Boise State National Championship Debate: Can We Kick-Off Already?

Brandon MoorContributor IAugust 29, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos celebrates after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 17-10 during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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It’s been four full years in the making for the Boise State Broncos, but the winds of change have shifted in an encouraging direction as they have established themselves as one of the most influential and preeminent college football teams west of the Rocky Mountains.

Yet for the past three years, having the chance to watch the Broncos play live on satellite whenever not shown on ESPN, furnished the opportunity to examine just what made Boise State a football team rapidly ascending the national ranks.

The 2010-2011 season offers supplementary excitement stacking up to the success of the past.  Currently, the Boise State Broncos begin the college football season ranked No. 5 in the land according to the USA Today Poll and No. 3 in the AP Poll.  Though preseason rankings mean little until a couple of weeks into the regular season, they do provide an added diversion for now.

Idaho stands out as a state synonymous for harvesting excess quantities of delicious potatoes for the whole country to enjoy, but surely the spotlight emits enough wattage to display both of the state’s top commodities.

Broncos and potatoes.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 season, Boise State, Nevada and Utah State are migrating from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West Conference joining TCU, Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, Wyoming, San Diego State, New Mexico, and UNLV.  Utah accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10, where the Utes begin play in the 2011-2012 season. 

The Boise State National Championship debate served its intended purpose.  Put the pros, cons, excuses, and timeframe in the limelight simultaneously, and some of the knee-jerk reflexes resulted in scathing verbal beatings to incoherent ramblings only a zoo animal could decipher. 

At the end of the day, the voices had spoken and suggestions registered.

Good debate everyone.  Well done.