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Utah Finishes Strong In Final CFP Rankings As They Prepare To Head To Their Second Rose Bowl

Dec 4, 2022, 1:18 PM
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The Utah Utes prepare to take the field prior to a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 01, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY- Utah comes in at No. 8 in the final CFP rankings as they prepare to head to their second straight Rose Bowl matchup against Penn State. The Utes and Nittany Lions have never met before in football.

The Utes’ performance in the Pac-12 Championship against USC once again makes them they highest ranked team in the Pac-12 as well as the highest ranked three-loss team in the country in the College Football Playoff rankings.

 

How The Pac-12 Faired In The CFP

The Pac-12 really impressed in 2022, showing conference depth like never before. Five teams outside of the Utes finished ranked with two inside the Top 10, three in the Top 15, and one within the Top 20 teams.

USC dropped from No. 4 to No. 10, just behind Utah after the Pac-12 Title Game. Washington moved down to No. 12, while Oregon and UCLA stood pat at No. 15 and 18. Oregon State moved up to No. 14

The Pac-12 will have seven total teams representing the conference in bowl play with Washington State crossing over the six-game threshold, but not having quite enough on their resume to be ranked. Everyone’s bowl game fate will be revealed later Sunday.

The Final College Football Playoff Ranking

December 4, 2022- Week 15

1. Georgia Bulldogs 13-0

2. Michigan Wolverines 13-0

3. TCU Horned Frogs 12-1

4. Ohio State Buckeyes 11-1

5. Alabama Crimson Tide 10-2

6. Tennessee Volunteers 10-2

7. Clemson Tigers 11-2

8. Utah Utes 10-3

9. Kansas State Wildcats 10-3

10. USC Trojans 11-2

11. Penn State Nittany Lions 10-2

12. Washington Huskies 10-2

13. Florida State Seminoles 9-3

14. Oregon State Beavers 9-3

15. Oregon Ducks 9-3

16. Tulane Green Wave 11-2 

17. LSU Tigers 9-4 

18. UCLA Bruins 9-3 

19. South Carolina Gamecocks 8-4 

20. Texas Longhorns 8-4 

21. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-3 

22. Mississippi State Bulldogs 8-4 

23. NC State Wolfpack 8-4 

24. Troy Trojans 11-2 

25. UTSA Roadrunners 11-2 

 

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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