Power Rankings: No. 24 Boise State

August, 6, 2012
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The most successful and most acclaimed senior class in Boise State history is gone. There is no question this is the biggest rebuilding job coach Chris Petersen has had to face, with only seven starters returning on offense and defense. That includes just two off a defense that ranked in the top 20 in total D last season. There are more experienced players returning on offense, but no answers yet about who will replace Kellen Moore, the record-setting QB who was the heart of this team for so many years. The last time Boise State lost its starting quarterback and had so few starters returning, the Broncos went 11-1 in 2004. Despite all the losses, the Broncos are the favorite to win the Mountain West in their final year in the league.

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