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Boise State Broncos: Holding steady in week 6 polls

A bye week doesn’t usually give credence for a team to move one way or the other in the weekly polls. The Boise State Broncos football held true in that regard, remaining at no. 15 in the Coaches Poll and no. 16 in the AP.

There was some hope the Broncos might move up a spot in the AP, with the California Bears losing to Arizona State. But Washington, who defeated USC on Saturday, jumped the Broncos, moving from no. 17 to no. 15.

There was a shakeup at the top of the polls, with Alabama leaping over Clemson to become the new no. 1 team in the nation. Clemson struggled, needing a failed two-point conversion by North Carolina at the end of the game to squeak by with a 21-20 victory.

UCF (4-1) climbed four spots up the ladder in the Coaches Poll, to number 19.  The Knights also moved up four spots in the AP, rising to no. 18.

The Memphis Tigers (4-0) also entered the mix, checking in at no. 24 in the Coaches Poll. SMU (5-0) is making some noise as well, entering at no. 24 in the AP.

The Broncos (4-0, 1-0) are back in action on Oct. 5 when they hit the road to take on UNLV. Kickoff is set for 8:30 (MT).

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. LSU
  7. Auburn
  8. Florida
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Penn State.
  12. Texas
  13. Oregon
  14. Iowa
  15. Boise State
  16. Washington
  17. Utah
  18. Michigan
  19. UCF
  20. Wake Forest
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Virginia
  23. Michigan State
  24. Memphis
  25. Oklahoma State

AP Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio St.
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Auburn
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Florida
  11. Texas
  12. Penn St.
  13. Oregon
  14. Iowa
  15. Washington
  16. Boise State
  17. Utah
  18. UCF
  19. Michigan
  20. Arizona State
  21. Oklahoma St.
  22. Wake Forest
  23. Virginia
  24. SMU
  25. Texas A&M

How Boise State’s opponents fared

Florida State (3-2): defeated NC State 31-13

Marshall (2-2): lost to Cincinnati 52-14

Portland State (2-3): lost to Idaho State 51-24

Air Force (3-1, 1-1): defeated San Jose St. 41-24

UNLV (1-3, 0-1): lost to Wyoming 53-17

Hawai’i (4-1, 1-0): defeated Nevada 54-3

BYU (2-3): lost to Toledo 28-21

San Jose State (2-2, 0-1): lost to Air Force 41-24

Wyoming (4-1, 1-0): defeated UNLV 53-17

New Mexico (2-2): lost to Liberty 17-10

Utah State (3-1, 2-0): defeated Colorado St. 34-24

Colorado State (1-4, 0-1): lost to Utah St. 34-24



About Jason Haskins

Jason is a 2001 graduate of Boise State and has been an avid fan of Boise State Athletics since the late 90's. Originally from Spring Creek, NV, Jason grew up a fan of the Fred Gatlin era Nevada Wolf Pack, but immediately switched his allegiances while attending school at Boise State. He hasn't looked back since and remains a loyal supporter of Boise State. For more:

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