Utah Football Moves Up In Latest CFP Top 25 Ranking

Nov 8, 2022, 5:41 PM | Updated: 5:47 pm


Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham walks along the sideline as Utah and Florida play in Gainesvillle, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – After a 45-20 win over Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Utah football team moved up one spot in the latest College Football Playoff Top 25.

Utah football came in at No. 14 in the country in the first top 25 ranking.

This is one step up from last week’s No. 14 ranking. 

Utah’s Latest Win Over Arizona

Despite being bit by the injury bug, the Utes pulled off an impressive win against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium. The final score was 45-20.

Cam Rising started at quarterback, but the Utes dominated on the ground.

 Utah running backs Ja’Quinden Jackson and Jaylon Glover made the most of their carries against Arizona Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the Utes’ impressive 45-20 win. After weeks of showing flashes of what they could be, both players really shined for the Utes against the Wildcats, but both also unfortunately left the game early with injuries.


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Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said in his post-game press conference that the status of Jackson and Glover is unknown, and they will have a better idea Sunday of what exactly is going on.

“We’ll find out more tomorrow,” Whittingham said. “I know it was upper body with JJ and lower body with Jaylon. That’s all we can say right now and we’ll see how serious they are and get a better read on that tomorrow or Monday.”

Utah’s AP Ranking

The Utes fell from No. 12 to No. 13 in this week’s AP rankings. 

Utes’ Next Game

Utah’s last home game of the 2022 regular season will be a late one as they prepare to host the Stanford Cardinal at Rice-Eccles Stadium for Senior Night. It was announced Sunday morning the game next week will be an 8 p.m. MT kickoff on ESPN.

Here’s how you can watch or listen to Utah’s game against Stanford.

Full College Football Playoff Ranking

  1. Georgia
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. TCU
  5. Tennessee
  6. Oregon
  7. LSU
  8. Southern California
  9. Alabama
  10. Clemson
  11. Mississippi
  12. UCLA
  13. Utah
  14. Penn State
  15. North Carolina
  16. NC State
  17. Tulane
  18. Texas
  19. Kansas State
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Illinois
  22. UCF
  23. Florida State
  24. Kentucky
  25. Washington

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Utah Football Moves Up In Latest CFP Top 25 Ranking