BOISE, Idaho - While there were several changes in this week's national football rankings, everything stayed the same for Boise State as the Broncos remained at No. 5 in all three major polls and the Bowl Championship Standings.
Following its 48-21 win at UNLV this past Saturday (Nov. 5) night, Boise State increased its totals in the USA Today Coaches poll by five points (1,237 to 1,242) and in the Associated Press media poll by 47 points (1,241 to 1,288). The Broncos' point total fell in the Harris Interactive Poll by 16 (2,438 to 2,422), and its average in the BCS Standings went from .8522 to .8473.
Only the coaches and Harris polls, along with the BCS computer rankings, make up the point totals for the BCS Standings. Boise State has the fourth best computer average for the second straight week.
No. 1 LSU has a solid lead in all the polls and the BCS Standings following its 9-6 overtime win at previous No. 2 Alabama. The Crimson Tide fell to No. 4 in the polls, but is No. 3 in the BCS Standings just ahead of No. 4 Stanford. Oklahoma State replaced Alabama at No. 2.
Boise State returns home to face its second nationally ranked opponent of the season this Saturday (Nov. 12) when the TCU Horned Frogs visit Bronco Stadium for the first time. Following two defeats earlier in the season, TCU (7-2) is now No. 24 in the coaches' poll and No. 25 in the Harris poll.
TCU is also one win ahead of the Broncos in the race for the 2011 Mountain West championship with a 4-0 mark in league play. Boise State is 3-0 in the MW.
Kickoff for Saturday's game is 1:30 p.m. (MT) and will be broadcast nationally by VERSUS.
The other ranked opponent Boise State has played this season is Georgia. Following its season opening loss to the Broncos in Atlanta and a loss at South Carolina, the Bulldogs have won seven straight games are now No. 15 in this week's BCS Standings.