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Utes One Spot Out Of College Football Playoff In Latest Rankings

Devin Lloyd #20 of the Utah Utes is congratulated by teammate Francis Bernard #13 after sacking Steven Montez of the Colorado Buffaloes during the second half of their game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Utes moved up one spot to No. 5 in the country by the committee in the fifth College Football Playoff rankings of the 2019 season.

It’s the 29th week that they have appeared in the CFP rankings since the Playoff began in 2014. That is the sixth most in the country behind Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and LSU.

The Utes are coming off of a 45-15 win over Colorado on Saturday, their eighth straight victory. They are the highest ranked team in the Pac-12, it’s also the highest ranking that Utah has ever received in the Playoff rankings.

It’s the highest playoff ranking for a Pac-12 team since Washington in 2016.

Utah’s next opponent, the Oregon Ducks moved up one spot to No. 13.

Here is the entire Top 25 rankings from the College Football Playoff Committee:

  1. Ohio State (12-0)
  2. LSU (12-0)
  3. Clemson (12-0)
  4. Georgia (11-1)
  5. Utah (11-1)
  6. Oklahoma (11-1)
  7. Baylor (11-1)
  8. Wisconsin (10-2)
  9. Florida (10-2)
  10. Penn State (10-2)
  11. Auburn (9-3)
  12. Alabama (10-2)
  13. Oregon (10-2)
  14. Michigan (9-3)
  15. Notre Dame (10-2)
  16. Iowa (9-3)
  17. Memphis (11-1)
  18. Minnesota (10-2)
  19. Boise State (11-1)
  20. Cincinnati (10-2)
  21. Appalachian State (11-1)
  22. USC (8-4)
  23. Virginia (9-3)
  24. Navy (9-2)
  25. Oklahoma State (8-4)

Utah will face No. 13 Oregon on Friday in the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game will kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be televised on ABC.

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