The Boise State Broncos aren't as highly rated as they have been in previous preseasons. They range from 18 to 26 in some of the more prominent polls that can be found on SB Nation and around the country.
Jason Kirk of SB Nation compiled these rankings into a table to create a composite Top 25. Boise State shows up at No. 23 in Kirk's average ratings. The Broncos' best preseason position came from the BCS simulation, which placed them at No. 18.
Chris Petersen's squad heads to East Lansing, Mich., to open up the 2012 season against the Michigan State Spartans on Friday. This will mark the beginning of the last year the Broncos will play in the Mountain West Conference before heading to the Big East in 2013.