Boise State's Schedule is the 19th-Toughest

Most college football teams are about to begin their conference schedules. After four weeks, Boise State's non-conference schedule is rated as the 19th-toughest in the nation, according to Jeff Sagarin's computer ratings.

Boise State's football schedule is rated as the 19th-toughest in the nation, according to Jeff Sagarin, who produces computer ratings for USA Today and the Bowl Championship Series.

Coach Chris Petersen's team has defeated #15 Virginia Tech, #33 Oregon State and #100 Wyoming and are #2 in this week's unofficial BCS Standings.

The five toughest schedules, according to Sagarin, are Oregon State, fellow Western Athletic Conference member San Jose State, UCLA, BYU and New Mexico. The Beavers also gave #8 Texas Christian a scare and played #87 Louisville. San Jose State has played #1 Alabama, #31 Wisconsin, #158 Southern Utah and #14 Utah. UCLA has played #42 Kansas State, #9 Stanford and #63 Houston before a resounding win over #17 Texas. BYU has played #68 Washington, #28 Air Force, #13 Florida State and #18 Nevada of the WAC while New Mexico has lost to #5 Oregon, #29 Texas Tech #14 Utah and #101 UNLV.


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