BOISE, Idaho Boise State University moved up one spot in all the major football polls on Sunday (Nov. 19), including the Bowl Championship Series standings where the Broncos are now listed in 11th place.
The Broncos (11-0, 7-0 WAC) went from 13th to 12th in the Associated Press media poll, the USA Today Coaches poll and the Harris Interactive poll following the team’s 49-10 win over Utah State University on Saturday (Nov. 18).
In the all important BCS standings, Boise State increased its point average from .5541 to .5640. LSU is ahead of the Broncos in 10th place with an average of .6431, while Auburn is in 12th place with an average of .5341.
Following its win over the University of Michigan on Saturday, Ohio State University is a unanimous number one selection in all three polls and the BCS standings. Michigan did hold on to its second place ranking in the BCS standings and in the AP poll, but fell to No. 3 in the coaches and Harris polls.
A victory for Boise State at the University of Nevada this Saturday (Nov. 25), which would give the Broncos its fifth straight WAC title, should hopefully put the Broncos into position to receive its first ever trip to a BCS bowl game. A team from a non-BCS conference receives an automatic berth to a BCS bowl game it its ranked 12th or higher in the final BCS rankings (to be announced on Dec. 3) and wins its conference championship.
A non-BCS conference team can also receive an automatic bid if it’s in the top 16 of the final BCS rankings and ahead of a conference champion from a BCS league. Currently, the top ranked team from the ACC is Georgia Tech which is 16th in this week’s BCS standings. Boise State
’s game at Nevada
on Saturday will be broadcast live by ESPN2 and begin at 1:15 p.m. (PT)