After a 37-30 double overtime loss at Arizona, Utah football (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) falls to No. 13 in the College Football Playoff Poll that was released earlier tonight. The Utes tumbled to No. 18 in the other major polls that came out on Sunday. The CFP Committee has consistently had Utah ranked higher in the CFP Poll than in any other poll since the poll was created last year. The only qualm I have about the ranking is that Utah is behind Michigan, a team they beat 24-17 in the season-opener for each team. The top four remained unchanged with Clemson at No. 1, Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3, and Notre Dame No. 4. There are four Pac-12 teams in the top 25: Stanford at No. 11, Utah at No. 13, Oregon at No. 23, and USC at No. 24. While a lot of chaos would need to happen, Utah is not 100% out of the CFP with their No. 13 ranking. There are still a lot of teams ranked ahead of the Utes that have to play each other before the final College Football Playoff Rankings come out, so while the chance is extremely small, there is still a chance, which is something that seemed unlikely right after the Utes fell to Arizona. Utah has a big matchup this weekend at home against UCLA, who is also coming off a heartbreaking loss (at home against Washington State). There are many big match ups this weekend in college football, highlighted by the ESPN College GameDay game: No. 3 Ohio State versus No. 9 Michigan State.
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