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.