BYU Football Keeps Climbing AP Top 25 After Win Over USF

Sep 26, 2021, 12:34 PM | Updated: 12:44 pm

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Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Gunner Romney (18) celebrates after making a long catch for a touchdown as BYU and USF play a college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. BYU won 35-27. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football moves up the AP Top 25 poll after defeating USF 35-27.

Saturday night’s win over the Bulls left BYU players with some long faces that led head coach Kalani Sitake with a reminder that they won the game. The AP pollsters didn’t have a long face towards BYU and their performance against the Bulls.

BYU climbed two more spots from No. 15 to No. 13 heading into week five of the college football season.

Entering the year, no one would have guessed that BYU would ever be ranked ahead of Clemson. Or within two spots of Ohio State. But that’s the case this week.

Clemson dropped a game to NC State causing the Tigers to plummet from No. 9 to No. 25. Then future Big 12 foe Iowa State lost to Baylor. The Cyclones fell out of the entire poll after suffering their second setback of the season.

BYU travels to Waco to play Baylor coming up on October 16. Former BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes has helped lead a powerful offense with the Bears this season. They’ve jumped out to a quick 4-0 start.

BYU is one of only eight teams among the undefeated squads to have all of their victories come by at least a touchdown in regulation. The others include Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Oregon, and Wake Forest.

BYU football moves up two spots in the latest AP Top 25 poll

Week 5

1. Alabama (4-0)

2. Georgia (4-0)

3. Oregon (4-0)

4. Penn State (4-0)

5. Iowa (4-0)

6. Oklahoma (4-0)

7. Cincinnati (3-0)

8. Arkansas (4-0)

9. Notre Dame (4-0)

10. Florida (3-1)

11. Ohio State (3-1)

12. Ole Miss (3-0)

13. BYU (4-0)

14. Michigan (4-0)

15. Texas A&M (3-1)

16. Coastal Carolina (4-0)

17. Michigan State (4-0)

18. Fresno State (4-1)

19. Oklahoma State (4-0)

20. UCLA (3-1)

21. Baylor (4-0)

22. Auburn (3-1)

23. NC State (3-1)

24. Wake Fores (4-0)

25. Clemson (2-2)

Amway Coaches Poll Top 25

Week 5

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Oregon

4. Oklahoma

5. Iowa

6. Penn State

7. Notre Dame

8. Cincinnati

9. Florida

10. Ohio State

11. Arkansas

12. Ole Miss

13. Texas A&M

14. Michigan

15. BYU

T-16. Michigan State

T-16. Coastal Carolina

18. Oklahoma State

19. Clemson

20. UCLA

21. Fresno State

22. Auburn

23. Kentucky

24. Baylor

25. Wake Forest

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.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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BYU Football Keeps Climbing AP Top 25 After Win Over USF