Where Boise State stands in this week's polls

After witnessing Boise State's near collapse against New Mexico on Saturday night, I feel a little strange writing a poll-watching post. Aren't polls the last thing Boise State needs to worry about at this point? The Broncos nearly lost to a team that cannot pass. There are more important things to do than stalking the Colley Matrix.

And yet, I am still stalking the Colley Matrix (matrix up! this week). It's a good distraction, if nothing else. Consider it a side job to Bronco Nation's 24-7 occupation of worrying about Boise State's decision making. Polls are below.

Boise State polls

Poll Rank Prev UP/DWN
BCS Available October 21
Coaches 25 28 ▲ 3
Harris Available October 14
AP 27 24 ▼ 3
Chadd Cripe 24 22 ▼ 2
BlogPoll 32 29 ▼ 3
Sagarin 19 18 ▼ 1
Billingsley 12 10 ▼ 2
Kenneth Massey 27 38 ▲ 11
Colley Matrix 31 40 ▲ 9
Anderson Hester Available October 14
Wolfe Available October 14
Simulated BCS 27 23 ▼ 4

This is what the polls are: BCS rankings (two humans and a compendium of computers), USA Today Coaches' Poll (college football coaches and interns of coaches), Harris Poll (somewhat important people somewhat associated with college football), AP Top 25 (media), Chadd Cripe (Idaho Statesman reporter), SB Nation Blogpoll (bloggers), Sagarin Ratings w/ ELO_CHESS (computer), Billingsley (computer), Kenneth Massey (computer), Colley Matrix (computer), Anderson and Hester (computer), Peter Wolfe (computer), and simulated BCS (via SB Nation's Samuel Chi).

Poll notes

Connecticut newspaper writer John Silver is the AP voter with the most faith in the Broncos, placing Boise State No. 20 in his poll this week. The Broncos are the only outlier on an otherwise by-the-book Top 25, so I take Silver's generosity to be a peace offering for when Boise State plays UCONN next year in conference play. (Also, they do not get KTVB in Connecticut, so I doubt he watched last week's game.)

The Billingsley Report has the most faith in the Broncos, putting them at No. 12 and ahead of teams like 5-0 Florida State and 4-0 Texas.

How did Boise State manage to win and drop three spots in the AP poll? You can blame Washington, Northwestern, UCLA, and Cincinnati. The Huskies upset Stanford, Cincinnati beat Virginia Tech, Northwestern beat Indiana (?), and UCLA beat Colorado (???).

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College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 5

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (76) 24.81 0.68 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.24 1.84 --
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 22.01 2.82 --
4 LSU Tigers 20.62 2.84 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 20.55 2.22 --
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (2) 19.21 2.68 --
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.79 2.14 --
8 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.79 3.23 Arrow_up 2
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.79 3.00 --
10 Texas Longhorns 15.71 2.79 Arrow_up 2
11 Florida Gators 15.55 3.28 --
12 Ohio St. Buckeyes 12.75 4.12 Arrow_up 2
13 Oregon St. Beavers (1) 10.72 4.68 Arrow_up 6
14 USC Trojans 9.99 5.30 Arrow_down -1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 9.89 4.45 --
16 Clemson Tigers 9.68 4.62 --
17 Oklahoma Sooners 8.13 4.77 --
18 Stanford Cardinal 7.55 4.29 Arrow_down -10
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.46 3.56 Arrow_down -1
20 Northwestern Wildcats 5.07 4.25 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.74 3.76 --
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.24 3.11 Arrow_up 2
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.01 2.93 --
24 UCLA Bruins 2.60 3.63 Arrow_up 4
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.11 3.47 --
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Washington Huskies | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Michigan St. Spartans | Miami Hurricanes | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Iowa St. Cyclones | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Tennessee Volunteers | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Utah State Aggies | Purdue Boilermakers | Troy Trojans | Washington St. Cougars | Ball St. Cardinals | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Nevada Wolf Pack | Duke Blue Devils
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 7:01 AM MDT

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