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BYU Enters Top 10 Of Coaches Poll, Moves Up In AP Top 25

PROVO, Utah – After crushing Texas State by a score of 52-14, BYU football moves up once again in the latest national rankings. The Cougars saw a slight bump in both the Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls.

In each poll, BYU moved up one spot to No. 10 in the Coaches and No. 11 in the AP. BYU is one of three teams in college football this season that is 6-0. The others are the No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers and Liberty Flames.

BYU leaped programs such as Penn State (who lost to Indiana) and Miami (close call against 1-4 Virginia). With the return of the Big Ten Conference, it caused a team to leap BYU. The Wisconsin Badgers Friday night win over Illinois catapulted the Badgers from No. 14 to No. 9 in the AP poll.

BYU now begins preparations to host 2-4 Western Kentucky on Halloween night in front of a nationally-televised ESPN audience at 8:15 p.m. (MT). That game against the Hilltoppers should serve as a tune-up to the big one for BYU against Boise State on November 6th.

The Broncos opened their season this weekend defeating Utah State 42-13. With the dominant victory, the Broncos moved in at No. 25 of the AP poll. Boise State faces Air Force this weekend before hosting BYU on “The Blue.”

BYU’s top ten ranking in the Coaches Poll is the first time the Cougars have been among the nation’s ten best teams since 2009. That season, BYU rose as high as No. 7 before falling to Florida State in week three.

BYU enters Top 10 of Amway Coaches Poll

Week of October 25th, 2020

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma State

7. Cincinnati

8. Texas A&M

9. Florida

10. BYU

11. Wisconsin

12. Miami

13. North Carolina

14. Michigan

15. Oregon

16. Kansas State

17. Penn State

18. Marshall

19. Indiana

20. USC

21. Coastal Carolina

22. Iowa State

23. SMU

24. Oklahoma

25. Army

AP Top 25

Week of October 25th, 2020

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Oklahoma State

7. Cincinnati

8. Texas A&M

9. Wisconsin

10. Florida

11. BYU

12. Miami

13. Michigan

14. Oregon

15. North Carolina

16. Kansas State

17. Indiana

18. Penn State

19. Marshall

20. Coastal Carolina

21. USC

22. SMU

23. Iowa State

24. Oklahoma

25. Boise State

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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