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Boise State football ranked No. 23 in AP preseason poll

The Boise State football team landed at No. 23 in the preseason AP Top 25 on Sunday.

That’s one spot higher than the Broncos were ranked in the Coaches Poll.

This is the 14th straight season that the Broncos have made an appearance in one of the two major polls.

Other teams outside the Power Five/Notre Dame who received votes: Cincinnati (eight), BYU (two), Northern Illinois (two) and Western Kentucky (one).

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The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2014 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and 2014 final ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Ohio St. (61) 14-1 1,525 1

2. TCU 12-1 1,428 3

3. Alabama 12-2 1,322 4

4. Baylor 11-2 1,263 7

5. Michigan St. 11-2 1,256 t5

6. Auburn 8-5 1,192 22

7. Oregon 13-2 1,156 2

8. Southern Cal 9-4 1,085 20

9. Georgia 10-3 991 9

10. Florida St. 13-1 959 t5

11. Notre Dame 8-5 873 NR

12. Clemson 10-3 862 15

13. UCLA 10-3 698 10

14. LSU 8-5 675 NR

15. Arizona St. 10-3 605 12

16. Georgia Tech 11-3 588 8

17. Mississippi 9-4 563 17

18. Arkansas 7-6 410 NR

19. Oklahoma 8-5 394 NR

20. Wisconsin 11-3 393 13

21. Stanford 8-5 347 NR

22. Arizona 10-4 311 19

23. Boise St. 12-2 240 16

24. Missouri 11-3 219 14

25. Tennessee 7-6 114 NR

Others receiving votes: Mississippi St. 100, Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma St. 46, Virginia Tech 42, Utah 36, Penn St. 20, Louisville 12, Cincinnati 8, Nebraska 6, Kansas St. 5, Florida 4, NC State 4, Texas 3, BYU 2, Michigan 2, N. Illinois 2, California 1, W. Kentucky 1, West Virginia 1.

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Here’s my AP ballot:

1 Ohio State

2 TCU

3 Oregon

4 Alabama

5 Michigan State

6 Baylor

7 Georgia

8 Auburn

9 USC

10 Ga Tech

11 UCLA

12 Ole Miss

13 Clemson

14 Florida State

15 LSU

16 Boise State

17 Arizona State

18 Arizona

19 Missouri

20 Wisconsin

21 Utah

22 Mississippi State

23 Kansas State

24 Stanford

25 Oklahoma

Also considered: Notre Dame, Louisville

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