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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
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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.

AP Poll:

Record Pts Pv
1. Clemson (53) 12-0 1,511 1
2. Alabama (8) 11-1 1,469 2
3. Oklahoma 11-1 1,367 5
4. Iowa 12-0 1,345 3
5. Michigan St. 11-1 1,318 6
6. Ohio St. 11-1 1,197 8
7. Stanford 10-2 1,137 13
8. North Carolina 11-1 1,085 11
9. Notre Dame 10-2 1,022 4
10. Florida St. 10-2 951 14
11. TCU 10-2 927 15
12. Baylor 9-2 842 7
13. Northwestern 10-2 711 17
14. Oklahoma St. 10-2 699 9
15. Oregon 9-3 616 18
16. Mississippi 9-3 584 19
17.Houston 11-1 571 21
18. Florida 10-2 566 10
19. Michigan 9-3 518 12
20. Temple 10-2 269 25
21. Utah 9-3 244 NR
22. Navy 9-2 206 16
23. LSU 8-3 199 NR
24. USC 8-4 189 NR
25. Wisconsin 9-3 124 NR

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