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Utah Moves Up In The AP After Advancing To The Pac-12 Championship

Nov 27, 2022, 12:05 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- In a crazy turn of events, Utah is now on their way to their fourth Pac-12 Championship in five years while also moving up the latest AP Top 25 Poll. Saturday was another wild day for the Pac-12 where the stars aligned perfectly for the Utes not only opening the door to Vegas, but also opening the door to move up a spot or two.

After tabulating some of the upsets, both in and out of conference, Utah jumps up to No. 12 in the AP Top 25. The Utes’ latest come up sets up a big showdown later in the week in Las Vegas against USC who comes in at No. 4 and poised for a run at the College Football Playoff if they can get through the one team who beat them this season.

Taking A Look At The Rest Of The Pac-12

Utah and USC aside, the rest of the Pac-12 continues to show well in 2022. Oregon State moves up to No. 16 after playing rival Oregon tough and upsetting them. As a subsequent result, the Ducks move down to No. 15 for not having quite enough juice. UCLA stayed at No. 17 for handling Cal, while Washington also moves up to No. 9 after a big win over Washington State in the Apple Cup.

Once all of the conference championship games are settled, the Pac-12 will have seven bowl- eligible teams representing the conference in post-season play.

AP Top 25 Poll: Week 13

Week of November 27, 2022

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

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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