Boise State Remains the Same in all Three Major Polls and BCS Standings


            BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University remained second in all three major polls this week and held on to its No. 3 position in the Bowl Championship Series standings as the Broncos had the weekend off in preparation for its game on Tuesday (Oct. 26) against Louisiana Tech University.

            While Boise State stayed the same in the polls, the Broncos did lose first place votes in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls, while holding on to its 29 first place votes in the Harris Interactive poll.

            The Broncos received 11 first place votes (down from 15 in last week's rankings) in the AP poll, and just five (down from 11) in the coaches' poll.  

            The University of Oregon remained No. 1 in all three human polls and increased its amount of first place votes.

            In the BCS standings, Auburn is the newest No. 1 team replacing Oklahoma which lost its first game of the season yesterday (Oct. 23) at Missouri. 

            Boise State's BCS average this week was .8846, down from last week's mark of .8898.  Despite being ranked No. 2 in the coaches and Harris polls which make up two-thirds of the BCS average, the Broncos' average computer ranking was sixth. 

            Auburn has the highest average computer ranking while Oregon's computer ranking was eighth.

            Two of Boise State's opponents are also listed in the BCS standings.  Virginia Tech, who the Broncos defeated in their opening game of the season, is 23rd, while Nevada, Boise State's opponent on Nov. 26 (Friday) in Reno, is 24th.

            Boise State's Western Athletic Conference game with Louisiana Tech is set to kickoff at 6:05 p.m. (MT) on Tuesday.  The game is being broadcast nationally by ESPN2.

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