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Utah Moves Up in the Polls after the Big Win over Oregon

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Utah football is up to No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll after defeating Oregon 62-20 in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday

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Week four was another wild week in college football. The Pac-12 featured the only two match ups between ranked teams with No. 18 Utah traveling to No. 13 Oregon, and No. 9 UCLA playing at No. 16 Arizona. Both games ended in very lopsided defeats with Utah blasting Oregon to the tune of 62-20, and UCLA hammering Arizona 56-30. Utah moved up to No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Utah also received one first place vote in the AP Poll and made the biggest move upwards. UCLA is up to No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 10 in the Coaches Poll. Oregon fell out of the AP Poll after having been ranked for 98 consecutive weeks; the Ducks are tied for No. 24 with Cal in the Coaches Poll. Arizona fell out of both polls. Ohio State remains No. 1 in both major polls. Michigan State is still No. 2. TCU remains in the top five in both major polls after needing a ridiculous catch to prevent getting upset by Texas Tech. Five new teams are ranked in the AP Poll: No. 21 Mississippi State, No. 22 Michigan, No. 23 West Virginia, No. 24 Cal, and No. 25 Florida. All of those teams except Michigan are also in the Coaches Poll. Auburn, who was a preseason top 10 team, fell out of the AP Poll last week (and received no votes this week) and is no longer ranked in the Coaches Poll this week.

The Pac-12 has five teams ranked in the AP Poll: No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Utah, No. 17 USC, No. 18 Stanford, and No. 24 Cal. There are six Pac-12 teams in the Coaches Poll: No. 10 UCLA, No. 12 Utah, No. 16 USC, No. 20 Stanford, No. 24T Cal, and No. 24T Oregon. The SEC leads the way with seven teams in both polls. The Big XII has five teams in both polls, the Big Ten has five in the AP and four in the Coaches, and the ACC has two in both polls.

Next week will feature No. 23 West Virginia at No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia, No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 25 Florida, No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 14 Texas A&M, and No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson. Conference play is finally starting for all the Power 5 conferences, so we will start to see some separation. No. 10 Utah is on a bye

AP Coaches S&P+
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (61) Alabama
2 Michigan State (5) Michigan State (2) Florida State
3 Ole Miss (10) TCU West Virginia
4 TCU Baylor LSU
5 Baylor Ole Miss (1) Ole Miss
6 Notre Dame Georgia Clemson
7 UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
8 Georgia LSU Oklahoma
9 LSU Florida State USC
10 Utah (1) UCLA Michigan
11 Florida State Clemson Georgia
12 Clemson Utah Notre Dame
13 Alabama Alabama Stanford
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma UCLA
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Michigan State
16 Northwestern USC Wisconsin
17 USC Northwestern TCU
18 Stanford Wisconsin Baylor
19 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Duke
20 Oklahoma State Stanford Minnesota
21 Mississipi State West Virginia Florida
22 Michigan Mississippi State Penn State
23 West Virginia Florida Tennessee
24 Cal Cal (tie) Miami
25 Florida Oregon (tie) Texas A&M