BSU AD talks polls, scheduling, TV money

Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson catches a pass before scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

As one can assume, Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey is just fine seeing the Broncos ranked 15th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

"These rankings are wonderful and we are pleased to be involved in that conversation," Apsey said.

But it's also a time to be cautious.

"At the same time if we don't play well it doesn't matter," he said.

For the last 15 seasons, Boise State has been ranked for at least one week, every year.

"I remember way back when we got on the ticker for the first time," Apsey said.

And that notoriety brings national attention.

"How could that not be good for your brand or your program or the recruits you are trying to have conversations with about Boise State?"

Right now, Boise State and No. 13 Houston are the two highest-ranked group of five teams. The highest-ranked group of five team, that is also a conference champion at the end of the season, gets a bid to the Cotton Bowl.

Apsey said the two teams may one day matchup during the regular season.

"We've had some conversations with them. It just hasn't worked out so far but I could see that down the road."

As for this week, the broncos host Colorado State on ESPN2. Boise State will make more than $2 million dollars this season from television money.

"We're not drowning in additional resources here so we need everything that we can find. That TV money makes a difference for us," Apsey said.

Kickoff between BSU and the Rams is set for Saturday at 8:15 p.m. MT.