BOISE, Idaho - Despite a 59-0 win over New Mexico State University to open defense of its Western Athletic Conference championship, Boise State University dropped one position to No. 4 in both the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press top 25 polls.
The University of Oregon passed the Broncos in both polls moving up from its previous No. 4 ranking to No. 3 following its 52-31 win over Stanford University.
Oregon (1,300 points) leads Boise State (1,276) by 24 points in the coaches' poll, and 38 points (1,379 to 1,341) in the media poll. Boise State still received one first place vote in the AP poll, while the Ducks received no first place votes.
Alabama continues to dominate both polls with 57 of 58 first place votes in the coaches' poll, and 58 of 60 first place votes in the media poll. No. 2 Ohio State received the other remaining first place vote in both polls.
Boise State returns home to Bronco Stadium this Saturday (Oct. 9) for its final non-conference game of the season when it plays host to Toledo at 6:00 p.m. (MT).