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BRONCOS MOVE TO NO. 8 IN BOTH MAJOR POLLS / HIGHEST REGULAR SEASON RANKING IN SCHOOL HISTORY

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            BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University moved to No. 8 in both the major college football polls following its 51-34 win at Fresno State this past Friday (Sept. 18), the highest regular season ranking in school history.

            The Broncos moved up two spots in both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches' polls.  Boise State received 1,038 points in the media poll and 976 in the coaches' poll.

            The previous highest regular season ranking for Boise State was ninth.  The first time the Broncos reached the No. 9 ranking was at the end of 2006 regular season.  Boise State would go on to be ranked No. 5 in the final AP poll, and No. 6 in the final USA Today poll following its 43-42 overtime win over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. 

            Boise State was also ranked ninth in both polls the last four weeks of the 2008 regular season.

            The University of Florida continues to be ranked No. 1 in the country.  The Gators received 55 of the 60 AP first place votes, and was a unanimous first place selection in the coaches' poll.  The University of Texas and the University of Alabama are second and third, respectively, in both polls.  Ole Miss is fourth followed by Penn State in the AP rankings, while the two are switched in the coaches' poll.

            Boise State is also the highest ranked team from a non-Bowl Championship Series conference.  TCU is the next highest non-BCS conference team with a No. 14 ranking in the coaches' poll, and No. 15 in the AP poll.

            The Broncos remain on the road for their next game traveling to the state of Ohio to face Bowling Green on Saturday (Sept. 26).  Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. (ET).