Boise State jumps back into AP Poll, climbs to No. 22 in the Coaches Poll

Boise State jumps back into AP Poll, climbs to No. 22 in the Coaches Poll

Boise State jumps back into AP Poll, climbs to No. 22 in the Coaches Poll

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 10:20 AM

BOISE -- For the first time in several weeks, the Boise State football team is ranked in both major college football polls.

The Broncos climbed back into Associated Press Top 25, checking it at No. 24; and they moved from No. 25 to No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll on Sunday.

The Broncos received 197 points in the coaches poll - up from 83 last week - following their 40-14 victory over Southern Mississippi.

Boise State benefited from eight teams losing in the last week’s top 25, including previously ranked No. 20 Nebraska (L, 63-38 vs Ohio State), No. 22 Northwestern (L, 39-28 vs Penn State) and No. 24 Texas Tech (L, 40-17 vs No. 14 Oklahoma).

This ties the highest the Broncos have been ranked in the coaches poll this season. Prior to the Michigan State game they checked in at No. 22 after receiving a season-high 217 points.

One other thing worth mentioning is that the Big Ten does not have a team ranked in the coaches poll for the first time in history.

Although Ohio State is undefeated, rules prevent coaches from voting for the Buckeyes since they are on probation and not eligible for the postseason. With this in mind, No. 28 Michigan, No. 29 Northwestern, No. 30 Michigan State and No. 32 Nebraska all sit outside the top 25, meaning Boise State would only need a top 16 finish in order to secure the non-AQ automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.

The first BCS standings will be released next week. The coaches poll accounts for one-third of a team’s overall BCS score.

USA Today Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (58), 5-0, 1474
2. Oregon (1), 5-0, 1411
3. South Carolina, 6-0, 1345
4. West Virginia, 6-0, 1296
5. Kansas State, 5-0, 1216
6. Florida, 5-0, 1165
7. Notre Dame, 5-0, 1662
8. LSU, 5-1, 961
9. USC, 4-1, 940
10. Oklahoma, 3-1, 872
11. Florida State, 5-1, 819
12. Georgia, 5-1, 761
13. Clemson, 5-1, 759
14. Oregon State, 4-0, 691
15. Texas, 4-1, 663
16. Louisville, 5-0, 628
17. Stanford, 4-1, 577
18. Mississippi State, 5-0, 558
19. Rutgers, 4-0, 410
20. Cincinnati, 4-1, 365
21. Texas A&M, 4-1, 208
22. Boise State, 4-1, 197
23. TCU, 4-1, 194
24. Louisiana Tech, 5-0, 131
25. Iowa State, 4-1, 73

Receiving Votes: Arizona State (4-1) 61, Baylor (3-1) 52, Michigan (3-2) 33, Northwestern (5-1) 31, Michigan State (4-2) 27, Ohio (6-0) 23, Nebraska (4-2) 18, Texas Tech (4-1) 11, Duke (5-1) 10, Wisconsin (4-2) 8, Western Kentucky (4-1) 7, Louisiana-Lafayette (4-1) 6, North Carolina State (4-2) 6, Oklahoma State (2-2) 5, San Jose State (4-1) 4, Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) 3; Nevada (5-1) 2, Toledo (5-1) 2

Associated Press Top 25

1. Alabama (60), 5-0, 1500
2. Oregon, 5-0, 1435
3. South Carolina, 6-0, 1359
4. Florida, 5-0, 1265
5. West Virginia, 6-0, 1260
6. Kansas State, 5-0, 1217
7. Notre Dame, 5-0, 1176
8. Ohio State, 6-0, 1053
9. LSU, 5-1, 938
10. Oregon State, 4-0, 873
11. USC, 4-1, 812
12. Florida State, 5-1, 800
13. Oklahoma, 3-1, 756
14. Georgia, 5-1, 733
15. Texas, 4-1, 711
16. Clemson, 5-1, 657
17. Stanford, 4-1, 587
18. Louisville, 5-0, 494
19. Mississippi State, 5-0, 450
20. Rutgers, 5-0, 331
21. Cincinnati, 4-0, 205
22. Texas A&M, 4-1, 153
23. Louisiana Tech, 5-0, 129
24. Boise State, 4-1, 114
25. Michigan, 3-2, 82

Receiving votes: Ohio (79) , Baylor (62) , Iowa State (54) , TCU (50) , Michigan State (49) , Arizona State (39) , Washington (39) , North Carolina State (17) , Nebraska (5) , Arizona (4) , Duke (3) , Tennessee (3) , Texas Tech (2) , Tulsa (2) , Northwestern (1) , Penn State (1)

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