Boise State is in the same spot in the Week 10 AP Poll and the Week 10 USA Today coaches poll as it was in the Week 9 college football rankings. But the Broncos might have a slightly better chance of making the BCS National Championship Game now.
That's because the No. 5 AP/No. 5 coaches Broncos don't have to look over their shoulders (anthropomorphically speaking, you know, because horses can't quite do that) at Clemson or Kansas State anymore, with both undefeated BCS automatic qualifier conference teams spitting the bit in Week 9. Both teams could have probably caught and passed Boise State with undefeated regular seasons; now, the Broncos need only to have three of the four teams ahead of them lose ... and maybe have Oregon lose again, should it beat Stanford ... and maybe have Oklahoma lose, too, if the Sooners upset Oklahoma State.
That's all completely out of Boise State's control, but the Broncos can take solace in this: they're at least in a significantly better place than the No. 14 AP/No. 14 coaches Houston Cougars, who have eight one-loss teams between them and the rest of the remaining undefeated teams.
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