BOISE, Idaho Improving its record to 8-0 with a 49-0 win at New Mexico State University this past Saturday (Nov. 1), the Boise State University football team has cracked the top 10 in three major college polls and the Bowl Championship Series standings for the first time this season.

Ranked No. 11 last week in all four rankings, the Broncos moved to ninth in the Associated Press media poll, 10th in the USA Today Coaches and Harris Interactive polls and 10th in the BCS standings.

The No. 9 spot in the AP poll marks the highest Boise State has been ranked during the regular season in media and coaches’ polls since it was ranked 10th heading into its game against the University of Nevada during the 2004 season. Boise State went on to finish the regular season ranked 10th in 2004.

The highest ranking at the end of the regular season for the Broncos came in 2006 when they were listed ninth by both the AP and coaches.

The highest ever ranking for Boise State in either poll came following its win over the University of Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl to close out the 2006 season ranked No. 5 by the AP and No. 6 by the coaches.

Following the loss by previous No. 1 the University of Texas this past weekend to Texas Tech University, the University of Alabama is ranked first in all the polls, and also No. 1 in the BCS standings with an average of .9747. Boise State’s BCS average is .6529.

The University of Utah is the only non-BCS conference school ranked ahead of Boise State in the BCS standings at No. 8.

Boise State is ranked ahead of Utah by one position in the AP poll, but the media rankings do not apply to the BCS standings.

The Broncos are back home for the first time in three weeks when they play host to Utah State University in a 12:07 p.m. (MT) kickoff at Bronco Stadium.

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