Non-AQ Power Rankings: Week 7

No upsets yet among the top non-AQ teams. Here are the Week 7 power rankings:

1. Boise State (5-0). The No. 3 Broncos had no trouble with Toledo, winning 57-14. They have scored over 50 in back-to-back games and could make it three straight with a game against San Jose State this weekend. Wins for Virginia Tech and Oregon State also helped its strength of schedule argument.

2. TCU (6-0). The Horned Frogs put together a complete effort on offense and defense. Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and the defense posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1955.

3. Utah (5-0). The Utes trailed 14-10 early in the second quarter thanks to two turnovers. But they blew the game open with 31 points in the second quarter and beat Iowa State 68-27. They now have 21 wins over teams from automatic qualifying conferences.

4. Nevada (6-0). Defensive end Dontay Moch set the Nevada and WAC record with five tackles for loss in a 35-13 win over San Jose State, giving him 52 for his career. Vai Taua had his fifth straight 100-yard game, with 196 yards on 16 carries.

5. Air Force (5-1). The Falcons were more than 100 yards below their average on the ground, so they took to the air and got three passing touchdowns in a 49-27 win over Colorado State. Asher Clark still had 125 yards on the ground.

6. Northern Illinois (4-2). The Huskies posted an important 31-17 win over Temple, which had appeared to be the best team in the MAC. The Huskies have won three straight, including a win over a team from an automatic qualifying conference (Minnesota).

7. SMU (4-2). The Mustangs have won two straight following a 21-18 victory over Tulsa and are 3-0 in conference play. Kyle Padron has thrown for 300 yards in back-to-back games, and they could be emerging as the favorites in the West.

8. Hawaii (4-2). The Warriors are coming off an impressive 49-27 win over Fresno State. They have won three straight and have the nation’s top offense. Bryant Moniz, Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares are blistering opposing defenses.

9. Temple (4-2). The Owls lost on the road, but they do have wins over Army (4-2) and Connecticut (3-3). Running back Bernard Pierce has been hobbled with an ankle injury and was limited against Northern Illinois.

10. East Carolina (3-2). Two of their three wins are over teams that are .500 or better, including another come-from-behind win Saturday to beat Southern Miss. UTEP might be 5-1 but its four FBS wins have come against teams with a combined three wins.

Dropped out: Fresno State, Southern Miss, San Diego State.