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College Football Rankings Week 4: Boston College Receives Votes In AP, Coaches Top 25

Yay votes!

Winslow Townson

In yet another sign that Boston College coach Steve Addazio just might be turning this thing around, the Eagles received a little bit of love in both major college football polls this week. The Eagles received 22 votes in the AP poll -- the equivalent of 36th place -- and four in the Coaches poll, good for a tie for 44th with North Carolina State (wut).

Boston College received just one vote in either poll all last season -- a single vote in the week 3 Coaches Poll after jumping out to a 2-0 start to the season with a win over Wake Forest. It's been 87 weeks since the Eagles were last ranked in the AP poll -- when a 9-3 Boston College team won the 2008 ACC Atlantic Division title and entered the ACC Championship Game ranked 18th in the country.

Obviously you don't want to look too far ahead here, but with winnable games over BC's next three games, there's a decent shot Eagles could crack one or both polls in a few weeks if they string together a few more victories.

Following USC's 37-31 loss to Boston College on the Heights, the Trojans are down 11 spots, from #10 to #21 in the Coaches poll, and down 8, from #9 to #17, in the AP poll.

From the ACC, Florida State still tops both the AP and Coaches polls this week. Clemson is ranked 22nd in the AP and 24th in the Coaches, while North Carolina is holding onto the final spot, #25, in the Coaches poll. Despite just having 2-3 teams ranked in the polls this week, several ACC programs are knocking on the door. Duke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Virginia, Louisville and N.C. State all received votes in one or both polls this week.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon
2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama
3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU

For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit