The Utah Utes returned to the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and BYU is just outside of the Top 25, after both teams closed out the regular season with Saturday wins.
Utah defeated Colorado 20-14 and moved up five spots to No. 21 in the AP poll, while BYU stands just outside following a 51-28 win over Utah State. The Cougars received 20 votes to place third among those outside of the Top 25 behind Georgia and Western Kentucky.
Utah also moved up to No. 20 in the Coaches poll, while BYU received 13 votes.
In the national picture, Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new AP college football poll.
Clemson is No. 1 for the fourth straight week and Alabama is No. 2. The Tigers received 53 first-place votes and the Crimson Tide got the other eight from the media panel.
The Sooners jumped two spots to after winning the Big 12 title with a 58-23 victory at Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
Three Big Ten teams followed with Iowa at No. 4, Michigan State No. 5 and Ohio State No. 6.
Stanford moved up six spots to No. 7 after beating Notre Dame with a last-second field goal and the Fighting Irish dropped from fourth to ninth.
Clemson, Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma and Michigan State are the top order in the Coaches poll.
|1. Clemson (53)||12-0||1,511||1|
|2. Alabama (8)||11-1||1,469||2|
|5. Michigan St.||11-1||1,318||6|
|6. Ohio St.||11-1||1,197||8|
|8. North Carolina||11-1||1,085||11|
|9. Notre Dame||10-2||1,022||4|
|10. Florida St.||10-2||951||14|
|14. Oklahoma St.||10-2||699||9|
Others receiving votes: Georgia 47, Western Kentucky 24, BYU 20, Arkansas 17, South Florida 9, Memphis 9, Tennessee 9, Washington State 8, UCLA 4, Mississippi State 4, San Diego State 3, Arkansas State 2, Toledo 1, West Virginia 1