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Utes Move Up Two Spots To No. 13 In AP Poll

Oregon State Beavers running back B.J. Baylor (20) gets tackled by Utah Utes linebacker Andrew Mata’afa (55), Utah Utes defensive end Bradlee Anae (6), Utah Utes defensive end Maxs Tupai (92) and Utah Utes linebacker Sione Lund (24) during in a football game at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Utah won 52-7. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After their big 52-7 win over Oregon State on Saturday, the Utah Utes have moved up two spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll from No. 15 to No. 13.

They jumped over Boise State, who stays at No. 14. Utah is still the second highest ranked Pac-12 team in the poll but are now just one spot behind the Oregon Ducks, who moved up one spot to No. 12.

The Utes’ next opponent is Arizona State and they moved up one spot from No. 18 to No. 17 after their win over Washington State. Washington moved back into the poll to No. 25 after they handled Arizona in Tuscon.

The Utes also moved up one spot to No. 14 in the Coaches Poll. BYU’s next opponent is the Boise State Broncos, who stayed at No. 14 despite their 59-37 win over Hawaii on Saturday.

Here is the entire AP Top 25 Poll heading into Week 8 of the college football season:

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Penn State
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Auburn
  12. Oregon
  13. Utah
  14. Boise State
  15. Texas
  16. Michigan
  17. Arizona State
  18. Baylor
  19. SMU
  20. Minnesota
  21. Cincinnati
  22. Missouri
  23. Iowa
  24. Appalachian State
  25. Washington

Others receiving votes:

Tulane (55), Iowa State (36), Temple (31), Wake Forest (25), California (20), Virginia (8), Memphis (6), USC (4), South Carolina (4), Texas A&M (3), UCF (3), San Diego State (2), Louisiana Tech (1).

Utah and Arizona State will kickoff at 4 p.m. on Saturday and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

BYU will host Boise State on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and heard on KSL Newsradio.

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