Utes, Cougars Featured In The AP Poll’s Preseason Rankings

Aug 15, 2022, 10:12 AM | Updated: 1:26 pm
Jaren Hall, BYU, Cameron Rising, Utah, Phil Steele...
BYU QB Jaren Hall and Utah QB Cameron Rising are one of the regional covers for the 2022 Phil Steele College Football Preview. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY- The AP Poll thinks the state of Utah has it going on when it comes to college football in 2022. Both the Utes and Cougars made the AP Poll’s preseason rankings with Utah coming in at #7 and BYU at #25. Last season, the state made history with all three FBS schools finishing the 2021 season ranked in the final AP Top 25 Poll for the first time.

Other relevant rankings include Utah conference mates Oregon at #11 and USC at #14. BYU also has some interest in the rankings with opponents Baylor at #10 and Arkansas at #19.

The Utes come in as the highest ranked school in the state, as well as the Pac-12. This is also the highest starting rank, along with the Coaches Poll last week, in program history.

2022 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Georgia
  4. Clemson
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Texas A & M
  7. UTAH
  8. Michigan
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Baylor
  11. Oregon
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. North Carolina
  14. USC
  15. Michigan State
  16. Miami
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Arkansas
  20. Kentucky
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Wake Forest
  23. Cincinnati
  24. Houston
  25. BYU

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