2013 college football rankings: Boise State ranked No. 19 in initial USA Today coaches poll

Otto Kitsinger III

Boise State ended up being the only Mountain West team to be ranked in the initial USA Today coaches poll.

The next milestone date leading up to the college football season is the release of the USA Today coaches poll. The poll itself is severely flawed since coaches can't know enough about non-opponents to really make an informed opinion, plus incentives and money is tied for who is ranked where.

Despite all of that we pay attention to the initial release -- and every other in the season -- since the poll represents one-third of the BCS. With that soapbox moment out of the way, the coaches have decided to rank only one team from the Mountain West in the initial poll, and to the shock of no one that is the Boise St. Broncos.

Boise State comes in at No. 19 this is expected since all of the pre season rankings had Boise State as the only Mountain West team to be ranked. While the Broncos are the only Mountain West team to be ranked, there were others that received consideration to be ranked.

Three other Mountain West team earned votes, Fresno State earned 62 points, Utah State earned 23 and San Jose State had eight. Surprisingly San Diego State did not get a single vote and that includes head coach Rocky Long not voting for his own despite having a vote.

Here is the complete poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 13-1 1545 58 1
2 Ohio St. 12-0 1427 3 NR
3 Oregon 12-1 1397 0 2
4 Stanford 12-2 1262 0 6
5 Georgia 12-2 1250 0 4
6 Texas A&M 11-2 1215 1 5
7 South Carolina 11-2 1136 0 7
8 Clemson 11-2 1047 0 9
9 Louisville 11-2 1010 0 13
10 Florida 11-2 930 0 10
11 Notre Dame 12-1 872 0 3
12 Florida St. 12-2 844 0 8
13 LSU 10-3 797 0 12
14 Oklahoma St. 8-5 726 0 NR
15 Texas 9-4 622 0 18
16 Oklahoma 10-3 620 0 15
17 Michigan 8-5 589 0 NR
18 Nebraska 10-4 426 0 23
19 Boise St. 11-2 420 0 14
20 TCU 7-6 400 0 NR
21 UCLA 9-5 202 0 NR
22 Northwestern 10-3 186 0 16
23 Wisconsin 8-0 172 0 NR
24 USC 7-6 165 0 NR
25 Oregon St. 9-4 135 0 19
Schools Dropped Out
No. 11 Kansas State (11-2), No. 17 Utah State (11-2), No. 20 Vanderbilt (9-4), No. 21 San Jose State (11-2), No. 22 Cincinnati (10-3), No. 24 Northern Illinois (12-2), No. 25 Tulsa (11-3).
Others Receiving Votes
Kansas State (11-2) 113; Miami (Fla.) 101; Michigan State 89; Baylor 80; Virginia Tech 65; Fresno State 62; Arizona State 51; Mississippi 32; Vanderbilt (9-4) 29; Utah State (11-2) 23; Brigham Young 20; North Carolina 19; Northern Illinois (12-2) 19; Tulsa (11-3) 9; Ohio 8; San Jose State (11-2) 8; Arizona 5; Cincinnati (10-3) 3; East Carolina 3; Kent State 3; Mississippi State 3; Washington 3; Central Florida 2; Arkansas 1; Arkansas State 1; Rutgers 1; Tennessee 1; Toledo 1.

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