The BCS era was one of the most controversial time periods in college football—it was also one of the most entertaining.
For Boise State and its fans, the system that existed from 1998 to 2013 could be described as an unforgettable roller-coaster ride. Of course, it could also be described as a love-hate relationship.
On one hand, the Broncos rose to prominence under the system, but they also seemed to be kept just out of reach of its grand prize.
Still, there is not much to complain about for the BSU faithful. It was a collection of memorable seasons that lifted Boise State into the national spotlight and brought the blue turf to television sets around the world.
In a way the Boise State football program came of age with the BCS. The team became an FBS member in 1996, and the system would arrive just two seasons later.
However, it wasn't until 2002 that the Broncos would begin to knock on the door of the BCS palace, and it wouldn't be until the 2006 season that they would finally kick in the door.
Let's look at the greatest teams that Boise State had during this era in an effort to recognize the best.