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2016 college football rankings: Boise State makes an appearance, SDSU no where to be found

Why is San Diego State getting disrespected in next year's super early top 25 rankings?

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The college football national title is over and the way-too-early top 25s are out for the 2016 season, so where do the Mountain West teams appear? For some reason San Diego State is not listed in any of these major publications despite them winning 10 consecutive games, returning six first-team all-Mountain West players and the player of the year for offense, defense and special teams.

Boise State is also returning a lot of talent and it seems their brand name is carrying them in the off-season and toward next year as they are ranked in a few of these meaningless early polls.

Bleacher Report: Nope

Campus Insiders: Nope

CBS Sports:

No.  24 Boise State

Fourteen straight senior classes have won at least 40 games in Boise. It will be difficult making it 15 in a row. (The last three seasons have totaled 29 wins.) Entering his third season, Bryan Harsin gets back 1,300-yard rusher Jeremy McNichols and budding quarterback Brett Rypien.

ESPN: Nope

Fox Sports: Boise State is noted as a team to watch.

Sporting News: They rank only 20, but no Mountain West is ranked.


No. 17 Boise State

It would be unwise to count out Boise State in the race for an Playoff's access-bowl bid, especially with a burgeoning star at quarterback in sophomore Brett Rypien. His growth under center gives the Broncos immense cause for confidence.


No. 24 Boise State

No matter what, you can't rule out Boise State. The Broncos had a rough nine-win season last year, but this team did a lot of maturing as the season progressed and could be poised for that Group of Five NY6 Bowl run many expected in 2015. Quarterback Brett Rypien and running back Jeremy McNichols are back, but some of the top receivers are gone. The Broncos do have a couple tough games on their non-conference slate with Washington State, Oregon State and BYU, but they should be one of the favorites to win the Mountain West.

Before we get to the individual polls and note where the Mountain West ranks, here is a composite of the top 25s and before the next batch come out after National Signing Day.

1 Clemson  ACC 
2 Alabama  SEC 
3 Oklahoma  Big 12 
4 Florida State  ACC 
5 Michigan  Big Ten 
7 Ohio State  Big Ten 
8 Baylor  Big 12 
9 Notre Dame  uhhh, Notre Dame 
10 Tennessee  SEC 
11 Stanford  Pac-12 
12 Houston  AAC 
13 Michigan State  Big Ten 
14 Ole Miss  SEC 
15 Iowa  Big Ten 
16 Oklahoma State  Big 12 
17 Oregon  Pac-12 
18 TCU  Big 12 
19 USC  Pac-12 
20 North Carolina  ACC 
21 Louisville  ACC 
22 Georgia  SEC 
23 Florida  SEC 
24 UCLA  Pac-12 
25 Arkansas  SEC