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Boise State football ranked again, debuts at No. 24 in AP poll

Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols (13) dives in to the end zone for a first half touchdown Saturday during the game against Oregon State at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols (13) dives in to the end zone for a first half touchdown Saturday during the game against Oregon State at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

For the first time since last October, the Boise State football team is ranked.

The Broncos made their Associated Press Top 25 debut Sunday, checking in at No. 24. It is their first ranking since the Oct. 11, 2015 poll.

Boise State received 163 points, 17 behind No. 23 Florida and 21 ahead of No. 25 Georgia. The Broncos (3-0) are coming off a 38-24 win at Oregon State on Saturday and host Utah State at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in their Mountain West opener.

In the Amway Coaches Poll, the Broncos are two spots outside the top 25, with 126 points, 16 behind No. 25 Texas.

Click here for the full AP poll and here for the coaches poll.

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With the exception of Boise State and San Diego State (No. 19 in the AP poll), the Mountain West has again been subpar in nonconference play.

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Here is how I voted this week in the AP poll:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Michigan

4. Clemson

5. Louisville

6. Houston

7. Wisconsin

8. Stanford

9. Washington

10. Florida State

11. Texas A&M

12. Tennessee

13. Miami (Fla.)

14. Ole Miss

15. Nebraska

16. Utah

17. Baylor

18. San Diego State

19. Michigan State

20. Texas

21. Florida

22. Arkansas

23. Georgia

24. TCU

25. Boise State

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