BOISE, Idaho Boise State University cracked the top 12 for the first time this season in the Bowl Championship Series standings on Sunday (Nov. 12) when the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced this week’s rankings.

            The Broncos moved up two spots from last week following the team’s 23-20 win at San Jose State University on Saturday (Nov. 11).  Boise State has an average score of .5541. 

            Ohio State University continues to lead the BCS standings with an average score of .9765.  The University of Michigan is second at .9375 with USC (.8699), the University of Florida (.8495) and the University of Notre Dame (.8193) rounding out the top five.

            LSU is just ahead of Boise State in 11th place with an average score of .6028.  Defending national champion the University of Texas is 13th with a score of .5169.

            The No. 12 ranking is key to Boise State making a possible trip to a BCS bowl as the champion from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference or the Sun Belt Conference will earn an automatic berth if its ranked 12th or higher in the final BCS ranking of the season. 

            The final rankings will be announced by F0X Sports on Dec. 3 (Sunday) at 6:00 p.m. (MT).

            In the other three major college polls announced today, Boise State remained in 13th place in the USA Today Coaches poll, while moving from 14th to 13th in the Associated Press and Harris Interactive polls.

            The Broncos play their final regular season home game this Saturday (Nov. 18) beginning at 1:06 p.m. against Utah State University.

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