BOISE -- The Boise State football team was left out of the Associated Press' Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll when the rankings were released on Sunday.
The Broncos, who did not play this week, remained at No. 26 (106 votes) in the AP, despite actually gaining 27 votes. Boise State was jumped by UCLA (No. 22), Tennessee (No. 23), Arizona (No. 24) and BYU (No. 25), while Arkansas (79 votes), Nebraska (79 votes), Wisconsin (44 votes) and Oklahoma State (13 votes) all fell out of the top 25 and behind the Broncos is the “receiving votes” column.
In the coaches’ poll - once again - Boise State managed to increase their vote total (going from 82 to 104) but they dropped from No. 25 to No. 26.
As a result, the Broncos’ run of 63 straight weeks in the top 25 comes to an end. Their streak was the second longest in the nation, trailing only Alabama, who has been ranked for 67 consecutive polls.
2012 Boise State opponents
Michigan State: Following the Spartans 41-7 victory over Central Michigan, they moved from No. 11 to No. 10 in both The Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
BYU: The Cougars thrashed FCS-foe Weber State 45-13 on Saturday and moved up to No. 25 in the AP. In the coaches’ poll, BYU gained 29 votes but dropped from No. 27 to No. 30.
Nevada: The Wolf Pack received five votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll following their 31-24 season opening victory over California. However, after Nevada managed to blow an 11-point fourth quarter lead at home to South Florida on Saturday, they did not receive a single vote this week.
No Joshing Around
Josh Kendall, a writer for The State in South Carolina, ranked the Broncos No. 11 on his AP ballot. This marks the second straight week Kendall has bumped Boise State up despite not winning a game.
Kendall’s BSU rankings:
Week 1 (Preseason) - 18 Week 2 - 13 Week 3 - 11
Twenty-five of the 60 total AP voters placed Boise State in their top 25. They include Kendall, Seth Emerson (No. 15; Macon Telegraph - Georgia), Bill Rabinowitz (No. 19; Columbus Dispatch - Ohio) and Joe Giglio (No. 19; The News & Observer of Raleigh - North Carolina).