UCF
10. West Virginia
11. Washington State
12. Kentucky
13. Penn State
14. Florida
15. Texas
16. Utah
17. Houston
18. Iowa
19. Washington
20. Utah State
21. Mississippi State
22. Virginia
23. Fresno State
24. Syracuse
25. Boston College

Dropped Out: No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 20 South Florida, No. 21 Oregon, No. 22 NC State, No. 23 Stanford, No. 25 Miami.

Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 167, Cincinnati 116, USF 87, Michigan State 48, Wisconsin 41, NC State 40, Northwestern 40, Miami FL 38, Georgia Southern 32, Oklahoma State 31, UAB 24, Stanford 21, Auburn 21, Oregon 20, San Diego State 16, Buffalo 14, Army 13, South Carolina 11, Iowa State 6, FIU 6, Virginia Tech 5, Pittsburgh 3, Duke 3, Boise State 2.

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 10

1. North Dakota State (26)
2. Kennesaw State
3. James Madison
4. Eastern Washington
5. Weber State
6. Elon
7. South Dakota State
8. Wofford
9. UC Davis
10. Jacksonville State
11. Colgate
12. McNeese
13. Illinois State
14. Princeton
15. Towson
16. Delaware
17. North Carolina A&T
18. Stony Brook
19. Central Arkansas
20t. Dartmouth
20t. Nicholls
22. Sam Houston State
23. East Tennessee State
24. Southeast Missouri State
25. North Dakota

Dropped Out: Northern Iowa (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Maine, 28, Idaho State, 25, Chattanooga, 12, Northern Iowa, 8, Florida A&M, 6, Rhode Island, 1, San Diego, 1.

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I want to call out all the AP Voters who moved Ohio State ahead of UCF last week. Ohio State moved from 11 to 8 and UCF moved from 10 to 9. The funny part is neither team played last week. So why if last week some thought UCF was better than Ohio St but this week they think Ohio St is better than UCF. The Coaches poll always had Ohio St one slot higher and I am fine with that.

I believe certain voters have a limit on how high they will rank UCF for some reason.

Ohio State’s best of conference victory over TCU is now tainted a bit because they lost to Kansas last week to achieve a 3 way tie for last place in the Big 12 standings.

It may have the build up of having a great game between Michigan & The Ohio St compared to UCF that is playing in a (NOT-SO) very tough conference, I noticed the jump as well.Teams like TCU, Wisconsin & Stanford have lost their flair this year with loses. We will see what the Playoff committee puts them for the true story.