Broncos receiving highest ranking since 2011

BOISE -- For the first time since 2011, the Boise State football team is a top 15 program in the FBS.

The Broncos were ranked No. 15 in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll when the rankings were released on Monday.

In three weeks, Boise State has gone from unranked, to No. 24, to No. 19, to No. 15 in the AP Top 25. That type of jump in that short of a span is the largest in program history.

Outside of the Kellen Moore Era, the Broncos have been ranked in the top 15 of the AP Top 25 just 15 times. Eight of those weeks happened during the 2006 season when Boise State won their first Fiesta Bowl.

The Broncos are the second highest ranked team in the Group of 5. Houston (5-1), who lost to Navy this past weekend, is No. 13 in the AP Top 25 and No. 12 in the coaches poll.

Considering Navy moved into first place in the American Athletic Conference with the win, Houston will likely need the Midshipmen to lose twice in conference play now since they hold the tiebreaker over the Cougars.

In order to be eligible for a New Years Six bowl game a Group of 5 team is required to win their conference.

Boise State is currently tied for first in the Mountain Division with Wyoming.

The Broncos are the only team in the FBS that has yet to trail this season, and their seven-game winning streak is currently tied for the fourth longest in college football.

Boise State hosts Colorado State on Saturday at 8:15 PM MT at Albertsons Stadium.


Associated Press Top 25
1. Alabama (56) 6-0, 1,520
2. Ohio State (2) 5-0, 1,444
3. Clemson (2) 6-0, 1,406
4. Michigan (1) 6-0, 1,339
5. Washington 6-0, 1,286
6. Texas A&M 6-0, 1,202
7. Louisville 4-1,  1,193
8. Wisconsin 4-1, 1,020
9. Tennessee 5-1, 962
10. Nebraska 5-0, 958
11. Baylor 5-0, 934
12. Ole Miss 3-2, 900
13. Houston 5-1, 701
14. Florida State 4-2, 628
15. Boise State 5-0, 590
16. Miami 4-1, 576
17. Virginia Tech 4-1, 546
18. Florida 4-1, 483
19. Oklahoma 3-2, 476
20. West Virginia 4-0, 424
21. Utah 5-1, 287
22. Arkansas 4-2, 203
23. Auburn 4-2, 166
24. Western Michigan 6-0, 154
25. Navy 4-1, 122

Dropped Out: Stanford 15, North Carolina 17, Colorado 21

Receiving Votes: Georgia 59, Arizona State 53, NC State 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma State 48, North Dakota State 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, Washington State 9, NC State 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego State 2, Wake Forest 1

Amway Coaches Poll
1. Alabama (56) 6-0, 1,570
2. Ohio State (2) 5-0, 1,504
3. Clemson (2) 6-0, 1,455
4. Michigan (1) 6-0, 1,370
5. Washington 6-0, 1,329
6. Texas A&M 6-0, 1,256
7. Louisville  1,201
8. Baylor 5-0, 1,061
9. Nebraska 5-0, 1,052
10. Wisconsin 4-1, 995
11. Tennessee 5-1, 919
12. Houston 5-1, 754
13. Ole Miss 3-2, 746
14. Florida 4-1, 661
15. Boise State 5-0, 628
16. Florida State 4-2, 584
17. Miami 4-1, 580
18. West Virginia 4-0, 526
19. Virginia Tech 4-1, 441
20. Oklahoma 3-2, 424
21. Utah 5-1, 408
22. Arkansas 4-2, 194
23. Western Michigan 6-0, 185
24. Arizona State 5-1, 116
25. LSU 3-2, 81

Dropped Out: Stanford 15, North Carolina 16, Colorado 23

Receiving Votes: Auburn 70, Georgia 63, Navy 58, South Florida 53, North Carolina 51, NC State 34, Oklahoma State 29, USC 13, Stanford 12, Washington State 8, Colorado 7, Wake Forest 6, Memphis 6, Troy 6, TCU 5, Appalachian State 3, Penn State 3, Pittsburgh 3, San Diego State 2, South Alabama 1, Tulsa 1, Middle Tennessee 1

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