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Utes win the BYE week, move up to No. 15 in both polls

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NCAA Football: Washington State at Utah Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Utes moved up to No. 15 in both the AP and Coaches Poll this week, even without playing a snap due to the bye week. The Utes, a week removed from plastering Washington State, is hoping to carry the momentum they have re-captured into the matchup in Corvallis against Oregon State in a week. Up two spots in both polls, the Utes appear to be rebounding nicely from a disappointing loss against USC a couple of weeks ago.

Obviously, these polls don’t mean much, but if the Utes continue to play well and win, I’d imagine they’d find themselves in a nice spot once the CFP poll releases early next month. The Utes do have some ranked matchups still on the board, with ASU being ranked, as well as potentially Washington (maybe likely), Cal, and potentially Oregon in a Pac-12 Championship Game.

Here are both rankings:

AP:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State
  4. (Tie 3) Georgia
  5. LSU
  6. OU
  7. Florida
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Penn State
  11. Texas
  12. Auburn
  13. Oregon
  14. Boise State
  15. Utah
  16. Michigan
  17. Iowa
  18. Arizona State
  19. Wake Forest
  20. UVA
  21. SMU
  22. Baylor
  23. Memphis
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Cincinnati

Coaches

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. OU
  6. LSU
  7. Florida
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Penn State
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Texas
  12. Auburn
  13. Oregon
  14. Boise State
  15. Utah
  16. Michigan
  17. Wake Forest
  18. Iowa
  19. UVA
  20. Memphis
  21. Texas A&M
  22. SMU
  23. Baylor
  24. Arizona State
  25. Minnesota