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BYU Football Ends Regular Season Highest-Ranked Team Out West In Major Polls

Dec 20, 2020, 1:15 PM | Updated: 1:16 pm
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Quarterback Zach Wilson has led BYU football to a 10-1 regular season record. (BYU Photo/Claire Moore)
(BYU Photo/Claire Moore)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football might not be headed to a major bowl game, but the Cougars can lay claim to being the highest-ranked team out west at the end of the 2020 season.

The latest Top 25 rankings for the AP, Coaches, and College Football Playoff rankings were released on Sunday and BYU made a small jump in all the polls.

Pollsters in the Associated Press Top 25 ranked 10-1 BYU the highest at No. 13. Coaches placed BYU at No. 15 and the Playoff Committee placed the Cougars at No. 16.

BYU finished higher than all of the teams in the Mountain and Pacific timezones of the college football landscape, including Pac-12 Champion Oregon who appeared in the Playoff and AP rankings at No. 25.

The Cougars will look to cap off their 2020 season in the Boca Raton Bowl against 6-3 UCF from the American Athletic Conference on Tuesday, December 22.

BYU Football checks in at No. 13 in the AP Top 25

1. Alabama (11-0)

2. Clemson (10-1)

3. Ohio State (6-0)

4. Notre Dame (10-1)

5. Texas A&M (8-1)

6. Cincinnati (9-0)

7. Indiana (6-1)

8. Oklahoma (8-2)

9. Coastal Carolina (11-0)

10. Florida (8-3)

11. Georgia (7-2)

12. Iowa State (8-3)

13. BYU (10-1)

14. North Carolina (8-3)

15. Northwestern (6-2)

16. Louisiana (9-1)

17. Iowa (6-2)

18. Miami (8-2)

19. San Jose State (7-0)

20. Texas (6-3)

21. USC (5-1)

22. Tulsa (6-2)

23. Liberty (9-1)

24. NC State (8-3)

25. Oregon (4-2)

Amway Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (11-0)

2. Clemson (10-1)

3. Ohio State (6-0)

4. Notre Dame (10-1)

5. Texas A&M (8-1)

6. Cincinnati (9-0)

7. Oklahoma (8-2)

8. Indiana (6-1)

9. Georgia (7-2)

10. Florida (8-3)

11. Coastal Carolina (11-0)

12. Iowa State (8-3)

13. Northwestern (6-2)

14. North Carolina (8-3)

15. BYU (10-1)

16. Iowa (6-2)

17. Louisiana (9-1)

18. Miami (8-2)

19. USC (5-1)

20. San Jose State (7-0)

21. Oklahoma State (7-3)

22. NC State (8-3)

23. Liberty (9-1)

24. Texas (6-3)

25. Tulsa (6-2)

College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Ohio State

4. Notre Dame

5. Texas A&M

6. Oklahoma

7. Florida

8. Cincinnati

9. Georgia

10. Iowa State

11. Indiana

12. Coastal Carolina

13. North Carolina

14. Northwestern

15. Iowa

16. BYU

17. USC

18. Miami (FL)

19. Louisiana

20. Texas

21. Oklahoma State

22. San Jose State

23. NC State

24. Tulsa

25. Oregon

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 and the KSL Sports app.

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