The Football Writers Association of America released its preseason "Super 16" poll, placing Boise State at #4 entering the 2011 season. The Broncos trailed Oklahoma, Alabama and Oregon – ranked Nos. 1-3, respectively – but ahead of LSU at #5 in the preseason rankings. TCU was ranked at #16. Boise State has also opened at #5 in the Associated Press Poll and #7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. TCU is ranked #14 in the AP and #15 in the Coaches Poll. The Football Writers Association of America consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game.