BYU Football Keeps Climbing AP Top 25 After Win Over USF

Sep 26, 2021, 12:34 PM | Updated: 12:44 pm
BYU Football - Gunner Romney...
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.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Brett Yormark, Big 12, Big 12 Conference...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Will Reportedly Hire Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Exec For Next Commissioner

The Big 12 reportedly has its next commissioner, and he has a unique background that's not tied to college sports.
1 day ago
Noah Waterman, BYU Basketball, Transfer Portal...
Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Big Man Noah Waterman From Portal

BYU picks up a 6-foot-11 big man who can stretch the floor.
1 day ago
Isaiah Herron, BYU Football, Cornerback, Arizona...
Mitch Harper

BYU DB Isaiah Herron Announces Retirement From Football

Former cornerback started in 10 games during his four years with the BYU football program.
1 day ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Lands Productive Texas Prep RB Landen Chambers

BYU adds to its 2023 recruiting class with a pickup from Big 12 Country.
1 day ago
Baylor Bears, Dillon Doyle, BYU Football...
Mitch Harper

Three Things To Know About BYU Football Opponents: Baylor Bears

Getting to know BYU's week two opponent, and future Big 12 foe, the Baylor Bears.
1 day ago
Kyle Ireland

Utah, BYU Ranked Among Top SEC Non-Conference Games In 2022 listed college football games for the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars among the "10 best SEC non-conference games in 2022."
1 day ago
BYU Football Keeps Climbing AP Top 25 After Win Over USF