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Boise State jumps seven spots in coaches poll to No. 15

Following the mayhem that happened throughout college football over the weekend, Boise State jumped seven spots to No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches Poll on Sunday.

In all, ten teams in the top 25 lost in the past week, including the seven ranked directly ahead of the Broncos.

Considering Boise State themselves where on a bye as it all played out, the leap they made is unprecedented.

The highest a two-loss Broncos team has ever been ranked in the coaches poll is No. 22 - achieved in 2007 and last week.

With No. 23 Louisville and No. 25 Rutgers - the top two teams out of the BIG EAST - dropping in the poll due to a pair of losses to unranked teams on Saturday, as of now, Boise State holds a lead over two non-AQ schools out of the MAC: No. 18 Northern Illinois and No. 19 Kent State.

It is imperative the Broncos stay ahead of all four to have a shot at the BCS.

Just as important as a school’s rank though, is the amount of points they accumulate towards their BCS score.

The Broncos gained 233-points in the coaches poll this week and currently have 479.  They hold a 102-point advantage over Northern Illinois and a 142-point edge over Kent State.

The coaches poll makes up one-third of Boise State’s BCS score. The Harris Interactive College Football Poll and computer rankings are also taken into account.

The second-to-last BCS Standings will be released on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN.

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Notre Dame (56), 12-0, 1,469
2. Alabama (2), 11-1, 1,398
3. Georgia (1), 11-1, 1,341
4. Oregon, 11-1, 1,277
5. Florida, 11-1, 1,265
6. LSU, 10-2, 1,124
7. Kansas State, 10-1, 1,114
8. Texas A&M, 10-2, 1,076
9. Stanford, 10-2, 1,008
10. South Carolina, 10-2, 972
11. Oklahoma, 9-2, 878
12. Florida State, 10-2, 829
13. Nebraska, 10-2, 765
14. Clemson, 10-2, 720
15. Boise State, 9-2, 479
16. UCLA, 9-3, 445
17. Oregon State, 8-3, 410
18. Northern Illinois, 11-1, 377
19. Kent State, 11-1, 337
20. Northwestern, 9-3, 314
21. Texas, 8-3, 312
22. Utah State, 10-2, 264
23. Louisville, 9-2, 184
24. Michigan, 8-4, 158
25. Rutgers, 9-2, 152

Dropping out: No. 21 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Mississippi State

Receiving votes: Oklahoma State (7-4) 129; San Jose State (10-2) 105; Vanderbilt (8-4) 94; Fresno State (9-3) 39; TCU (7-4) 34; San Diego State (9-3) 28; Cincinnati (8-3) 17; Arizona State (7-5) 13; Arkansas State (8-3) 13; Mississippi State (8-4) 11; Middle Tennessee (8-3) 7; Central Florida (9-3) 5; Louisiana Tech (9-3) 5; Arizona (7-5) 3; Toledo (9-3) 2; Baylor (6-5) 1; USC (7-5) 1