Utes Drop, Cougars Rise In Latest AP Poll

Sep 6, 2022, 12:25 PM | Updated: 12:27 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 state of Utah continues to be well represented by Utah and BYU football in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. The Utes started out at #7, but dropped six spots to #13 after a heartbreaking 3-point loss to Florida in the Swamp. Meanwhile, the Cougars started at #25 and jumped a four spots to #21 after an impressive win over USF in Tampa. Florida who wasn’t ranked to start the season jumped to #12 after showing they are further ahead than most thought they would be to start the year.

Both local teams have a lot to look forward to in the 2022 season if all goes well. While Utah had a bit of a setback at The Swamp, all of their goals remain in tact, and BYU will have their first big test of the year this weekend at home against Baylor.

AP Top 25 Rankings Heading Into Week 2

  1. Alabama (1-0)
  2. Georgia (1-0)
  3. Ohio State (1-0)
  4. Michigan (1-0)
  5. Clemson (1-0)
  6. Texas A & M (1-0)
  7. Oklahoma (1-0)
  8. Notre Dame (0-1)
  9. Baylor (1-0)
  10. USC (1-0)
  11. Oklahoma State (1-0)
  12. Florida (1-0)
  13. Utah (0-1)
  14. Michigan State (1-0)
  15. Miami (1-0)
  16. Arkansas (1-0)
  17. Pitsburgh (1-0)
  18. North Carolina State (1-0)
  19. Wisconsin (1-0)
  20. Kentucky (1-0)
  21. BYU (1-0)
  22. Ole Miss (1-0)
  23. Wake Forest (1-0)
  24. Tennessee (1-0)
  25. Houston (1-0)

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