After an undefeated season, topped off with a Fiesta Bowl victory over then undefeated TCU, Boise State will more than likely be in the Preseason Top 5.
Boise State is returning 21 starrters. CB Kyle Wilson is the only Bronco starter not returning, and Boise has depth at corner. Boise will miss Wilson, but it won't effect them that much.
Kellen Moore returns for his junior year. Most underestimate him ,but he is one of the best QB's in college football. He has an outstanding ability to pick defenses apart. Last year, he threw 39 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. Boise's offense is one of the best in the game. They are joined by an outstanding defense.
There has been talk of Boise not having a tough enough schedule to earn a spot in the national championship. Boise plays at Virginia Tech and play Oregon State at home. Virginia Tech is also expected to be in the Preseason Top 5, so there is some difficult games on Boise's schedule this year.
Some powerhouses of last year lost some talent they might not be able to replace right away. Alabama's defense was hit hard in the draft this year. As was Texas' defense. Colt McCoy is gone and they might not have a replacement.
Ohio State looks as though they might go undefeated. Virginia Tech is looking good, but if Boise beats them, they will beat them in the rankings.
With so many other teams hurt from losses, this could be Boise's year. If Boise goes undefeated, they'll be a shoe in for the National Championship.