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.

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