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College Football Playoff rankings: Boise State is highest rated Group of 5 team

Boise State jumped undefeated Western Michigan in the latest college football poll.

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The latest College Football Playoff poll had a lot of movement at the top with multiple top teams losing like Michigan, Clemson and Washington there was a shake up at the top with a new top four.

Alabama and Ohio State are holding down the first two spots but even though Michigan and Clemson loss they are still in the top four.

The Group of Five race in these polls has been Western Michigan being one spot ahead of Boise State and an even larger advantage because the Broncos of the MAC can win their league will the blue and orange Broncos need help to just win the Mountain Division.

The third edition of this poll has Boise State moving up two spots two the 20th position while Western Michigan remains at No. 21. As of this poll the ranking does not matter since Boise State can not win the division, however if Wyoming loses one more game — their final two are tough matchup against San Diego State and New Mexico — then the Broncos are not only in the running for the Mountain West title but a trip to the Cotton Bowl.

Boise State jumping an undefeated team is interesting but the committee is likely taking a lot of stock in the Washington State victory that Boise State earned back in September. Name recognition may have something to do with Boise State jumping WMU but also the advanced numbers favor Boise State over Western Michigan.

Before Boise State fans can start buying tickets to a New Year’s Six Bowl game they need help from the Cowboys to lose one of their final two games.