The Boise St. Broncos were helped out with a boost in the Week 10 rankings from the Harris poll (No. 17) and the USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 14), the Broncos should be very close to the No. 16 spot. Those jumps should help Boise State get closer to the No. 16 spot, but their computer rankings will keep them behind the threshold for another week.
SB Nation's BCS Guru has Boise State outside of his projected BCS top 15, and CBS Sports Jerry Palm has the Broncos at No. 17:
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There is still a ton of football left, but on Saturday Boise State got a lot help with Miami of Ohio defeating previously undefeated Ohio. That did two things, first it removed any other competition from the non-AQ ranks, and Boise State's strength of schedule will get better since they played Miami earlier in the year.
The more important game that helped Boise State was when Nebraska was able to defeat Michigan. That knocked Michigan out of the rankings, and Nebraska is in the 20s of all the polls. Then Kent State was able to defeat previously undefeated Rutgers. That is huge since Louisville is the only undefeated Big East team, and if they fall any point the rest of the way that will likely drop them below 16 and give Boise State some cushion.
Looks like Boise State will get to at least the No. 16 spot, and likely earn a BCS bowl game if they can finish the season at 11-1.