Boise State up to No. 2 in Coaches and AP, debuts at No. 3 in first BCS standings

If you've just come out of your San-Jose-State-football-induced nap, I have good news for you: You're a fan of the No. 2 football team in the country.

Boise State earned its highest ranking in school history as the No. 2 team in both the AP poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Thanks, overrated Ohio State. Also, the first BCS standings are out and the Broncos are No. 3 in those, behind Oklahoma and Oregon.

How do you feel about the Broncos' No. 2 ranking? What do you expect to happen with the BCS standings? Polls and more after the jump.

OBNUG reader ShrewdOne is keeping tabs on all the computer rankings from this week over in a FanShot. 

 

Coach Pete doesn't mean to throw water on this, but actually yes he does

I need not remind you that Coach Pete (and by extension many Broncon fans) finds no real importance in these rankings until they are final in December.

BCS expert Brad Edwards's prediction

Edwards has Oklahoma No. 1 and Boise State No. 3. Edwards also probably has a Microsoft Excel fetish because you have to have some serious formula jones to have any idea what's going on.

Onto the polls

AP poll

  1. Oregon (39) 6-0 1471 2
  2. Boise State (15) 6-0 1433 3
  3. Oklahoma (3) 6-0 1355 6
  4. TCU (3) 7-0 1340 4
  5. Auburn 7-0 1279 7
  6. LSU 7-0 1132 9
  7. Alabama 6-1 1121 8
  8. Michigan State 7-0 1062 13
  9. Utah 6-0 1019 11
  10. Wisconsin 6-1 920 18
  11. Ohio State 6-1 895 1
  12. Stanford 5-1 828 14
  13. Iowa 5-1 768 15
  14. Nebraska 5-1 684 5
  15. Arizona 5-1 619 17
  16. Florida State 6-1 615 16
  17. Oklahoma State 6-0 575 20
  18. Missouri 6-0 552 21
  19. South Carolina 4-2 372 10
  20. West Virginia 5-1 346 25
  21. Arkansas 4-2 343 12
  22. Texas 4-2 267 30
  23. Virginia Tech 5-2 122 29
  24. Mississippi State 5-2 111 0
  25. Miami (Fla.) 4-2 85 27

Others Receiving Votes: Southern California(5-2) 80; Kansas State(5-1) 40; Nevada(6-1) 19; North Carolina(4-2) 8; Northwestern(5-1) 8; Hawaii(5-2) 8; Michigan(5-2) 7; Georgia Tech(5-2) 5; Oregon State(3-3) 3; North Carolina State(5-2) 2; Baylor(5-2) 2; Washington(3-3) 1; Kentucky(4-3) 1; Air Force(5-2) 1; East Carolina(4-2) 1

Coaches Poll

  1. Oregon (42) 6-0 1,452 2
  2. Boise State (11) 6-0 1,385 3
  3. Oklahoma (4) 6-0 1,334 6
  4. TCU (1) 7-0 1,300 5
  5. Auburn (1) 7-0 1,238 7
  6. LSU 7-0 1,132 9
  7. Alabama 6-1 1,085 8
  8. Michigan State 7-0 1,037 11
  9. Utah 6-0 1,004 10
  10. Ohio State 6-1 936 1
  11. Wisconsin 6-1 867 16
  12. Iowa 5-1 785 14
  13. Nebraska 5-1 768 4
  14. Stanford 5-1 689 15
  15. Oklahoma State 6-0 659 18
  16. Missouri 6-0 640 19
  17. Florida State 6-1 608 17
  18. Arizona 5-1 494 20
  19. West Virginia 5-1 323 25
  20. South Carolina 4-2 284 12
  21. Arkansas 4-2 274 13
  22. Texas 4-2 256 NR
  23. Virginia Tech 5-2 165 NR
  24. Mississippi State 5-2 133 NR
  25. Miami (Fla.) 4-2 127 NR

Dropped out
No. 21 Nevada (6-1, lost to Hawaii 27-21), No. 22 Florida (4-3, lost to then-unranked Mississippi State 10-7), No. 23 Air Force (5-2, lost to San Diego State 27-25), No. 24 Michigan (5-2, lost to then-No. 14 Iowa 38-28).

Others receiving votes
Northwestern (5-1) 60; Kansas State (5-1) 53; Nevada (6-1) 28; Michigan (5-2) 23; Hawaii (5-2) 9; North Carolina (5-2) 8; Georgia Tech (5-2) 6; Air Force (5-2) 5; East Carolina (4-2) 4; Baylor (5-2) 3; Navy (4-2) 1.

BCS rankings

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. Auburn
  5. TCU
  6. LSU
  7. Michigan State
  8. Alabama
  9. Utah
  10. Ohio State
  11. Missouri
  12. Stanford
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Iowa

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