Appalachian State In Top 25 Poll ???

Call it the Appalachian State rule.

After pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State is still shaking things up.

The Associated Press is changing its rules covering its weekly college football poll. Lower-division schools are now eligible for its 71-year-old poll.

Several AP voters expressed interest in putting Appalachian State on their ballots after a shocking 34-32 upset at then-Number-5 Michigan last weekend. But the poll guidelines, which mirrored the coaches' rankings conducted by USA Today, limited eligibility.

AP Sports Editor Terry Taylor says the change was made because
schools that can compete with big-time teams on the field should have a chance to be recognized with them in the top 25.


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  • by William Location: College Park,Ga. on Sep 8, 2007 at 06:42 AM
    Politic should have been out of football years ago.But I guess money talk.If a team can compete with another team on the field,then they should be considered for national ranking.For example last year no way in the world Boise State shouldn't had the opportunity to play for the national championship.Again I'm going to say it some people in the media don't want to hear it but there is alot of prejudice against a smaller program that can play with a Notre Dame,Georgia,So.Cal,Texas.etc and when ever one of those teams get beat of almost get beat some people in the sport business cann't comprehend it.Yes Appalachian State belong in the top 25.They beat Michigan in their house and they deserve credit for that.You must remember that the talent his not that much difference from D2-1A.I can remember back in the day when Gramblin University play Oregon State in the 80's and beat them plus other D1 team they played and held their own,so if the teams have the talent and depth they can compete.
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