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Boise State football moves up in AP, coaches polls

Highlights from Boise State's victory against UNLV

The Boise State football team used its longest and shortest drives of the season to get a double-digit lead in the first quarter on UNLV, an edge it never let dwindle in a 42-25 win Friday night.
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The Boise State football team used its longest and shortest drives of the season to get a double-digit lead in the first quarter on UNLV, an edge it never let dwindle in a 42-25 win Friday night.

Following their 42-25 win over UNLV on Friday, the Boise State Broncos moved into the top 20 in both the Associated Press and Amway coaches polls Sunday.

The Broncos are ranked No. 20 in the AP poll, up two spots from last week, and No. 19 in the coaches poll, up four spots. Boise State (10-1) clinched its 12th double-digit win season in the last 15 years with the win over the Rebels. Seven teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision have 10 or more wins this season.

Boise State QB Brett Rypien discusses Air Force and how his workload has decreased recently as the Broncos have run the ball effectively.

Boise State was No. 20 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, which will be announced at 5 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. The Broncos play at Air Force at 1:30 p.m. Friday, televised on CBS Sports Network. If they win, and Wyoming loses to New Mexico on Saturday night, the Broncos will play in the Mountain West championship Dec. 3 at Albertsons Stadium. A loss to the Falcons or a Wyoming win, and Boise State is out of contention.

Check out video interviews above with senior cornerback Jonathan Moxey and sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien.

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Here is how I voted in the AP top 25:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Clemson

4. Michigan

5. Washington

6. Oklahoma

7. Wisconsin

8. Penn State

9. Colorado

10. Florida

11. Western Michigan

12. Louisville

13. Oklahoma State

14. USC

15. Nebraska

16. Auburn

17. West Virginia

18. Boise State

19. Florida State

20. Utah

21. Houston

22. Stanford

23. Texas A&M

24. South Florida

25. Navy

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