Utes Ranked In AP Preseason Poll; Aggies Receive Votes
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The college football season will begin this weekend with “Week 0” games, leading up to that, the Associated Press released their preseason Top 25 poll.
The rankings will reflect this poll until the midway point of the season when the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release their Top 25 rankings.
The University of Utah is No. 14 in the preseason AP poll. Utah State received 8 votes in the “Others receiving votes” category.
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Utah is the third highest-ranked Pac-12 team and the highest and only ranked team in the South Division.
Oregon is ranked higher at No. 11 ahead of their big matchup with Auburn.
Washington is just ahead of the Utes at No. 13.
Washington State is No. 23 and Stanford cracks the rankings at No. 25.
Here is the entire AP Top 25 Preseason Poll:
5. Ohio State
9. Notre Dame
12. Texas A&M
15. Penn State
18. Michigan State
21. Iowa State
23. Washington State
Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1.
Utah will open the season on August 29 in Provo against BYU, while Utah State will travel to Wake Forest on August 30.