Utah Rising In The AP Top 25 After Strong Performance, Conference Upsets

Nov 13, 2022, 12:13 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)
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY- Despite the injuries and having to rework the lineups every week, Utah continues to be peaking at the right time moving up three spots to No. 10 after a strong performance against Stanford. While fellow ranked-conference mates fell short of taking care of business on Saturday, the Utes kept rolling and looking like one of the most well-rounded teams in the Pac-12.

Utah’s move up the AP Top 25 sets up an interesting showdown next weekend at Autzen Stadium against Oregon who couldn’t finish against Washington. The big game will kick-off at 8:30 pm MT/7:30 pm PT on ESPN.

Utah And The Pac-12 In The AP Top 25

It was upset city in the Pac-12 Saturday night with Oregon falling to Washington and UCLA not getting it done against Arizona. The Ducks fell to No. 12 and UCLA fell to No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25 after their losses. USC moved up to No. 7 after taking care of business against Colorado on Friday night and Washington was rewarded for up-ending Oregon moving up nine spots to No. 15.

Oregon State crept their way back into the Top 25 after falling out last week, but a solid win against Cal put them at No. 25.

Next week, the Pac-12 will have two big games that will most likely determine the two teams heading to Las Vegas for the Conference Championship Game. As mentioned before, Utah will be travelling to Eugene to take on Oregon, and UCLA will be hosting USC.

Additionally, the Pac-12 currently has seven teams who are bowl eligible.

AP Top 25 Poll: Week 12

Week of November 13, 2022

  1. Georgia (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (10-0)
  3. Michigan (10-0)
  4. TCU (10-0)
  5. Tennessee (9-1)
  6. LSU (8-2)
  7. USC (9-1)
  8. Alabama (8-2)
  9. Clemson (9-1)
  10. Utah (8-2)
  11. Penn State (8-2)
  12. Oregon (8-2)
  13. North Carolina (9-1)
  14. Ole Miss (8-2)
  15. Washington (8-2)
  16. UCLA (8-2)
  17. UCF (8-2)
  18. Notre Dame (7-3)
  19. Kansas State (7-3)
  20. Florida State (7-3)
  21. Tulane (8-2)
  22. Cincinnati (8-2)
  23. Coastal Carolina (9-1)
  24. Oklahoma State (7-3)
  25. Oregon State (7-3)


Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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