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Utah Leaps BYU In AP, Coaches Polls After Winning Pac-12 Title

Dec 5, 2021, 10:23 AM
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A Utah Utes cheerleader haves a flag during the first of an college football game against the San Jose State Spartans on September 16, 2017 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Utes leaped the BYU Cougars in the final AP and Coaches polls before the bowl season.

The Utes moved up after winning the Pac-12 Championship for the first time in program history.

BYU remained in the top 15 after not playing during championship week.

The Utah State Aggies received votes in the AP and Coaches polls are winning the Mountain West title for the first time in school history.

AP Top 25 Poll

Week 15

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

Receiving Votes: Utah State 109, Wisconsin 66, San Diego State 63, Minnesota 38, Purdue 36, Appalachian State 9, Army 7, Mississippi State 4, Penn State 4, Northern Illinois 1

Coaches Poll

Week 15

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

Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 105; Utah State 85; San Diego State 62; Minnesota 17; Air Force 15; Penn State 5; Fresno State 5; UCLA 3; Mississippi State 2; Coastal Carolina 2; Appalachian State 2; Purdue 1.

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