Broncos Drop to No. 4 in Human Polls / Remain Fourth in BCS Standings

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            BOISE, Idaho - Despite another dominating performance in its 42-7 win over the University of Hawai'i this past Saturday (Nov. 6) afternoon, the Boise State University football team fell to No. 4 in the three major human polls, while holding on to its No. 4 position in this week's Bowl Championship Series standings.

            The Broncos dropped from second to fourth in the Associated Press media poll, and from third to fourth in the USA Toady Coaches and the Harris Interactive polls.  The coaches and Harris polls combine for two-thirds of the BCS standings, while the AP does not in the standings. 

The remaining one-third of the BCS standings comes from the average computer rankings where Boise State was fifth this week after being fourth the week before.

            Boise State did continue to receive first place votes in all three rankings with nine in Harris poll, seven in the media poll and three in the coaches' poll.

            While the Broncos stayed at No. 4 in the BCS standings, its margin behind No. 3 TCU increased to 397 points.  Last week the Horn Frogs led Boise State by only 87 points.

            For the second straight week the University of Oregon led all the polls and was again No. 1 in the BCS standings followed by Auburn and then TCU. 

            The Broncos travel north this week for a Western Athletic Conference game at the University of Idaho on Friday (Nov. 12).  Kickoff time is set for 6:00 p.m. (PT) with the game being broadcast live by ESPN2 and ESPN 3D.