Broncos back in the AP Top 25

Broncos back in the AP Top 25

Broncos back in the AP Top 25

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by Jay Tust & Associated Press

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Posted on September 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 11:20 AM

BOISE -- The Boise State football team climbed back into the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday after a two week hiatus.

The Broncos checked in at No. 24 following a 39-12 victory in their home opener on Saturday against Miami (OH).

Boise State was ranked No. 24 in the AP preseason poll, but fell to No. 26 following a 17-13 loss at Michigan State in the first game of the season.

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 - Boise State climbed from No. 26 to No. 24 despite losing points in the polls. They went from 106 to 95.
 - The Broncos are one of four one-loss teams in the AP poll. No. 25 Nebraska (lost to No. 19 UCLA), No. 21 Michigan State (lost to No. 11 Notre Dame), No. 18 Michigan (lost to No. 1 Alabama) and No. 13 USC (lost to No. 9 Stanford) were also beat by teams in the top 25 this season.
 - Despite losing points, more polster voted for Boise State this week. Twenty-nine of the 60 AP writers place the Broncos in their top 25, up from 25 last week.
 - Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph newspaper in Georgia gave Boise State their highest ranking at No. 17. He slotted the Broncos three spots ahead of Michigan State.
 - Josh Kendall of The State newspaper in South Carolina dropped Boise State from No. 11 to No. 18 on his ballot. Interestingly enough, Kendall moved the Broncos backwards for the first time this season despite the fact they won for the first time this season.
BSU’s ranked on Kendall’s ballot:
 Week 1 - 18
 Week 2 - 13
 Week 3 - 11
 Week 4 - 18

2012 Opponents
Michigan State: Lost at home to Notre Dame, 17-3. As a result, the Spartans dropped to No. 21 and the Irish climbed to No. 11.
Note: While Michigan State is just three spots ahead of Boise State, they do hold a comfortable 223 point lead.
BYU: Fell complete out of the top 25 after losing to Utah, 24-21. The Cougars - previously ranked No. 25 - did not receive a single vote this week.
Fresno State: Received two votes following their 69-14 thrashing of Colorado. The Broncos host the Bulldogs on Oct. 13. It seems unlikely Fresno State could gain enough momentum to be ranked by that date.

AP Top 25
 1. Alabama (58), 3-0, 1498
 2. LSU (2), 3-0, 1433
 3. Oregon, 3-0, 1356
 4. Florida State, 3-0, 1275
 5. Georgia, 3-0, 1203
 6. Oklahoma, 2-0, 1181
 7. South Carolina, 3-0, 1081
 8. West Virginia, 2-0, 1051
 9. Stanford, 2-0, 1009
 10. Clemson, 2-0, 899
 11. Notre Dame, 2-0, 854
 12. Texas, 2-0, 816
 13. USC, 2-1, 776
 14. Florida, 3-0, 743
 15. Kansas State, 3-0, 683
 16. Ohio State, 3-0, 680
 17. TCU, 2-0, 535
 18. Michigan, 2-1, 448
 19. UCLA, 3-0, 429
 20. Louisville, 3-0, 366
 21. Michigan State, 2-1, 318
 22. Arizona, 3-0, 296
 23. Mississippi State, 3-0, 106
24. Boise State, 1-1, 95
 25. Nebraska, 2-1, 80

Receiving votes: Oregon State (1-0), 68; Baylor (2-0), 55; Northwestern (3-0), 41; Ohio (3-0), 20; Rutgers (3-0), 19; Oklahoma State (2-1), 19; Iowa State (3-0), 15; Virginia Tech (2-1), 13; Cincinnati (2-0), 9; Tennessee (2-1), 6; Wisconsin (2-1), 5; Texas Tech (3-0), 5; Missouri (2-1), 4; Texas A&M (1-1), 4; Georgia Tech (2-1), 3; Fresno State (2-1), 3; Utah (2-1), 1
 

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