Where Boise State stands in this week's polls

Poll watching may become a necessary evil this season as Boise State's BCS chances hinge on both Boise State going undefeated the rest of the way and on Boise State climbing in the polls. They began that slow ascent toward the Top 15 this week (Coaches Poll excluded). See below for where Boise State finds itself in all the most important and interesting polls in America.

Poll Rank Prev UP/DWN
BCS Available October 21
Coaches 27 26 ▼ 1
Harris Available October 14
AP 24 26 ▲ 2
Chadd Cripe 22 24 ▲ 2
BlogPoll 32 32 ---
Sagarin 22 17 ▼ 5
Billingsley 11 11 ---
Kenneth Massey 84 - ---
Colley Matrix 74 111 ▲ 37
Anderson Hester Available October 14
Wolfe Available October 14
Simulated BCS 26 25 ▼ 1

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

Boise State dropped one spot in the USA Today poll, but don't take it personally because the USA Today poll is on crazy pills. Among the teams immediately ahead of the Broncos (and with worse losses, in my opinion): Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Wisconsin. The Broncos are No. 24 in the saner, smarter AP poll.

Last week, I pointed out that South Carolina newspaper man Josh Kendall had the Broncos at No. 11 and Michigan State at No. 5. One week and one Michigan State loss later, Kendall dropped both teams - Boise State fell seven spots to No. 18 and the Spartans fell 12 spots to No. 17.

The new biggest Bronco fan in the AP poll is Macon, Georgia, reporter Seth Emerson who has the Broncos at No. 17.

Again, like I warned last week, don't put too much stock in the computer polls until more games are played and the computers have more data to eat. Boise State figures to keep climbing the more football they play.

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College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 3

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (89) 24.99 0.10 --
2 LSU Tigers 23.31 1.99 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.27 4.84 Arrow_up 1
4 Georgia Bulldogs 19.89 2.28 Arrow_up 1
5 Florida St. Seminoles 19.76 4.46 Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners 17.29 5.54 Arrow_up 1
7 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.08 5.16 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (1) 17.04 3.67 Arrow_up 14
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 16.52 3.78 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 16.04 3.12 --
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14.19 4.02 Arrow_up 7
12 Texas Longhorns 13.63 3.63 Arrow_up 3
13 Florida Gators 12.59 4.60 Arrow_up 4
14 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.39 3.53 Arrow_down -2
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.81 4.82 Arrow_down -2
16 USC Trojans 10.50 4.94 Arrow_down -13
17 TCU Horned Frogs 8.52 4.33 Arrow_down -1
18 UCLA Bruins 8.08 3.65 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.61 3.46 --
20 Arizona Wildcats 6.54 4.55 Arrow_up 3
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.54 4.37 --
22 Michigan St. Spartans 4.59 3.28 Arrow_down -14
23 Northwestern Wildcats 2.59 4.73 Arrow_up 11
24 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.56 3.61 Arrow_up 6
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.97 3.70 --
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Cornhuskers | Iowa St. Cyclones | Baylor Bears | Oregon St. Beavers | Boise St. Broncos | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Virginia Tech Hokies | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Tennessee Volunteers | Central Florida Knights | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Missouri Tigers | Toledo Rockets | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Wisconsin Badgers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Texas A&M Aggies | Vanderbilt Commodores | Purdue Boilermakers | Utah Utes | Arkansas Razorbacks | Utah State Aggies | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | ULM Warhawks | Miami Hurricanes | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 7:00 AM MDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

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