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College Football Rankings, Week 11: Boise States Gets First-Place Vote In AP Poll, Still No. 5 Overall

In the USA Today poll released earlier on Sunday, the LSU Tigers were the unanimous No. 1 selection among the coaches, receiving every single first-place vote. The Tigers are still No. 1 in AP's poll, but it's not a unanimous ranking, as the Boise State Broncos actually received one first-place vote from the AP poll this week.

Boise State still slots in at No. 5 overall, the same spot as last week, but the names ahead of them have been shook up and they've added a first-place vote to their docket. Beyond the No. 1 Tigers are the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Stanford Cardinals and Alabama Crimson Tide, who place ahead of Boise State despite losing to LSU in a tight-knit 9-6 game on Saturday night.

As Andy Hutchins noted on SB Nation's college football page, though, there's some additional good news brewing for Boise State fans in the polls.

The Georgia Bulldogs that the Broncos dominated in a season-opening victory are now soaring, climbing into the top 15 at No. 14. If Georgia can win the SEC East and pull a colossal upset in the SEC Championship Game over what is certain to be a heavily-favored SEC West champion, the Broncos might yet reach the mountaintop and play for a BCS national championship.

Yes, let that one sink in for a second. It's still highly unlikely that Georgia is able win its final three games, including games against top-25 teams in Auburn and Georgia Tech, as well as an SEC Championship Game, presumably over LSU. But they've won seven games in a row, and crazier things have happened.

Boise State's national titles hopes aren't entirely in their own hands yet, but they still exist, and that's pretty awesome.

For more college football, check out SB Nation's NCAA Football page, and for continued coverage of Boise State's Week 11 rankings, stay tuned to this StoryStream.