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Apparently the ranking committees in college football do care about USF football.
Immediately following the Bulls 26-23 overtime victory at then-ranked No. 17 Auburn, quarterback Matt Grothe said: "I don't think the coaches' poll gives a rat's (expletive) about us, and I don't think we will be ranked."


During the Bulls bye week, the team has been recognized as a top 25 team in the nation by both the Associated Press (No. 23) and USA Today coaches poll (No. 24).

With USF's next two home games slated to be on national television, the Bulls have garnered more recognition across the country in 2007 than any of their previous 11 seasons.

North Carolina visits Raymond James Stadium Saturday at noon on ESPN 2 and the Bulls Big East opener against West Virginia is showcased on ESPN Sept. 28.

Including USF, there are four teams in the Big East included in the week 4 rankings: No. 5 West Virginia, No. 11 Rutgers and No. 18 Louisville.

Coach Jim Leavitt is expected to send out a press release later this afternoon.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 16, 2007 2:52pm]


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