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This just in: Sports Illustrated's 2010 rankings have Boise State at No. 2

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Sports Illustrated makes a bold prediction in its upcoming issue, a prediction that Bronco Nation will be very pleased to hear: Boise State will be the No. 2 team in the country in 2010.

If the SI pick proves true, that would place the Broncos in the national title game alongside defending national champion Alabama. Continue reading after the jump for the full Sports Illustrated article, and share your thoughts in the comments about how you feel about the prediction.

(Note: This week's Sports Illustrated issue hits newsstands tomorrow, so clear your appointment calendars, everybody. You  have some shopping to do. Check back later for the story link on SI. If you cannot view the embedded story below or if you wish to download the pdf, here's the link for that.)

BCS recap - Sports Illustrated

Notes:

  • Do you agree with Andy Staples' top ten? For the record, here are the teams: Alabama, Boise State, Ohio State, Texas, Iowa, Oregon, TCU, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin. Think TCU is too high or too low? What about Oregon?
  • If Staples rankings hold true, the Boise State - Virginia Tech matchup would be a battle between No. 2 and No. 9.
  • Andy Staples has a vote in the AP poll.
  • This quote jumped out at me, possibly because it was in huge letters above a picture but also because I think it applies perfectly to Boise State: "Those best equipped to win championships are often the least equipped to celebrate them." Agree?

What do you think about Boise State being No. 2 in SI's rankings? Do you believe this is a sign of things to come in the 2010 preseason poll? Share your thoughts in the comments.