Broncos No. 3 in AP Poll ? Highest Ranking in School History

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                The Boise State University football team received its highest ranking in school history on Saturday (Aug. 21) when the Associated Press selected the Broncos third in its preseason top 25 poll.

                The Broncos received 1,336 points and one first place vote.  Boise State's lone first place vote came from Joe Giglio of The Times & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

                Defending national champion Alabama as expected was in the No. 1 spot with the Crimson Tide receiving 1,491 points and 54 first place votes.  Alabama was also the No. 1 selection in the USA Today Coaches' preseason poll. 

Ohio State was No. 2 in the AP poll with 1,400 points and three first place votes.  The two remaining first place votes went to No. 5 Texas and No. 7 Oklahoma.  Florida rounded out the top five at the No. 4 spot with 1,237 points.

                Boise State's previous high ranking was No. 4 in the final 2009 AP and USA Today Coaches' Polls. 

                The Broncos were picked No. 5 in the coaches' preseason poll earlier this month.       

                Boise State opens the season on Sept. 6 (Monday) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland against Virginia Tech.  The Hokies were selected No. 10 in the preseason poll and No. 6 in the coaches' poll.

                One other 2010 Boise State opponent was also selected in the AP preseason poll with Oregon State coming in at No. 24.  The Broncos will host the Beavers on Sept. 25 (Saturday) in Boise State's first home game of the season.

                Following is the complete AP top 25 poll.

1.       Alabama (54)                     1,491

2.       Ohio State (3)                    1,400

3.       Boise State (1)                   1,336

4.       Florida                                  1,237

5.       Texas (1)                              1,223

6.       TCU                                        1,160

7.       Oklahoma (1)                     1,104

8.       Nebraska                             1,033

9.       Iowa                                      1,007

10.   Virginia Tech                      973

11.   Oregon                                 870

12.   Wisconsin                            822

13.   Miami (Fla.)                        785

14.   USC                                        590

15.   Pittsburgh                           516

16.   Georgia Tech                     511

17.   Arkansas                              496

18.   North Carolina                   397

19.   Penn State                          382

20.   Florida State                       379

21.   LSU                                        300

22.   Auburn                                 296

23.   Georgia                                206

24.   Oregon State                     198

25.   West Virginia                     184

Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 108; Stanford 81; Utah 80; South Carolina 71; Houston 66; Connecticut 32; Notre Dame 31; Missouri 27; BYU 19; Arizona 15; Clemson 15; Texas Tech 14; Navy 12; Washington 8; Texas A&M 7; Ole Miss 6; Oklahoma State 3; Central Michigan 2; Middle Tennessee 2; Temple 2; Boston College 1; SMU 1; UCF 1