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College Football Rankings: LSU Followed By Oklahoma State In Week 11 AP Poll, Boise State Still Lurking

While the LSU Tigers rode a win over the Alabama Crimson Tide to a unanimous No. 1 selection in the Week 11 USA Today coaches poll, the Boise State Broncos may have a reason for hope thanks to the Week 11 AP Poll. LSU's No. 1, but the Broncos still have a first-place vote.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys take the No. 2 spot in the AP Poll, their highest-ever ranking, after surviving the Kansas State Wildcats in a wild game Saturday night. The Stanford Cardinal follow the Cowboys at No. 3, and Alabama drops to No. 4 after its first loss of the season, but still ranks one spot ahead of Boise State.

But No. 5 Boise State might have gotten good news in the AP Poll despite all of that. The Georgia Bulldogs that the Broncos dominated in a season-opening victory are now soaring, climbing into the top 15 at No. 14. If Georgia can win the SEC East and pull a colossal upset in the SEC Championship Game over what is certain to be a heavily-favored SEC West champion, the Broncos might yet reach the mountaintop and play for a BCS national championship.

Of course, it would help Boise a little more if the AP Poll weren't completely irrelevant to the BCS formula.

Here's the full AP Poll top 25 for Week 11:


2 Oklahoma State

3 Stanford

4 Alabama

5 Boise State

6 Oregon

7 Oklahoma

8 Arkansas

9 Clemson

10 Virginia Tech

11 Houston

12 Penn State

13 Michigan State

14 Georgia

15 South Carolina

16 Wisconsin

17 Kansas State

18 USC

19 Nebraska

20 Georgia Tech

21 Texas

22 Michigan

23 Cincinnati

24 Auburn

25 Southern Miss