The CSU football team inched up in both major college polls after beating Utah State 16-13 on Saturday at a sold-out Hughes Stadium on a game-winning 46-yard field goal by Jared Roberts that prompted fans to storm the field.

The Rams, who have won five straight to improve to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West, received 18 points in the USA Today coaches poll and 12 in the AP poll. There are three teams outside of the AP poll with more points than the Rams and four in the coaches poll. In the AP poll, Minnesota is directly in front of the Rams with 61 points. In the USA Today poll, Missouri is directly in front of CSU with 23 points.


Analysis: CSU shows it’s learned how to win

Last week, the Rams, who are the only MW team receiving votes, had five points in the USA Today poll and three in the AP media poll.

CSU received one vote in the coaches poll following their season-opening win over the University of Colorado but hadn’t received votes in either of the major top 25 polls prior to that since 2008.

The last time the Rams cracked the top 25 in a poll was in 2003 when they were ranked No. 23 in the AP preseason poll.

CSU is off to its best start since 2000 and has now won 12 of its last 14 games.

Next up for the Rams is the Border War, when Wyoming visits Hughes Stadium in a 5 p.m. Saturday game. The Cowboys (3-4, 1-2 MW) are coming off a …read more