Broncos Ranked No. 8 by Sports Illustrated
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State football team garnered a No. 8 ranking in Sports Illustrated’s Preseason Top 25 Poll.

The Broncos also earned a preseason top-10 ranking (No. 7) in the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released Aug. 4.

In Sports Illustrated’s 2011 College Football Preview edition -- dated Aug. 22 and on newsstands now --’s Albert Chen highlights America’s top college football coaches. The Broncos’ Chris Petersen was ranked No. 3 on the list.

The magazine also rated the top 10 games of the season, and Boise State’s meeting with TCU at Bronco Stadium (Nov. 12) was seventh on the list.

Boise State is slated to open the 2011 season against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Sept. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., and the game will be televised by ESPN.

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