Boise State Receives Highest Ranking in School History at No. 2

            BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University established another first for its football program on Sunday (Oct. 17) when all three major college polls placed the Broncos at No. 2.

            The USA Today Coaches and Harris Interactive polls, which make up two-thirds of the point total in the Bowl Championship Series standings, and the Associated Press media poll which does not count in the BCS standings, each selected Boise State second behind the University of Oregon. 

            Boise State received 11 first place votes and 1,385 points in the coaches' poll, 29 first place votes and 2,685 points in the Harris poll, and 15 first place votes and 1,433 points in the AP poll.

            The previous highest ranking for the Broncos has been this season with a No. 3 ranking in all three polls.

            Breaking down Oregon's votes and points, the Ducks received 42 first place votes and 1,452 points in the USA Today poll, 77 first place votes and 2,774 points in the Harris poll and 39 first place votes and 1,471 points in the media poll.

            In the first BSC standings of the season also released today, the Broncos come in at No. 3 behind Oklahoma and Oregon.  Boise State's BCS average was .8898 with the Sooners coming in at .9215 and the Ducks at .8921. 

            The computer ranking, which averages six computer rankings and makes up the other one-third of the BCS standings, had Oklahoma first with a .9800 average.  Boise State was ranked seventh in the computer average at .7800.

            The No. 3 BCS ranking is also the highest in school history.  The Broncos were ranked fourth in the final regular season standings last year.

            Boise State has this weekend off from competition, but picks its schedule up next Tuesday (Oct. 26) hosting Louisiana Tech in a game to broadcast nationally on ESPN2.  Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. (MT).

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