Boise State Football

Boise State stays put in latest AP Top 25, Coaches’ polls

After Saturday’s come-from-behind win at San Jose State, the Boise State football team remained at No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25 and Coaches’ polls, both of which were released on Sunday.

The Broncos had to overcome a 10-point deficit and make a fourth-quarter comeback for the second time this season. The first time was in the season opener against Florida State. On Saturday, freshman running back George Holani’s third rushing touchdown put the Broncos (7-1, 4-0 MWC) ahead for good, and they went on to win, 52-42. He finished with four touchdowns on the ground and a career-high 126 rushing yards.

After its 54-48 win against SMU over the weekend, Memphis (8-1, 4-1 AAC) jumped Boise State to No. 19. Cincinnati (7-1, 4-0 AAAC) remains the high-ranked Group of Five team at No. 17. SMU (8-1, 4-1 AAC) fell the No. 23. The Mustangs are followed by San Diego State (7-1, 4-1 MWC) and Navy (7-1, 5-1 AAC), which broke into the top 25 this week.

Boise State returns home this weekend to face Wyoming (6-2, 3-1 MWC) at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday.

This is Idaho Statesman Assistant Editor Chadd Cripe’s AP ballot:


2 Clemson

3 Alabama

4 Ohio State

5 Penn State

6 Auburn

7 Oregon

8 Georgia

9 Utah

10 Baylor

11 Florida

12 Oklahoma

13 Michigan

14 Minnesota

15 Cincinnati

16 Iowa

17 Notre Dame

18 Wisconsin

19 Wake Forest

20 Memphis

21 Boise State

22 Navy

23 Oklahoma State

24 Kansas State

25 Texas A&M

Dropped out: Appalachian State, SMU, Washington

Also considered: UCF, Pittsburgh, Virginia

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Ron Counts is the Boise State beat writer for the Idaho Statesman. He’s a Virginia native and spent that past three years covering University of Virginia.