BYU Football Tumbles Down Top 25 Polls After Loss To Boise State

Oct 10, 2021, 12:38 PM | Updated: 12:44 pm

Tyler Allgeier - BYU Cougars - Boise State Broncos...

YU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) closes his eyes as he warms up ahead of an NCAA college football game against Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – Through the first five weeks of the season, BYU football kept climbing up the national Top 25 polls. That climb has now turned into an abrupt tumble.

After an upset loss against Boise State, BYU’s tumble was the biggest drop this week in the Top 25 polls.

The 26-17 loss to the Broncos dropped BYU nine spots in the AP Top 25 from No. 10 to No. 19. In the Coaches Poll, BYU fell ten spots to No. 20.

BYU is now 5-1 overall on the season and the schedule doesn’t ease up. The Independent Cougars now gear up for a mid-season three-game stretch of Power Five opponents. It starts with future Big 12 foe Baylor this Saturday in Waco, Texas.

Baylor, who like BYU has a 5-1 record, is currently receiving votes in both national Top 25 polls.

BYU’s top quarterback, Jaren Hall, was back in the starting role after being out for two weeks due to injury.

The Cougars weren’t the only team that experienced an upset this past week. Previously No. 1 ranked Alabama lost to unbanked Texas A&M. Opening the door for a new No. 1 team in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs. Their first time being in the top spot during the regular season since 1982.

AP Top 25 Poll

Week 7

1. Georgia (6-0)

2. Iowa (6-0)

3. Cincinnati (5-0)

4. Oklahoma (6-0)

5. Alabama (5-1)

6. Ohio State (5-1)

7. Penn State (5-1)

8. Michigan (6-0)

9. Oregon (4-1)

10. Michigan State (6-0)

11. Kentucky (6-0)

12. Oklahoma State (5-0)

13. Ole Miss (4-1)

14. Notre Dame (5-1)

15. Coastal Carolina (6-0)

16. Wake Forest (6-0)

17. Arkansas (4-2)

18. Arizona State (5-1)

19. BYU (5-1)

20. Florida (4-2)

21. Texas A&M (4-2)

22. NC State (4-1)

23. SMU (6-0)

24. San Diego State (5-0)

25. Texas (4-2)

Others Receiving Votes: Auburn; Clemson; Baylor; UTSA; Mississippi State; Kansas State; Air Force; Appalachian State; Pitt.

BYU Football drops 10 spots in Coaches Top 25 Poll

1. Georgia

2. Iowa

3. Oklahoma

4. Cincinnati

5. Alabama

6. Ohio State

7. Michigan

8. Penn State

9. Michigan State

10. Oregon

11. Kentucky

12. Oklahoma State

13. Notre Dame

14. Ole Miss

15. Coastal Carolina

16. Wake Forest

17. Florida

18. Texas A&M

19. Arkansas

20. BYU

21. NC State

22. Arizona State

23. SMU

24. San Diego State

25. Clemson

Others receiving votes: Auburn; Baylor; Texas; Pitt; UTSA; Mississippi State; Iowa State; Appalachian State; Boston College; Air Force; Tennessee; Liberty; Nevada; Louisiana; Houston; Fresno State; UCLA.

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

BYU/Baylor, Game Preview, Big 12...

Mitch Harper

No. 25 BYU Looks For Bounceback At Home Against No. 11 Baylor

BYU hots Baylor in a Top 25 showdown in Big 12 Conference action.

1 day ago

BYU Basketball, Predictions, Remaining Games...

Mitch Harper

Cougar Sports Roundtable: Projecting BYU’s Remaining Games, College Football 25 Video Game

Three questions centered around BYU sports for the Cougar Sports Saturday crew.

1 day ago

BYU Football, LaVell Edwards Stadium, Field...

Mitch Harper

BYU Won’t Have Access To LaVell Edwards Stadium During Spring Practice

BYU kicks off spring practices later this month.

1 day ago

Big 12 Basketball, BYU, Kansas State, Power Rankings...

Mitch Harper

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings: Chase To Kansas City Heating Up

The race to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City is getting closer.

1 day ago

BYU Basketball, Mark Pope, AP Top 25...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Hangs On Inside Latest AP Top 25 Poll

Despite a loss at Oklahoma State, BYU basketball hangs on in the national rankings.

1 day ago


Michelle Bodkin

Dates Announced For 2024 Big 12 Media Days

The Big 12 Conference now has the dates of their Media Days event per the conference's X account.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

BYU Football Tumbles Down Top 25 Polls After Loss To Boise State