BOISE, Idaho Boise State University’s 38-7 win at the University of Nevada on Nov. 25 (Saturday), not only secured the Broncos fifth straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) title, but their undefeated record of 12-0 also pushed the team’s ranking to eighth in the Bowl Championship Series standings almost assuring the school’s first appearance in a BCS Bowl.
The official announcement of the final BCS standings will not be made until Dec. 3 (Sunday). Boise State is in line to receive its first BCS Bowl bid as 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.
The Bronco’s eighth place BCS ranking is the highest for the team since Nov. 21, 2004, when Boise State was ranked seventh. The Broncos would eventually finish ninth in the final BCS standing of 2004.
Ohio State continues to hold down the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings with a perfect 1.000 average score. USC moved past Michigan into the No. 2 spot while Michigan fell to No. 3. Florida remained at No. 4 while LSU moved up five positions to fifth after defeating Arkansas. Louisville is sixth, followed by Wisconsin, Boise State, Arkansas and Notre Dame to round out the top 10.
Boise State made history in the USA Today Coaches poll today with a ninth place ranking. The previous high for the Broncos in the coaches’ poll was 10th prior to Boise State’s Liberty Bowl game against Louisville in 2004.
The Broncos are ranked 10th
in this week’s Associate Press poll, which ties its previous high ranking, which was also in 2004 prior to the Liberty Bowl.