BYU Moves Up Slightly In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

Dec 15, 2020, 5:24 PM
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BYU football coach Kalani Sitake on the sideline during the Cougars 22-17 loss against Coastal Carolina. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah  – BYU football moved up slightly in the fourth installment of the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Cougars closed out the regular season with a 10-1 record after a victory over the San Diego State Aztecs in Provo.

BYU now knows its postseason spot so the Playoff rankings are just decorational at this point.

The No. 17 ranking is lower than both the AP and Coaches where they have BYU ranked at No. 14 and No. 16 in those polls.

Next week BYU will face the UCF Knights in the Boca Raton Bowl on December 22nd in Florida.

The one team that defeated BYU, Coastal Carolina moved up one spot after defeating Troy. Chanticleers are now up to No. 12, one spot away from being in the at-large pool for a New Year’s Six bowl game.

A total of six teams outside Power 5 conferences make up this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. Cincinnati is the highest ranked team but the Bearcats moved down once again to No. 9 despite not playing. The Bearcats haven’t played since November 21st due to COVID-19 related issues. They started out at No. 7 and have only fell while two teams with two losses remain in front of the Bearcats.

BYU Football moves up in Week 4 of College Football Playoff rankings

1. Alabama

2. Notre Dame

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Texas A&M

6. Iowa State

7. Florida

8. Georgia

9. Cincinnati

10. Oklahoma

11. Indiana

12. Coastal Carolina

13. USC

14. Northwestern

15. North Carolina

16. Iowa

17. BYU

18. Miami (FL)

19. Louisiana

20. Texas

21. Oklahoma State

22. NC State

23. Tulsa

24. San Jose State

25. Colorado

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for 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 and the KSL Sports app.

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