Where Boise State stands in this week's polls

A schism has developed - not unlike the one foretold in the Terminator movies - between humans and computers where mankind believes Boise State deserves to rise in the polls when they win and computers believe the Broncos should fall in the polls for playing jayvee teams like UNLV. War is coming!

Boise State and the polls

Poll Rank Prev UP/DWN
BCS 21 22 ▲ 1
Coaches 18 22 ▲ 4
Harris 19 23 ▲ 4
AP 21 24 ▲ 3
Chadd Cripe 20 21 ▲ 1
Mike Prater 20 22 ▲ 2
BlogPoll 23 26 ▲ 3
Sagarin 29 19 ▼ 10
Billingsley 15 14 ▼ 1
Kenneth Massey 28 23 ▼ 5
Colley Matrix 22 21 ▼ 1
Anderson Hester 24 21 ▼ 3
Wolfe 31 24 ▼ 7

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), Mike Prater (Idaho Statesman sports editor), SB Nation Blogpoll (bloggers), Sagarin Ratings w/ ELO_CHESS (computer), Billingsley (computer), Kenneth Massey (computer), Colley Matrix (computer), Anderson and Hester (computer), and Peter Wolfe (computer).

Poll notes

Mark McCarter of the Huntsville Times (Ala.) ranked Boise State No. 16 this week on his AP ballot, the highest of any media member they let vote (no doubt Paul J. would have BSU higher). Boise State is better than Louisville, Rutgers, Texas Tech, and Stanford, according to McCarter.

The Broncos dropped in every single one of the computer polls, falling the most in Jeff Sagarin's ratings (10 spots). As a strange aside, Sagarin's BCS formula has the Ohio Bobcats at No. 18, but his more accurate formula - the one that accounts for score margin - has Ohio at No. 89.

Of note, all the computers dropped Boise State this week, and all of the humans voted the Broncos up.

Now for something we can all take joy in. Here is where the Idaho Vandals are ranked in the computer polls. Of note, there are 124 teams in D1A.

  • No. 183 - Sagarin
  • No. 162 - Wolfe
  • No. 127 - Colley
  • No. 120 - Anderson Hester
  • No. 118 - Billingsley
  • No. 118 - Massey

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College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 8

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (55) 24.41 1.05 --
2 Florida Gators (16) 23.19 1.37 Arrow_up 1
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.00 1.22 Arrow_down -1
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (4) 22.61 1.75 --
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 20.92 1.53 --
6 LSU Tigers 18.62 2.12 --
7 Oregon St. Beavers 18.15 2.70 Arrow_up 1
8 Oklahoma Sooners 17.48 2.95 Arrow_up 1
9 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 15.34 5.12 Arrow_up 1
10 USC Trojans 15.03 3.38 Arrow_up 2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 14.51 3.40 --
12 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 12.51 3.22 Arrow_up 2
13 Texas Tech Red Raiders 11.24 3.98 Arrow_up 5
14 Clemson Tigers 11.09 3.54 Arrow_up 2
15 Georgia Bulldogs 10.97 3.84 Arrow_down -2
16 Louisville Cardinals 10.35 3.72 Arrow_down -1
17 South Carolina Gamecocks 9.97 3.72 Arrow_down -10
18 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9.20 3.72 Arrow_up 1
19 Stanford Cardinal 7.19 4.02 Arrow_up 3
20 Ohio Bobcats 5.10 4.31 Arrow_up 3
21 Texas A&M Aggies 4.70 3.95 Arrow_down -1
22 Michigan Wolverines 4.15 3.18 Arrow_up 3
23 Boise St. Broncos 4.09 3.58 Arrow_up 3
24 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 1.82 2.56 Arrow_up 5
25 West Virginia Mountaineers 1.54 2.42 Arrow_down -8
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Longhorns | Wisconsin Badgers | Toledo Rockets | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northern Illinois Huskies | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Duke Blue Devils | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Cincinnati Bearcats | TCU Horned Frogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arizona Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Michigan St. Spartans | Nevada Wolf Pack | ULM Warhawks | N.C. State Wolfpack | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Northwestern Wildcats | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 8:00 AM MDT
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