BYU Tumbles Down AP Top 25 After Oregon Loss, Utah Sees Slight Bump
SALT LAKE CITY – The week four AP Top 25 is out. One team from the state of Utah took a tumble, while the other saw a slight jump.
BYU dropped from No. 12 to No. 19 in this week’s AP Top 25 after losing to Oregon, 41 to 20. Utah crushed the San Diego State Aztecs in a late-night window, giving them a slight jump from 14 to 13 in this week’s rankings.
BYU falls after blowout loss to Oregon
BYU tumbled down the rankings after suffering a 41-20 loss on the road to the Oregon Ducks. A game that probably wasn’t as close as the final score would suggest.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 18, 2022
BYU is now 2-1 on the season and turns its attention to former Mountain West Conference rival Wyoming. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2 and KSL NewsRadio.
Oregon took a huge jump after crushing BYU. The Ducks were the biggest risers in the AP Top 25 poll, surging up 10 spots to No. 15.
Utah cruised through San Diego State
Utah improves to 2-1 on the season after defeating former Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State, 35 to 7. Quarterback Cam Rising passed for four touchdowns as the Utes jumped out to a 35 to 0 lead through three quarters, then put in the reserves as they rolled to a blowout win.
Next week, Utah opens up Pac-12 play on the road against the Arizona State Sun Devils at 8:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN.
Pac-12 Conference has four teams
Along with Utah, the Pac-12 Conference has four teams in the week four AP Top 25. USC is at No. 7, Utah, Oregon, and then Washington at No. 18 after their dominating win over Michigan State.
AP Top 25 Poll: Week 4
Week of September 18, 2022
1. Georgia (3-0)
2. Alabama (3-0)
3. Ohio State (3-0)
4. Michigan (3-0)
5. Clemson (3-0)
6. Oklahoma (3-0)
7. USC (3-0)
8. Kentucky (3-0)
9. Oklahoma State (3-0)
10. Arkansas (3-0)
11. Tennessee (3-0)
12. NC State (3-0)
13. Utah (2-1)
14. Penn State (3-0)
15. Oregon (2-1)
16. Ole Miss (3-0)
17. Baylor (2-1)
18. Washington (3-0)
19. BYU (2-1)
20. Florida (2-1)
21. Wake Forest (3-0)
22. Texas (2-1)
23. Texas A&M (2-1)
24. Pitt (2-1)
25. Miami (2-1)
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.