9. Boise State

Last Week's Rank: 12
Bcs Rank: 7
Record: 9 - 1
This Week's Game: W @ San Diego St., 52-35
Up Next: Vs. Wyoming
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The Broncos raced out to a 21-0 lead on SDSU, eager to put last week's agonizing loss to TCU in the rearview mirror. But the top 10 shakeup in the BCS actually throws the loss into even starker relief. Had Boise State beaten the Horned Frogs at home last week, they'd be now looking at a No. 3 BCS ranking, and a country clamoring for them to be given a shot in the BCS title game. What could've been. The Broncos have two games remaining, and could still go BCS Bowling if things break right for them. —Jack Erwin