Boise State Debuts at No. 19 in Preseason USA Today/Coaches' Top 25

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State will enter the 2013 college football season ranked No. 19 in the preseason USA Today/Coaches Poll. This is the eighth straight year that a team from the Mountain West has appeared in the preseason Coaches' poll.

The Broncos, who shared the 2012 MW championship with Fresno State and San Diego State, are one of only 11 teams that have been ranked in the preseason poll each of the last five seasons.

Three other Mountain West teams, Fresno State, San José State and Utah State, received votes.

The 15th season of MW football kicks off Thursday, Aug. 29 with five of the 12 institutions competing. Six MW teams play Saturday, Aug. 30 and Colorado State closes out the opening weekend on Sunday, Sept. 1 against Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.