BYU Soars While Utah Drops In Latest AP Poll After Weekend Of Upsets

Sep 11, 2022, 12:09 PM | Updated: 12:21 pm
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BYU football wide receiver Puka Nacua is a huge piece to the Cougars high-powered offense in 2022. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)
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SALT LAKE CITY- BYU  made a spectacular jump while Utah dropped the latest AP Poll after a crazy weekend for the college football AP Top 10. #6 Texas A & M fell to Appalachian State, #8 Notre Dame was taken out by Marshall, #9 Baylor lost to #21 BYU in double overtime, and #1 Alabama barely pulled off a win against an unranked Texas.

Those weren’t the only notable upsets either. #19 Wisconsin didn’t survive their game with an unranked Washington State team, and #12 Florida transformed back into a pumpkin when #20 Kentucky got the win in The Swamp. While neither team is ranked in the AP Poll, it was still shocking on a local level to see Weber State take out Utah State.

BYU, Utah Handle Business

Admittedly, the Utes’ game was not as exciting in week two as it was in week one, but Kyle Whittingham’s team did what you expect a fringe Top 10 team to do to an FCS opponent. However, a combination of not an exciting opponent, and Florida losing moved Utah back a spot to #14 in this week’s poll.

BYU on the other hand hosted a double overtime thriller in Provo and was part of the chaos that ensued in the AP Top 10 this weekend. For finishing the job against #9 Baylor, 26-20, the Cougars jumped up nine spots to #12.

Week Three AP Top 25

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


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