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Utah Football: Utes Rise to No. 5 in AP Poll, No. 7 in Coaches Poll

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Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

It was a successful BYE week for the Utes, about as successful as you could have wanted if you are a Utah fan. Four teams ahead of Utah fell in the rankings on Saturday, along with other teams not looking so good, which allowed for the Utes to move up in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

The Utes, for the first time ever, are the highest ranked team in the Pac-12 conference, leading the Pac with five total ranked teams (Stanford, UCLA, USC and Cal). The biggest news for the Utes isn't the fact that they've ascended to where they are in the polls, but the fact that they are receiving first place votes in both polls. In the AP Poll they received seven first place votes, and in the Coaches Poll they received one first place vote.

The No. 5/7 ranked Utes take on the No.23/22 Ranked Cal Bears on Saturday night.

AP
1 Ohio State (38)
2 TCU (5)
3 Baylor (10)
4 Michigan State
5 Utah (7)
6 Clemson
7 LSU
8 Alabama
9 Texas A&M (1)
10 Oklahoma
11 Florida
12 Florida State
13 Northwestern
14 Ole Miss
15 Notre Dame
16 Stanford
17 USC
18 Michigan
19 Georgia
20 UCLA
21 Oklahoma State
22 Iowa
23 Cal
24 Toledo
25 Boise State
Coaches
1 Ohio State (50)
2 TCU (4)
3 Michigan State (1)
4 Baylor (5)
5 LSU (1)
6 Clemson
7 Utah (1)
8 Florida State
9 Oklahoma
10 Alabama
11 Texas A&M
12 Florida
13 Ole Miss
14 Northwestern
15 Notre Dame
16 Georgia
17 USC
18 Stanford
19 Oklahoma State
20 UCLA
21 Michigan
22 Cal
23 Iowa
24 Boise State
25 Memphis