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Pollsters Continue To Show Respect For BYU Football In Latest Top 25 Rankings

Oct 18, 2020, 12:05 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2020, 12:51 am

PROVO, Utah – BYU football continues to climb in the Top 25 rankings after a 17-point victory over the Houston Cougars on Friday night. With the win, BYU is now one of only four teams in college football that is currently 5-0. The others are No. 1 Clemson, SMU, and Liberty.

In the Amway Coaches Poll, BYU moved up two spots from No. 13 to No. 11 in a tie with the Miami Hurricanes from the ACC. This is BYU’s sixth consecutive week ranked week in the Top 25 polls, a record during the Independence era which dates back to 2011. It’s the highest stretch of weeks in the polls since 2007-2009 where BYU found themselves ranked in 29 consecutive ballots.

The Associated Press Top 25 poll moved BYU up two spots from No. 14 to No. 12 leaping Oregon who has yet to play a game this season.

BYU Football climbs Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll

Week of October 18th, 2020

1. Clemson (5-0)

2. Alabama (4-0)

3. Notre Dame (4-0)

4. Georgia (3-1)

5. Ohio State (0-0)

6. Oklahoma State (3-0)

7. Penn State (0-0)

8. Florida (2-1)

9. Texas A&M (3-1)

10. Cincinnati (3-0)

T-11. Miami (4-1)

T-11. BYU (5-0)

13. North Carolina (3-1)

14. Wisconsin (0-0)

15. Oregon (0-0)

16. SMU (5-0)

17. Michigan (0-0)

18. Iowa State (3-1)

19. Kansas State (3-1)

20. Virginia Tech (3-1)

21. Minnesota (0-0)

22. NC State (4-1)

23. USC (0-0)

24. Coastal Carolina (4-0)

25. Marshall (4-0)

AP Top 25 Poll

Week of October 18th, 2020

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Notre Dame

4. Georgia

5. Ohio State

6. Oklahoma State

7. Texas A&M

8. Penn State

9. Cincinnati

10. Florida

11. Miami

12. BYU

13. Oregon

T-14. North Carolina

T-14. Wisconsin

16. SMU

17. Iowa State

18. Michigan

19. Virginia Tech

20. Kansas State

21. Minnesota

22. Marshall

23. NC State

24. USC

25. Coastal Carolina

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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