Bronco Beat

Boise State football team moves up to No. 19 in AP, coaches polls

Coming off a 21-10 win over Utah State on Saturday to open Mountain West play, the Boise State football team took a jump in both major college football polls released Sunday.

The Broncos moved from No. 24 to No. 19 in the Associated Press poll, and went from unranked to No. 19 in the Amway Coaches’ Poll. Boise State’s ranking when it takes on New Mexico on the road Friday will be its highest heading into a game since opening the 2013 season also ranked 19th.

After San Diego State, ranked No. 19 last week, lost 42-24 at South Alabama on Saturday, Boise State is the second-highest ranked team in a Group of Five conference. Houston, of the American Athletic Conference, is No. 6.

Check out the full AP poll here, and the coaches poll here.


Boise State picked up a pair of verbal commitments for the 2017 class Sunday.

Defensive backs Tyreque Jones and Quentin Brown visited the Broncos over the weekend and announced via Twitter their commitments. Jones (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) is from San Gorgonio High in San Bernardino, Calif., and also had offers from Idaho, UNLV, Colorado State, Utah State, New Mexico and Nevada. Brown (6-2, 190), from Conroe (Texas) High had offers from Army, Colorado State, Kansas and New Mexico.

They are the 10th and 11th known commitments of Boise State’s next recruiting class.


Here is how I voted in the AP poll:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Clemson

4. Michigan

5. Washington

6. Houston

7. Louisville

8. Texas A&M

9. Tennessee

10. Wisconsin

11. Miami (Fla.)

12. Ole Miss

13. Nebraska

14. Baylor

15. Stanford

16. North Carolina

17. Florida

18. Arkansas

19. Utah

20. Boise State

21. Colorado

22. West Virginia

23. Western Michigan

24. Florida State

25. Oklahoma


OT Mike Young, 6-6, 335, Queen Creek (Ariz.) HS

QB Chase Cord, 6-3, 185, Sunrise Mountain High (Peoria, Ariz.)

S Mike Young, 6-0, 205, Dodge City CC (Raytown, Mo.)

LB Breydon Boyd, 6-4, 215, Katy (Texas) HS

OL Isiah Moore, 6-5, 315, Mesa CC (Tiffin, Ohio)

DE Aisa Kelemete, 6-4, 225, Highland HS

DL Zeke Birch, 6-5, 270, Madison HS

DB Marques Evans, 6-1, 180, Newbury Park (Calif.) HS

CB Jermani Brown, 5-11, 175, Midlothian (Va.) HS

DB Tyreque Jones, 6-3, 190, San Gorgonio High (San Bernardino, Calif.)

DB Quentin Brown, 6-2, 190, Conroe (Texas) HS