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Boise State moves up in AP Top 25 Poll and Coaches Poll after beating Wyoming in overtime

The Broncos are still in the middle of a pack of Group of 5 teams vying for a bid to the Cotton Bowl.
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Boise State running back George Holani, left, tries to break away from two Wyoming defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

BOISE, Idaho — It wasn't the prettiest win, but the Broncos still managed to beat the Wyoming Cowboys in overtime on Saturday night at Albertsons Stadium. The 20-17 win keeps Boise State alive in the Group of 5's race to the Cotton Bowl as they're still in the middle of the Group of 5 pack in the polls.

Boise State (8-1, 5-0) is now No. 19 in the AP Top 25 Poll, up from last week's No. 21 ranking. The Broncos also moved up to No. 19 in the Amway Coaches Poll, after being ranked No. 21 last week.

The Broncos still trail two American Athletic Conference teams, No. 17 Cinncinati Bearcats (8-1) and No. 18 Memphis Tigers (8-1). Behind the Broncos, the SMU Mustangs (9-1) sit at No. 20 and the Navy Midshipmen (7-1) are at No. 21.

Cincinnati and Memphis play each other in Memphis on Nov. 29, while Navy and SMU play on Nov. 23.

San Diego State (7-2, 4-2) dropped out of the AP Top 25 Poll after losing to the Nevada Wolfpack 17-13 at home.

The Aztecs still lead the West Division, with a one-game lead over the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors (6-4, 3-3) and Nevada (6-4, 3-3).

In the Mountain Division, Boise State still continues to control their own destiny as they're undefeated in conference play. The Broncos have a one-game lead over the Air Force Falcons (7-2, 4-1) and the Utah State Aggies (5-4, 4-1). Boise State plays Utah State in Logan, UT on Nov. 23.

The Broncos' next game will be against the New Mexico Lobos (2-7, 0-5) on Nov. 16 at Albertsons Stadium. It will be Boise State's last home game of the season and will be Senior Night.

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