Boise State Football Does Not Deserve the Hype

Jeremy Lookabaugh Correspondent IAugust 11, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos looks over to his sideline in the second half against the TCU Horned Frogs during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Boise State is ranked fifth in the USA Today Poll Top 25, but the Broncos do not deserve the hype.

The power house team that comes out of the WAC is undoubtedly the Boise State Broncos. But that is the conference they reside in, the "WAC."

If Boise State wants to compete for a National Championship they should enter a power conference. Utah joined the Pac 10. Boise should do the same.

College football fans want to refer to the 2007 glory days when the Broncos beat the Big 12 power Oklahoma Sooners in the Tostito Fiesta Bowl. That game was exciting to watch when cheering for the underdog, but not for an entire season.

The Broncos played two top 25 teams last season, Oregon to open the year, and TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.

It is nice to see a team that goes undefeated to complete a regular season in a BCS game, but not the National Championship game.

They are a small, mid-major school. It is not fair to the teams who play in power house conferences and compete in schedules that are much tougher. No. 16 LSU and No. 13 Miami (FL) play six teams ranked in the preseason Top 25. Boise State plays two (Va Tech & Oregon St.).

The Broncos are a fun and exciting team. If this was college baseketball and I was voting on a mid-major to upset a top team, then I might pick Boise. But, the WAC is garbage.

I would pick Utah if they went undefeated out of the Mountain West playing against no. 7 TCU and non-conference opponents such as: No. 15 Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.

I do not see the Broncos getting past Virginia Tech at a neutral site. I know they return 21 starters, and they are a solid team. But put them in the SEC or Big 12, even the ACC, and they would not go undefeated in conference play.