2012 College Football Rankings: Boise State Ranked No. 22 In Coaches Poll

College football is getting closer as camps open up this week, and now the initial preseason coaches poll is out, and the Boise St. Broncos get some respect despite losing Kellen Moore, Doug Martin and a plethora of starters by being ranked No. 22. They are the only team outside of the Big Six leagues who are ranked, and the only Mountain West team that is ranked, or receiving votes at all.


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Boise State'sl opening opponent Michigan State is ranked No. 13, and an opponent down the road is BYU who is receiving votes. I am surprised that there are no votes for Fresno State or Nevada, I expected for them to earn a handful of votes each.

At the top, it is pretty split but I still think USC needs to be the top team especially since they just landed Penn State running back Silas Redd.

The complete Coaches Poll Top 25 heading into the 2012 season:

Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points
1. LSU (18) 13-1 1,403
2. Alabama (20) 12-1 1,399
3. Southern California (19) 10-2 1,388
4. Oklahoma 10-3 1,276
5. Oregon 12-2 1,258
6. Georgia 10-4 1,061
7. Florida State 9-4 1,055
8. Michigan 11-2 1,023
9. South Carolina 11-2 981
10. Arkansas 11-2 948
11. West Virginia 10-3 833
12. Wisconsin 11-3 743
13. Michigan State 11-3 717
14. Clemson 10-4 598
15. Texas 8-5 549
16. Nebraska 9-4 501
17. TCU 11-2 499
18. Stanford 11-2 497
19. Oklahoma State 12-1 476
20. Virginia Tech 11-3 461
21. Kansas State 10-3 398
22. Boise State 12-1 271
23. Florida 7-6 250
24. Notre Dame 8-5 166
25. Auburn 8-5 66

Others receiving votes (with 2011 records)
Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.

So, is Boise State over ranked or under ranked? Place your thoughts in the comment section.

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