No. 22...Nope, not speaking about former Boise State (now Tampa Bay) player Doug Martin. Twenty-two is where the Broncos were ranked in the preseason USA Today poll. At the end of the 2011 season, USA Today had the Broncos at No. 6, while the AP poll slotted BSU at No. 8.
Between that poll and the current one, Boise State graduated a lot of talent, some of which are vying for spots on NFL rosters. ESPN’s power rankings have the Broncos at No. 24. Sports Illustrated’s poll, just released, ranks BSU at No. 23.
Those are really just numbers and merely an appetizer to the season ahead. The season will determine who the best team in the country is and where teams rank along that way. So where will the Broncos rank when the AP Top 25 preseason poll releases?
Before getting to that, let’s look at why the Broncos will be ranked in the Top 25.