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College football rankings: Boise State improves in Coaches, Harris, AP polls

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Boise State moved up in both the coaches and Harris poll, but for some reason they held steady at the No. 25 spot.

Otto Kitsinger III

The latest college football rankings are out, and the Boise St. Broncos moved up in two of the three polls. With the No. 15 - 21 teams all losing this past weekend allows the Broncos to shoot up the polls.

Let's first start with the AP poll, they did not have Boise State ranked in their Week 13 poll, but they were the first team out of the rankings. Despite seven ranked teams ahead of them they only managed to move up to the No. 25 spot. Good thing this poll has nothing to do with Boise State sneaking into a BCS bid.

Here is the Week 14 AP poll:

Rank Team Points
1 Notre Dame (60) 1,500
2 Alabama 1,400
3 Georgia 1,331
4 Ohio State 1,294
5 Florida 1,262
6 Oregon 1,242
7 Kansas State 1,079
8 Stanford 1,061
9 LSU 1,056
10 Texas A&M 1,043
11 South Carolina 916
12 Oklahoma 834
13 Florida State 764
14 Nebraska 704
15 Clemson 667
16 Oregon State 528
17 UCLA 505
18 Kent State 355
19 Northern Illinois 349
20 Utah State 274
21 Michigan 217
22 Northwestern 189
23 Texas 185
24 Oklahoma State 174
25 Boise State 145

The USA Today Coaches Poll has been in love with Boise State all year, and they moved them up from No. 22 to No. 15. More importantly they are ahead of both Kent State and Northern Illinois by a few spots. Those are the three teams battling for the non-AQ bowl spot, so next week's games will be interesting.

Week 14 USA Today Coaches Poll:

Rank Team Record Points First Place Votes Previous Rank
1
Notre Dame
12-0 1469 56 1
2
Alabama
11-1 1398 2 2
3
Georgia
11-1 1341 1 3
4
Oregon
11-1 1277 0 4
5
Florida
11-1 1265 0 6
6
LSU
10-2 1124 0 7
7
Kansas St.
10-1 1114 0 8
8
Texas A&M
10-2 1076 0 10
9
Stanford
10-2 1008 0 11
10
South Carolina
10-2 972 0 12
11
Oklahoma
9-2 878 0 13
12
Florida St.
10-2 829 0 5
13
Nebraska
10-2 765 0 14
14
Clemson
10-2 720 0 9
15
Boise St.
9-2 479 0 22
16
UCLA
9-3 445 0 16
17
Oregon St.
8-3 410 0 17
18
Northern Illinois
11-1 377 0 23
19
Kent St.
11-1 337 0 25
20
Northwestern
9-3 314 0 NR
21
Texas
8-3 312 0 15
22
Utah State
10-2 264 0 NR
23
Louisville
9-2 184 0 18
24
Michigan
8-4 158 0 20
25
Rutgers
9-2 152 0 19

The Harris Poll is in line with the coaches poll and they have Boise State ranked No. 17, and then Kent State is No. 18 and Northern Illinois is No. 19.

Here is the complete Harris Poll rankings:

Harris Poll, Week 14 Rankings
Rank Team
1 Notre Dame (109)
2 Alabama (6)
3 Georgia
4 Oregon
5 Florida
6 Kansas State
7 LSU
8 Stanford
9 Texas A&M
10 South Carolina
11 Oklahoma
12 Florida State
13 Nebraska
14 Clemson
15 Oregon State
16 UCLA
17 Boise State
18 Kent State
19 Northern Illinois
20 Texas
21 Northwestern
22 Utah State
23 Michigan
24 Louisville
25 Oklahoma State