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Ballot breakdown: USF still at No. 18

USF players celebrate after middle linebacker Auggie Sanchez's 43-yard touchdown on an interception return in Saturday's 61-31 win at East Carolina.

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USF players celebrate after middle linebacker Auggie Sanchez's 43-yard touchdown on an interception return in Saturday's 61-31 win at East Carolina.

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October

While the Bulls remain at No. 18 in the Associated Press poll for the second consecutive week, they appear to be gaining favor in voters' collective consciousness in one sense.

This week, only one voter didn't rank them.

Andy Bitter of the Roanoke (Va.) Times is the only voter to keep USF (5-0) out of his top 25 this week, according to College Poll Tracker. By contrast, five voters had USF unranked the previous week, and 18 didn't rank them only two weeks ago.

Meantime, nine voters have USF in their top 15, same number as last week.

Matt Baker, who has the AP vote for the Tampa Bay Times, has USF at No. 22 for the second week in a row on his ballot. At No. 21 he has UCF, which made its poll debut at No. 25 following its 40-13 rout of Memphis.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:49pm]

    

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