There are many new things to consider in the polls this week, as far as Bronco fans are concerned.
- 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.
- 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.
- The first official BCS standings come out on Sunday. Important!
- The first official Harris Poll came out this week. Whatever!
Boise State polls
|BCS||Available October 14|
|Chadd Cripe||21||24||▲ 3|
|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).
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.
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