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Utah Climbs AP Poll, BYU Holds Steady After Week Four Wins

Sep 25, 2022, 12:27 PM | Updated: 9:36 pm
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Cameron Rising #7 of the Utah Utes gestures after throwing a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of the PAC-12 Football Championship football game against the Oregon Ducks at Allegiant Stadium on December 03, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY- Utah continued to climb the AP Poll while BYU held steady after successfully completing week four with wins.

The Utes traveled to Tempe, Arizona to begin Pac-12 play against an Arizona State team that has seen better days, beating them 34-13. Utah mostly did what was expected of them against the Sun Devils, however, the defense is what really stood out. ASU only gained six-yards of rushing the entire night, and 267 total offensive yards over all. For that the AP voters moved Utah up one spot to #12. This is their highest ranking since they started the season at #7.

 

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BYU on the other hand was at home taking on a familiar foe from the old Mountain West Conference days in Wyoming. While the Cowboys tried to make things interesting early, eventually BYU pulled away 38-24. The biggest reason for the Cougar’s success came from quarterback Jaren Hall who had a career night completing four touchdown passes and crossing 4,000 passing yards on his career. BYU didn’t move this week and remained at #19.

 

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AP Top 25 Poll: Week 5

Week of September 25, 2022

1. Georgia (4-0)

2. Alabama (4-0)

3. Ohio State (4-0)

4. Michigan (4-0)

5. Clemson (4-0)

6. USC (4-0)

7. Kentucky (4-0)

8. Tennessee (4-0)

9. Oklahoma State (3-0)

10. NC State (4-0)

11. Penn State (4-0)

12. Utah (3-1)

13. Oregon (3-1)

14. Ole Miss (4-0)

15. Washington (4-0)

16. Baylor (3-1)

17. Texas A&M (3-1)

18. Oklahoma (3-1)

19. BYU (3-1)

20. Arkansas (3-1)

21. Minnesota (4-0)

22. Wake Forest (3-1)

23. Florida State (4-0)

24. Pitt (3-1)

25. Kansas State (3-1)

What’s Next For Utes, Cougars

The Utes will be heading back home to Rice-Eccles Stadium this week to take on a feisty Oregon State team that came up just short against #6 USC last week. The game be played at 12 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Networks.

The Cougars will also be home this week, but on a short schedule. BYU will be hosting in-state rival Utah State at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Thursday night at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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