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Utah Football up to 22nd in CFP Poll

Even without playing the Utes move up in the polls.

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Utah wrapped up their season a week ago, and are awaiting the expected Vegas Bowl invite. With all the championship game action now behind us, and bowl season upon us, the final rankings until after the season were released today. Utah moved up in all the polls, but most importantly the CFP poll, they moved up to 22nd from 23rd.

The Utes are the 2nd highest ranked 4-loss team, just behind Auburn who is 19th.

Utah is joined by Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and USC in these final rankings. That means every team, outside of Colorado, are ranked. Talk about one heck of a division to call home. It's a bit surprising that after the dismantling that Arizona took from Oregon they only dropped three spots, but that once again proves the respect for the Pac-12 conference from the committee.

Here are the final rankings until after the bowl season:

Playoff AP Coaches Massey computer composite
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon Florida State Florida State Oregon
3 Florida State Oregon Oregon TCU
4 Ohio State Baylor Ohio State Ohio State
5 Baylor Ohio State Baylor Florida State
6 TCU TCU TCU Baylor
7 Mississippi State Michigan State Michigan State Ole Miss
8 Michigan State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
9 Ole Miss Ole Miss Georgia Tech Michigan State
10 Arizona Georgia Tech Kansas State Georgia
11 Kansas State Kansas State Arizona Auburn
12 Georgia Tech Arizona Ole Miss Kansas State
13 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Tech
14 UCLA UCLA Missouri UCLA
15 Arizona State Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
16 Missouri Missouri Arizona State Missouri
17 Clemson Wisconsin Wisconsin Arizona
18 Wisconsin Clemson Clemson LSU
19 Auburn Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
20 Boise State Louisville Louisville Clemson
21 Louisville Boise State Boise State Arizona State
22 Utah LSU Nebraska Boise State
24 USC USC Oklahoma Louisville
25 Minnesota Nebraska Utah Nebraska
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