Utes Move Into Top 5 Of AP Poll After Win Over CU, Alabama Loss
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Utes moved in the top five in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll following their victory over Colorado and Alabama’s loss to Auburn.
The Utes moved up one spot from No. 6 and replaced the Crimson Tide at No. 5 in the poll released on Sunday, December 1. Alabama dropped four spots to No. 9 in the poll.
It’s the highest ranking in the poll for Utah this season and the team’s highest ranking since 2015 when they were No. 3.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) December 1, 2019
In the Coaches Poll, the Utes moved up one spot to No. 5.
The College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
Here is the entire AP Top 25 Poll following the 14th week of the college football season:
- LSU (12-0)
- Ohio State (12-0)
- Clemson (12-0)
- Georgia (11-1)
- Utah (11-1)
- Oklahoma (11-1)
- Florida (10-2)
- Baylor (11-1)
- Alabama (10-2)
- Wisconsin (10-2)
- Auburn (9-3)
- Penn State (10-2)
- Oregon (10-2)
- Notre Dame (10-2)
- Minnesota (10-2)
- Memphis (11-1)
- Michigan (9-3)
- Iowa (9-3)
- Boise State (11-1)
- Appalachian State (11-1)
- Cincinnati (10-2)
- Virginia (9-3)
- Navy (9-2)
- USC (8-4)
- Air Force (10-2)
Others receiving votes:
SMU (50), Oklahoma State (36), Kansas State (36), UCF (6), Virginia Tech (6), Iowa State (5), Arizona State (4), California (3), Washington (2).
POLL ALERT: Utah climbs to No. 5 in AP Top 25 presented by @askRegions; Alabama ends historic run in top five, falls to No. 9; LSU, Ohio St top poll.
Full AP Top 25 poll: https://t.co/DWCBw9xytP
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 1, 2019
Utah improved to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in Pac-12 play with the win over Colorado. The victory also clinched Utah the Pac-12 South for the second year in a row and secured themselves a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game.
The Utes will face the Pac-12 North champion Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 title game on Friday, December 6. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC.
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