Where Boise State stands in this week's polls

There are many new things to consider in the polls this week, as far as Bronco fans are concerned.

  1. Why are we worrying about polls? This Bronco team too far from perfect for poll-watching to be a healthy pastime. It would be better to spend our energy worrying about Fresno State or Nevada, or just going into hibernation until December 2 and hoping everything worked out okay. Which it will, per Coach Pete.
  2. The highest ranked Big Ten team that is not Ohio State is AP No. 25 Michigan. For BCS purposes, the Buckeyes are ineligible, meaning that a non-BCS conference champion need only be ranked in the Top 16 and ahead of the Big Ten minus tOSU to claim an automatic berth. Forget rooting for the Big East to fail. You can now root for the Big Ten to fail and not get too upset if Ohio State keeps winning.
  3. The first official BCS standings come out on Sunday. Important!
  4. The first official Harris Poll came out this week. Whatever!

Boise State polls

Poll Rank Prev UP/DWN
BCS Available October 14
Coaches 22 25 ▲ 3
Harris 22 -- --
AP 24 27 ▲ 3
Chadd Cripe 21 24 ▲ 3
Mike Prater 24 -- --
BlogPoll 26 32 ▲ 6
Sagarin 17 19 ▲ 2
Billingsley 17 12 ▼ 5
Kenneth Massey 23 27 ▲ 4
Colley Matrix 22 31 ▲ 9
Anderson Hester Available October 14
Wolfe Available October 14
Simulated BCS 22 27 ▲ 5

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), Peter Wolfe (computer), and simulated BCS (via SB Nation's Samuel Chi).

Poll notes

The Harris Poll agreed with the Coaches on Boise State's place this week, putting the Broncos at No. 22 in their inaugural 2012 poll. Idaho Statesman sports editor Mike Prater voted the Broncos No. 24 in his Harris Poll.

The AP is still wary of Boise State, giving the Broncos a vote of no confidence at No. 24. Four AP voters share the distinction of giving Boise State its highest vote, and those four still only have BSU at No. 20. Where has all the homerism gone? Do you people not remember the 2007 Fiesta Bowl?

The list of Harris Poll voters has been released, and among the changes to the voting contingent, Gus Frerotte is out and Antwaan Randle-El is in. Why? Because why not?

Boise State radio color man Pete Cavender votes in the Harris Poll, hopefully not objectively.

The BlogPoll - America's bloggiest (and smartest?) poll

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 6

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (64) 24.37 1.43 --
2 Oregon Ducks (4) 23.20 1.65 --
3 South Carolina Gamecocks (7) 22.61 1.50 Arrow_up 4
4 West Virginia Mountaineers (1) 21.34 1.98 Arrow_up 4
5 Florida Gators (9) 21.23 2.03 Arrow_up 6
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 20.23 1.81 --
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 19.47 2.21 Arrow_up 2
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 16.74 4.67 Arrow_up 4
9 LSU Tigers 14.67 3.73 Arrow_down -5
10 Oregon St. Beavers 13.82 4.28 Arrow_up 3
11 Florida St. Seminoles 12.52 4.18 Arrow_down -8
12 USC Trojans 12.14 5.00 Arrow_up 2
13 Georgia Bulldogs 12.06 3.24 Arrow_down -8
14 Oklahoma Sooners 11.75 4.34 Arrow_up 3
15 Texas Longhorns 10.97 3.34 Arrow_down -5
16 Clemson Tigers 9.64 4.46 --
17 Stanford Cardinal 9.63 4.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Louisville Cardinals 8.95 3.67 Arrow_up 1
19 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 7.84 4.09 Arrow_up 2
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 5.85 3.64 Arrow_up 3
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 5.38 3.73 Arrow_up 5
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.78 3.80 Arrow_up 7
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.60 4.31 Arrow_up 2
24 Texas A&M Aggies 3.51 3.35 Arrow_up 6
25 Iowa St. Cyclones 1.68 2.63 Arrow_up 13
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Michigan Wolverines | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Michigan St. Spartans | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | N.C. State Wolfpack | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | North Carolina Tar Heels | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Northern Illinois Huskies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Toledo Rockets | San Jose St. Spartans | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | UAB Blazers
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 7:46 AM MDT

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