The Amway Top 25 Coaches Poll was released Thursday morning, and the Broncos made the cut. Boise State is the highest ranked Group of 5 team, coming in at No. 24.
Though many had the Broncos in the late teens of their preseason poll, the low ranking could be a direct correlation of the uncertainty at the quarterback and running back position.
Boise State should be favored in almost every game on their schedule, as they do not face a Top 25 opponent.
The Broncos face four opponents who received votes, Air Force (5), Utah State (4), BYU (3), and Washington (1).
Boise State has been ranked to start the season in six of the last seven years.
— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) July 30, 2015
Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY Sports thinks the Broncos are somewhat under-ranked.
Excerpt from USA TODAY:
“No. 24 Boise State. The Broncos are the only Group of Five program to sit in the preseason top 25, which makes sense: If any Group of Five team is going to make the cut, it should be Boise State. Having the Broncos at No. 24 will look foolish after this team ends the season with 12 or more wins — and be laughed at should this team be 12-0 and in the Playoff mix heading into the Mountain West Conference title game.”
Ohio State, TCU and Alabama are the three teams at the top of the poll, with Ohio State almost taking all 64 first place votes.
Amway Coaches Poll
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Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 164; Texas A&M 149; Oklahoma State 89; Virginia Tech 70; Utah 40; Kansas State 37; Louisville 27; Nebraska 27; Minnesota 25; Penn State 20; South Carolina 18; Miami (Fla.) 16; Texas 8; Illinois 7; Duke 6; Air Force 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Marshall 4; Utah State 4; West Virginia 3; North Carolina State 3; BYU 3; Florida 2; Georgia Southern 2; North Carolina 2; Maryland 1; Michigan 1; Kentucky 1; Central Florida 1; Cincinnati 1; Washington 1.
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