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Utah moves up to No. 20 in College Football Playoff Poll

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Utah’s streak being ranked in the College Football Playoff poll continues, even after losing to Colorado this past weekend. In fact, unlike the other polls Utah actually moved up after the loss. Last week, the Utes checked in at No. 22, this week they moved up to No. 20.

That shows that Utah has respect from the committee with how competitive they’ve been in the Pac-12 the last three years. Utah remains the only Pac-12 team to be ranked in every College Football Playoff poll.

Utah is joined by four other teams, with Washington, Colorado, USC and Stanford all being ranked. Washington State dropped out of the polls after back to back losses to Colorado and Washington.

It will remain to be seen what the bowl destination is for the Utes, and if having a ranking could help sway a bowl to take them over the likes of Stanford.

Here are the rankings:

Rank Team Conference Prev week Week 13 result
1 Alabama, 12-0 SEC 1 W vs. Auburn, 30-12
2 Ohio State, 11-1 Big Ten 2 W vs. Michigan, 30-27
3 Clemson, 11-1 ACC 4 W vs. South Carolina, 56-7
4 Washington, 11-1 Pac-12 5 W at WSU, 45-17
5 Michigan, 10-2 Big Ten 3 L at Ohio State, 30-27
6 Wisconsin, 10-2 Big Ten 6 W vs. Minnesota, 31-17
7 Penn State, 10-2 Big Ten 7 W vs. Michigan State, 45-12
8 Colorado, 10-2 Pac-12 9 W vs. Utah, 27-22
9 Oklahoma, 9-2 Big 12 8 Bye
10 Oklahoma State, 9-2 Big 12 10 Bye
11 USC, 9-3 Pac-12 12 W vs. Notre Dame, 45-27
12 Florida State, 9-3 ACC 14 W vs. Florida, 31-13
13 Louisville, 9-3 ACC 11 L vs. Kentucky, 41-38
14 Auburn, 8-4 SEC 13 L at Alabama, 30-12
15 Florida, 8-3 SEC 15 L at FSU, 31-13
16 West Virginia, 9-2 Big 12 18 W at Iowa State, 49-19
17 Western Michigan, 12-0 MAC 21 W vs. Toledo, 55-35
18 Stanford, 9-3 Pac-12 24 W vs. Rice, 41-17
19 Navy, 9-2 AAC 25 W at SMU, 75-31
20 Utah, 8-4 Pac-12 22 L at Colorado, 27-22
21 LSU, 7-4 SEC NR W at Texas A&M, 54-39
22 Tennessee, 8-4 SEC 17 L at Vanderbilt, 45-34
23 Virginia Tech, 9-3 ACC NR W vs. Virginia, 52-10
24 Houston, 9-3 AAC 20 L at Memphis, 48-44
25 Pitt, 8-4 ACC NR W vs. Syracuse, 76-61
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