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Where BYU, Utah Rank In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

Nov 16, 2021, 5:21 PM | Updated: 5:31 pm
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IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 16: A detail view of the College Football Playoff logo shown during a press conference on October 16, 2013 in Irving, Texas. Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University professor and former United States Secretary of State, was chosen to serve as one of the 13 members that will select four teams to compete in the first playoff at the end of the 2014 season. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – The third installment of the College Football Playoff rankings is out.

Utah moved up one spot from No. 24 to No. 23 after defeating the Arizona Wildcats. It sets up a massive matchup this weekend against the Oregon Ducks, who remained at No. 3 in the latest rankings.

Saturday’s game is expected to be the first of two games between the Utes and Ducks as both teams lead their respective divisions in the Pac-12 Conference.

BYU at 8-2 overall coming off a bye week remained at No. 14 in the rankings. The Cougars were jumped by SEC’s Ole Miss who launched from No. 15 to No. 12 after defeating the Texas A&M Aggies.

In order for BYU to get in the at-large pool for the New Year’s Six they need to get into the top 12 of the rankings. Oklahoma and Ole Miss are currently the two teams in front of them. One of BYU’s two losses, Baylor, sits at No. 11 at 8-2.

BYU is back in action this Saturday when they take on the Georgia Southern Eagles from the Sun Belt Conference. The Eagles are 3-7 overall. It’s BYU’s first-ever trip to Statesboro, Georgia.

BYU then closes out the regular season on November 27 against the USC Trojans in Los Angeles.

College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings

(As of November 16, 2021)

1. Georgia (10-0)

2. Alabama (9-1)

3. Oregon (9-1)

4. Ohio State (9-1)

5. Cincinnati (10-0)

6. Michigan (9-1)

7. Michigan State (9-1)

8. Notre Dame (9-1)

9. Oklahoma State (9-1)

10. Wake Forest (9-1)

11. Baylor (8-2)

12. Ole Miss (8-2)

13. Oklahoma (9-1)

14. BYU (8-2)

15. Wisconsin (7-3)

16. Texas A&M (7-3)

17. Iowa (8-2)

18. Pittsburgh (8-2)

19. San Diego State (9-1)

20. NC State (7-3)

21. Arkansas (7-3)

22. UTSA (10-0)

23. Utah (7-3)

24. Houston (9-1)

25. Mississippi State (6-4)

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com 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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