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BYU, Utah Football Move Up Rankings After Regular Season Finale Wins

Nov 28, 2021, 12:07 PM | Updated: 12:12 pm
Kalani Sitake - BYU Cougars - Kyle Whittingham - Utah Utes...
Head coach Kalani Sitake of the Brigham Young Cougars meets with head coach Kyle Whittingham of the Utah Utes after the Ute's come from behind 35-27 win at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The BYU Cougars and Utah Utes moved up in the latest top 25 polls following their regular season finale victories.

The No. 12/14 Cougars defeated the USC Trojans in Los Angeles and improved to a 10-2 record. BYU was previously No. 13 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll.

The No. 14/17 Utes took down Pac-12 foe Colorado and moved up to 9-3 on the season. Utah was previously No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 19 in the Coaches Poll.

Utah State beat New Mexico and is receiving votes in the Coaches Poll with a 9-3 record.

AP Top 25 Poll

Week 14

  1. Georgia (12-0)
  2. Michigan (11-1)
  3. Cincinnati (12-0)
  4. Alabama (11-1)
  5. Oklahoma State (11-1)
  6. Notre Dame (11-1)
  7. Ohio State (10-2)
  8. Ole Miss (10-2)
  9. Baylor (10-2)
  10. Oregon (10-2)
  11. Michigan State (10-2)
  12. BYU (10-2)
  13. Oklahoma (10-2)
  14. Utah (9-3)
  15. Iowa (10-2)
  16. Houston (11-1)
  17. Pittsburgh (10-2)
  18. Wake Forest (10-2)
  19. San Diego State (11-2)
  20. Louisiana Lafayette (11-1)
  21. NC State (9-3)
  22. Clemson (9-3)
  23. Arkansas (8-4)
  24. Texas A&M (8-4)
  25. Arkansas (8-4)

Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 68, UTSA 58, Appalachian State 50, Minnesota 37, Purdue 21, Mississippi State 7, Penn State 5, Army 5, Fresno State 1

Coaches Poll

Week 14

  1. Georgia (12-0)
  2. Alabama (11-1)
  3. Michigan (11-1)
  4. Cincinnati (12-0)
  5. Oklahoma State (11-1)
  6. Notre Dame (11-1)
  7. Ohio State (10-2)
  8. Ole Miss (10-2)
  9. Baylor (10-2)
  10. Oregon (10-2)
  11. Oklahoma (10-2)
  12. Iowa (10-2)
  13. Michigan State (10-2)
  14. BYU (10-2)
  15. Pittsburgh (10-2)
  16. Houston (11-1)
  17. Utah (9-3)
  18. Wake Forest (10-2)
  19. San Diego State (11-2)
  20. NC State (9-3)
  21. Louisiana Lafayette (11-1)
  22. Kentucky (9-3)
  23. Texas A&M (8-4)
  24. Clemson (9-3)
  25. Arkansas (8-4)

Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 100; Texas-San Antonio 36; Appalachian State 30; Air Force 16; Minnesota 13; Purdue 11; Utah State 8; Coastal Carolina 8; Penn State 5; UCLA 3; Fresno State 3; Mississippi State 2.

BYU’s next game will be in the Independence Bowl or potentially another postseason contest.

Utah’s next game is in the Pac-12 Conference title game against the Oregon Ducks on Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on ABC.

Utah State’s next game is in the Mountain West Conference title game against the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday, December 4 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on FOX.

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