Broncos Drop in all Three Polls and BCS Standings

            BOISE, Idaho - As expected, Boise State University (10-1) dropped in all three major human polls and the Bowl Championship Series standings following its 34-31 overtime loss to the University of Nevada (11-1) last Friday (Nov. 26) in Reno.

            The Broncos went from fourth to 11th in the BCS standings, while falling from third to 10th in the USA Today Coaches and Harris Interactive polls.  Boise State only fell to ninth in the Associated Press poll after being ranked third in last week's media poll.

            The University of Oregon (11-0) remains first in the three polls, but the Ducks were knocked out their previous No. 1 position in the BCS standings by Auburn University (12-0).  The Tigers lead Oregon by the just two ten-thousandth of a point - .9779 to .9777.

            TCU, the only other undefeated team at 12-0, is third in all three polls and the BCS standings.

            Stanford University (11-1) takes over Boise State's No. 4 position in the BCS standings, while the University of Wisconsin (11-1) is fifth.

            Stanford and Wisconsin's positions are reversed in the polls with the Badgers at No. 4 and the Cardinal at No. 5.

            The Broncos closeout their regular season this Saturday (Dec. 4) at 1:00 p.m. in Bronco Stadium against Utah State University. 

A victory by Boise State, and a win by Nevada at Louisiana Tech this weekend, will make a three-way tie for this year's Western Athletic Conference Championship between the Broncos, Wolf Pack and the University of Hawai'i, all at 7-1.

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