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Boise State football team rejoins the polls at No. 25

The Boise State football team rejoined the two major polls Sunday at No. 25 in The Associated Press Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll.

The rankings extend Boise State’s streak to 13 straight seasons with a poll appearance. This is the Broncos’ first Top 25 appearance since the 2013 preseason poll.

Among Group of Five teams, Marshall is No. 19 and Colorado State is No. 21 in AP. Marshall is No. 20 and Colorado State is No. 21 in the Coaches Poll.

The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its latest Top 25 on Tuesday.

The Broncos (9-2 overall, 6-1 Mountain West) take a six-game winning streak into Saturday’s Senior Day game against Utah State (8:21 p.m., ESPN2). The Broncos need to win to take the Mountain Division and host the Mountain West championship game (8 p.m., Dec. 6, CBS).

LINKS

Here are links to our coverage of Boise State’s 63-14 win against Wyoming. The game story and notebook were rewritten for the Web after our print deadline, so there’s more detail than you might have seen in the newspaper.

Game story

Notebook

Drive chart, stats, press conference videos

Murphy column on Jay Ajayi

STATISTICAL RANKINGS

Boise State is eighth in total offense (513.4 yards per game), ninth in scoring (40 points per game), 48th in total defense (372.2 yards per game) and tied for 77th in scoring defense (28.4 ppg). Oddly, the Broncos are in the top 50 in rushing defense (47th) and pass efficiency defense (38th) but scoring defense, a contradiction made possible by the big plays they allowed in the middle of the season.

The Broncos are 30th in third-down offense (44.8 percent) and 24th in third-down defense (35.1).

Junior tailback Jay Ajayi remains third in yards from scrimmage (175 per game, school-record 1,925 total). He is first in offensive touches (320), 12th in rushing (126.4 yards per game), fourth in scoring (12.5 points per game) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (19)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Florida St. (37) 11-0 1,458 1

2. Alabama (21) 10-1 1,445 2

3. Oregon (2) 10-1 1,393 3

4. Mississippi St. 10-1 1,301 4

5. Baylor 9-1 1,234 6

6. TCU 9-1 1,233 5

7. Ohio St. 10-1 1,163 7

8. Georgia 9-2 1,002 9

9. UCLA 9-2 998 11

10. Michigan St. 9-2 971 10

11. Kansas St. 8-2 898 12

12. Arizona 9-2 807 15

13. Arizona St. 9-2 790 13

14. Wisconsin 9-2 764 14

15. Auburn 8-3 597 16

16. Georgia Tech 9-2 581 17

17. Missouri 9-2 525 19

18. Mississippi 8-3 398 8

19. Marshall 11-0 384 18

20. Oklahoma 8-3 363 23

21. Colorado St. 10-1 346 22

22. Minnesota 8-3 232 NR

23. Clemson 8-3 198 NR

24. Louisville 8-3 191 NR

25. Boise St. 9-2 96 NR

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 40, LSU 39, Nebraska 14, Utah 14, Duke 9, Southern Cal 8, Memphis 3, Texas A&M 2, West Virginia 2, UCF 1.

AMWAY COACHES POLL

The Amway Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 22, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (25) 10-1 1474 2

2. Florida State (30) 11-0 1462 1

3. Oregon (6) 10-1 1431 3

4. Mississippi State 10-1 1323 4

5. TCU 9-1 1259 5

6. Baylor 9-1 1242 6

7. Ohio State 10-1 1191 7

8. Michigan State 9-2 1052 9

9. Georgia 9-2 1002 10

10. UCLA 9-2 963 12

11. Kansas State 8-2 912 11

12. Arizona 9-2 818 13

13. Arizona State 9-2 783 14

14. Wisconsin 9-2 758 15

15. Georgia Tech 9-2 615 16

16. Auburn 8-3 565 17

17. Missouri 9-2 560 20

18. Oklahoma 8-3 420 22

19. Mississippi 8-3 390 8

20. Marshall 11-0 383 18

21. Colorado State 10-1 304 23

22. Minnesota 8-3 256 NR

23. Louisville 8-3 208 NR

24. Clemson 8-3 203 NR

25. Boise State 9-2 85 NR

Others receiving votes: LSU 43; Nebraska 41; Arkansas 19; Utah 19; Cincinnati 7; Louisiana Tech 7; Stanford 7; Duke 5; Southern California 4; Texas 4; Texas A&M 4; Northern Illinois 3; Iowa 1; Notre Dame 1; Utah State 1.

MY AP BALLOT

1 Florida State

2 Oregon

3 Alabama

4 Baylor

5 Mississippi State

6 TCU

7 Ohio State

8 UCLA

9 Arizona

10 Michigan State

11 Georgia

12 Kansas State

13 Arizona State

14 Auburn

15 Wisconsin

16 Missouri

17 Ole Miss

18 Oklahoma

19 Minnesota

20 Ga Tech

21 Clemson

22 Louisville

23 Boise State

24 Colorado State

25 Marshall

Dropped out: Utah, USC, Nebraska

Also considered: None

Email me at ccripe@idahostatesman.com.

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