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Utah Soars Up Final College Football Playoff Rankings

Dec 5, 2021, 12:52 PM | Updated: 12:53 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – The final College Football Playoff rankings are out and like the AP and Coaches poll, Utah catapulted over BYU.

Pac-12 Champion Utes are No. 11 in the final rankings after defeating Oregon in the league championship game. That was a huge climb as Utah jumped six spots.

BYU dropped from No. 12 to No. 13 in the rankings. That leaves BYU outside of being in the pool for the New Year’s Six.

Utah will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2022 Rose Bowl, while BYU is expected to play in the Independence Bowl.

The playoff committee doesn’t release a postseason College Football Playoff rankings poll. So this is the final Top 25 of the 2021 season.

Final College Football Playoff Top 25

1. Alabama (12-1)

2. Michigan (12-1)

3. Georgia (12-1)

4. Cincinnati (13-0)

5. Notre Dame (11-1)

6. Ohio State (10-2)

7. Baylor

8. Ole Miss

9. Oklahoma State

10. Michigan State

11. Utah

12. Pitt

13. BYU (10-2)

14. Oregon (10-3)

15. Iowa (10-3)

16. Oklahoma (10-2)

17. Wake Forest (10-3)

18. NC State (9-3)

19. Clemson (9-3)

20. Houston (11-2)

21. Arkansas (8-4)

22. Kentucky (9-3)

23. Louisiana (12-1)

24. San Diego State (11-2)

25. Texas A&M (8-4)

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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