Ranked among the nation’s Top 25 for most of the 2008 season, the Boise State football team finished the 2008 season ranked among the Top 15 in both the AP and USA Today Polls, released on Friday (Jan. 9th).  

The Broncos, who finished the season 12-1, were ranked 11th nationally in the Associated Press Media Poll, and 13th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.  Boise State went unbeaten in the regular season for the third time in the last five years, climbing as high as #9 in the BCS, AP and USA Today Polls.  

Two Bronco opponents during the 2008 season finished ranked in the Top 10 nationally.  TCU checked in at number 7 in both polls, while Oregon finished 9th in the AP Poll and 10th in the USA Today Poll.  Boise State defeated Oregon 37-32 on September 20 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.  The Broncos fell 17-16 to TCU in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl.

Boise State has been ranked in the season ending Top 20 in both the AP and USA Today/Coaches Poll five times since 2002.  The Broncos are one of just 10 teams in the country to finish in the Top 20 in both of those polls in at least five of the past seven years.  The other nine teams are Ohio State, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, LSU, Virginia Tech, Auburn and Michigan.

Boise State and USC are the only two teams over the past seven years to win 80 games, make seven bowl appearances, win at least six conference championships and be ranked in the top 20 at least five of those years.

Click here for the 2008 final season rankings

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