Utah Football Cracks AP Top 25 Poll, BYU Receiving Votes

Aug 16, 2021, 10:10 AM | Updated: 10:22 am

Britain Covey - Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers...

Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey (18) celebrates a kick return for touchdown with teammates as Utah and Oregon State play a college football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Utah won 30-24. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The preseason AP Top 25 poll was released on Monday morning and the Utah football team cracked the rankings once again.

Utah came in at No. 24 in the country, while the BYU Cougars received six votes in the AP Top 25 poll.

The Utes are one of five Pac-12 teams to make the top 25 ranking, joining Oregon (11), USC (15), Washington (20) and Arizona State (25).

Last season, Utah was ranked No. 22 in the preseason AP poll. Then the Pac-12 postponed the season.

Here is the entire AP Top 25 poll that was released on Monday.

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Oklahoma Sooners
  3. Clemson Tigers
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Georgia Bulldogs
  6. Texas A&M Aggies
  7. Iowa State Cyclones
  8. Cincinnati Bearcats
  9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  10. North Carolina Tar Heels
  11. Oregon Ducks
  12. Wisconsin Badgers
  13. Florida Gators
  14. Miami Hurricanes
  15. USC Trojans
  16. LSU Tigers
  17. Indiana Hoosiers
  18. Iowa Hawkeyes
  19. Penn State Nittany Lions
  20. Washington Huskies
  21. Texas Longhorns
  22. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  23. Lousiana-Lafayette Ragin Canjuns
  24. Utah Utes
  25. Arizona State Sun Devils

Receiving votes: Oklahoma State 107; Ole Miss 106; TCU 40; Liberty 36; Auburn 32; North Carolina State 14; Michigan 12; Northwestern 8; Boise State 7; Nevada 7; BYU 6; Ball State; Houston 5; Boston College 5; UCF 5; West Virginia 3; UAB 2; Army 2; UCLA 2.

Utah will open the 2021 season at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, September 2 against Weber State at 5:30 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Network.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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Utah Football Cracks AP Top 25 Poll, BYU Receiving Votes