After turning Las Vegas into Win City, the Runnin' Utes (8-2) check in at No. 14 in this week's AP poll. Utah took out UNLV in the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday 59-46 to give them another solid win in a decent preseason schedule. Utah begins conference play in January.
Wichita State (8-1), a team the Utes defeated in Salt lake City has risen to No. 11, while Kansas is steady at No. 10. Pac-12 conference rival Washington jumped the Utes to No. 13 (up from 16 last week) with their 10-0 record after defeating now No. 19 Oklahoma in the same MGM Grand Showcase in which the Utes competed. The Utes and Huskies square off on Jan. 25 in the Jon M. Huntsman Center before finishing the conference season in what could be a huge clash in Seattle.