Broncos drop out of AP Top 25, stay in coaches poll

Broncos drop out of AP Top 25, stay in coaches poll

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by Associated Press & KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 11:20 AM

BOISE -- The Boise State University football team has dropped out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll after narrowly losing 17-13 at Michigan State on Friday.

The Broncos came into the game ranked 24th in the preseason AP poll. The Spartans moved up two spots, from 13th to 11th after the win.

In the weekly Mountain West press conference, Coach Chris Petersen expressed the desire to get back out there and play again to see if they can right their wrongs. He said that Boise State needs to focus on themselves, "It's about us getting better and doing what we need to do fundamentally."

Coach Petersen will not have his weekly news conference with local media due to the bye.

The last time the Broncos were not ranked in the AP top 25 was Sept. 14, 2008.

The Broncos were the only non-Bowl Championship Series team in the top 25.

Meanwhile, Alabama is the new No. 1 college football team in the nation, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.

This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.

Associated Press Top 25 college football poll:

 1. Alabama (45)         1-0   1,481   2
  2. Southern Cal (11)  1-0   1,435   1
  3. LSU (4)                   1-0   1,382   3
  4. Oregon                    1-0   1,295   5
  5. Oklahoma               1-0   1,170   4
  6. Florida St.              1-0   1,135   7
  7. Georgia                  1-0   1,083   6
  8. Arkansas                1-0     992  10
  9. South Carolina       1-0    980   9
  9. West Virginia         1-0    980  11
 11. Michigan St.          1-0    915  13
 12. Clemson                1-0    788  14
 13. Wisconsin             1-0    664  12
 14. Ohio St.                 1-0    634  18
 15. Virginia Tech        1-0    604  16
 16. Nebraska              1-0    603  17
 17. Texas                     1-0    584  15
 18. Oklahoma St.       1-0    558  19
 19. Michigan               0-1    446   8
 20. TCU                       0-0    355  20
 21. Kansas St.            1-0    339  22
 22. Notre Dame          1-0    198  NR
 23. Louisville                1-0   190  25
 24. Florida                   1-0    145  23
 25. Stanford                1-0    131  21
 

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas St. 10, Missouri 7, South Florida 5, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Auburn 3, Mississippi St. 3, Cincinnati 2.

The USA Today Coaches poll:

Sept 4, 2012
Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Alabama (37)
1-0
1,447
2
2.
1-0
1,398
3
3.
LSU (7)
1-0
1,375
1
4.
Oregon (1)
1-0
1,286
5
5.
Oklahoma
1-0
1,171
4
6.
1-0
1,144
7
7.
Georgia
1-0
1,092
6
8.
West Virginia
1-0
1,032
11
9.
1-0
943
9
10.
1-0
929
10
11.
1-0
868
13
12.
Clemson
1-0
826
14
13.
1-0
719
12
14.
Nebraska
1-0
652
16
15.
Texas
1-0
600
15
16.
Oklahoma State
1-0
595
19
17.
TCU
0-0
479
17
18.
Virginia Tech
1-0
476
20
19.
Michigan
0-1
427
8
20.
Kansas State
1-0
414
21
21.
Stanford
1-0
324
18
22.
Notre Dame
1-0
252
24
23.
Florida
1-0
204
23
24.
Louisville
1-0
109
NR
25.
Boise State
0-1
82
22

Dropped out
No. 25 Auburn (0-1).
Others receiving votes
Washington 55; Brigham Young 41; Baylor 39; Tennessee 29; Utah 20; Auburn 18; Georgia Tech 16; Missouri 16; Texas A&M 13; South Florida 12; Central Florida 11; Ohio 11; Cincinnati 10; Mississippi State 10; Virginia 7; Arizona 6; Louisiana Tech 6; Nevada 5; Vanderbilt 3; Northwestern 1; Rutgers 1; Texas Tech 1.


Bronco tickets:

Tickets for all Bronco home games go on sale Wedneday at 10 a.m.

These single-game tickets can be purchased online at BroncoSports.com or IdahoTickets.com, at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling the Boise State Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.

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