LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

BOISE -- After a commanding 50-14 win over Utah State, the Boise State Broncos are ready to go bowling.

At a news conference Sunday evening, the Broncos announced that they have accepted an invite to play in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. That bowl is December 22 and will be against Utah, who has already accepted their invite.

I think it fits very much to what we were hoping for, said Coach Chris Petersen. It's a good date. I think if you're not playing in one of those BCS National Championship games, it's good to play before Christmas.

The bowl will be at 6 p.m. MST on ESPN.

The location is convienient for fans, family -- not to say what there is to do there beside the football game, Petersen said. To cap it off we have a very very good opponent - that might be the most important thing.

The University of Utah accepted their bowl invitation on December 1. The Utes will bring a nine-game bowl winning streak to Sam Boyd Stadium.

Tickets for the 2010 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas are on sale now. Prices of remaining tickets are $35, $55 and $100 and can be reserved by phone at 1-866-388-FANS, online at www.unlvtickets.com or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.

This week's polls put kept the Broncos in the top 10. The Associated Press Poll dropped the Broncos down to the number 10 spot. Number 10 is where the Coaches Poll kept the team this week, the same ranking as last week.

Auburn jumped Oregon in the Associated Press Poll to take the number 1 spot there. Auburn beat South Carolina 56-17 in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Oregon also picked up a win in the Civil War, taking a 37-20 victory over Oregon State. TCU finished their season last week, having achieved a 12-0 record.

Auburn and Oregon will face each other in the Tostitos BCS National ChampionshipGame.

Three other WAC teams are taking on bowls.Hawai'i will be taking on Tulsa in theSheraton Hawai'i Bowl. Nevada will face BostonCollege in the Kraft Fight Hunger. And theuDrove Humanitarian Bowl will have Fresno State versus Northern Illinois.

BowlChampionship Series Standings

1. Auburn
2. Oregon
3. TCU
4. Stanford
5. Wisconsin
6. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma
8. Arkansas
9. Michigan State
10. LSU
11. Boise State

Coaches Poll Top 10

1. Oregon (34) 12-0 1450
2. Auburn (24) 13-0 1437
3. TCU (1) 12-0 1348
4. Wisconsin 11-1 1276
5. Stanford 11-1 1239
6. Ohio State 11-1 1200
7. Michigan State 11-1 1104
8. Arkansas 10-2 1008
9. Oklahoma 11-2 1008
10. Boise State 11-1 914

Associated Press Top 10

1. Auburn (36) 13-0 1473
2. Oregon (23) 12-0 1462
3. TCU (1) 12-0 1379
4. Wisconsin 11-1 1289
5. Stanford 11-1 1283
6. Ohio State 11-1 1179
7. Michigan State 11-1 1101
8. Arkansas 10-2 1085
9. Oklahoma 11-2 976
10. Boise State 11-1 932

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.nwcn.com/story/sports/ncaa/2014/07/30/12910370/