Broncos Finish Season Ranked No. 7 and 9 in Major Polls

                The 2010 football season officially came to an end this past Monday (Jan. 10) and the final polls were released on Tuesday (Jan. 11) with Boise State University ranked No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches' poll, and No. 9 in the Associated Press media poll.

                This marks the third time in school history the Broncos have finished a season ranked among the top 10 schools in the country in both polls. 

                The Broncos finished the 2006 season (13-0) with a No. 5 and 6 ranking in the AP and coaches' poll, respectively.  Last year (2009) following a school and national record of 14-0, Boise State finished the year ranked No. 4 in both polls.

                Boise State, which finished the year with an overall record of 12-1, began the 2010 season ranked No. 3 in the media poll and No. 5 in the coaches.  The Broncos climbed to a school record No. 2 ranking in both polls midway through the season. 

                In the coaches' poll, Boise State received 1,012 points, while receiving 1,031 points in the AP poll.  The Broncos finished the regular season ranked No. 10 in both polls, but moved up in the rankings following its 26-3 victory over the University of Utah in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22.

                Auburn University (14-0) was ranked No. 1 in both polls following its 22-19 win over the University of Oregon (12-1) in the BCS National Championship game on Monday night.

                TCU, the only other undefeated team in the country at 13-0, was ranked No. 2 in both polls followed by the Ducks at No. 3, Stanford University (12-1) at No. 4 and Ohio State University (12-1) at No. 5.

                The University of Oklahoma (12-2) was the only other team ranked ahead of the Broncos in the coaches' poll.

                In the AP poll, Oklahoma at No. 6, Wisconsin (11-2) at No. 7 and LSU (11-2) at No. 8 were ranked ahead of Boise State.

                Boise State now begins its off-season training schedule next week before starting spring practice on March 7 (Monday).

                The Broncos open the 2011 season on Sept. 3 (Saturday) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta against the University of Georgia.

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