Non-AQ Top 10 11-18-2013

November 20, 2013 · By · Filed Under Football 

Fresno State and Northern Illinois get even tighter atop the top 10. Fresno State has the edge by 1 first place vote and 1 point overall. Louisiana-Lafayette remains the only Sun Belt representative in the top 10 at #7 with former SBC member North Texas one spot behind them in 8th place.

Arkansas State is not in the top ten, but did receive some votes this week.

Non-AQ Top 10
RK
TEAM
RECORD
PTS
1
Fresno
State (7)
9-0
124
2
Northern
Illinois (6)
10-0
123
3
Brigham
Young
7-3
87
4
East
Carolina
8-2
77
5
Ball
State
9-2
76
6
Boise
State
7-3
60
7
Louisiana
8-2
59
8
North Texas
7-3
29
9
Toledo
7-3
26
10
Bowling Green
7-3
18

Dropped from rankings: Marshall,

Others receiving votes: Buffalo 12, Marshall 11,
Rice 9, Arkansas State 3, Ohio 1.

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2 Responses to “Non-AQ Top 10 11-18-2013”

  1. Bryan on November 20th, 2013 6:54 pm

    What are the standard for the non-AQ poll? I am surprised Navy is not in it? Or Notre Dame?

  2. Brian on November 20th, 2013 10:11 pm

    The AQ or Auto Qualifying conferences are: Atlantic Coast, American Athletic (formerly Big East), Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. The winner of those conference championships get an automatic bid to a BCS bowl. The remaining conferences: Mountain West, Mid-American, Conference USA, Sun Belt and the independents (excluding Notre Dame) are considered Non-AQ.

    The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, or the Western Athletic Conference will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either:

    A. Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or,
    B. Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.

    No more than one such team from Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year. (Note: a second team may be eligible for at-large eligibility as noted below.) If two or more teams from those conferences satisfy the provisions for an automatic berth, then the team with the highest finish in the final BCS Standings will receive the automatic berth, and the remaining team or teams will be considered for at-large selection if it meets the criteria.

    Notre Dame is an automatic qualifier if they finish in the top 14 of the final BCS rankings.

    As for Navy, they were ranked in it earlier in the season but fell out of the top 10 as their losses mounted. There are some 7-3 teams but with their win over USA on Saturday, that got them to 6-4. If they keep winning I would expect to see them reappear though.

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