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.
|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|
|6||Texas A&M (3)||Baylor||Georgia|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|9||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||LSU|
|11||Michigan State||Michigan State||Baylor|
|12||UCLA||Ole Miss||Notre Dame|
|14||South Carolina||Georgia||Kansas State|
|15||Arizona State||Stanford||Ole Miss|
|16||Stanford||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|18||Missouri||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Stanford|
|23||Ohio State||BYU||Oklahoma State|
|25||Oklahoma State||North Carolina||BYU|