The Associated Press Preseason Top 25 Poll will come out on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. MT and we can expect the Boise St. Broncos to be somewhere in the final five spots. In the Coaches Poll, the Broncos came in at No. 22 after finishing at No. 6 at the end of the 2011 season.
Boise State's turnover at multiple positions has certainly made the team weaker, especially with a new quarterback ready to take over for Kellen Moore. However, this is a team that is still the favorite to win the Mountain West. Joe Southwick is likely to emerge as the starter under center, but the defensive changes will be just as vital. Gone are the likes of Shea McClellin, Billy Winn and George Iloka. The Michigan St. Spartans will offer a tough season-opening test when the two teams meet in East Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 31.
SI.com recently ranked Boise State as the No. 23 team, which certainly gives another indication that we'll see the Broncos at the back end of the AP Top 25.
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