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Utes fall just outside of Pre-season USA Today Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

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Another sign that the football season will be kicking off soon is the release of the pre-season polls, first up the Coaches Poll. The Pac-12 has three teams in the with Oregon (12), USC (14) and Washington (21). Oregon and USC feel about right; I’m not sure about Washington. As for the Utes, if the poll went just a little further, they’d fall at No. 26, just outside the top 25. I think the Utes are a solid top 25 team, and with the amount of talent returning and the amount of talent that has transferred into the program, some people have them in the top 10. A few spots behind the Utes is Arizona State, and UCLA, Stanford, and Cal are all receiving votes. Next up is the AP Poll, which we should see pretty soon.

Here’s the full poll:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Ohio State
  5. Georgia
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Iowa State
  9. North Carolina
  10. Cincinnati
  11. Florida
  12. Oregon
  13. LSU
  14. USC
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Miami
  17. Indiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Texas
  20. Penn State
  21. Washington
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. UL Lafayette
  24. Coastal Carolina
  25. Ole Miss

Others receiving votes:

Utah 145; Northwestern 120; Arizona State 90; Auburn 84; Liberty 68; BYU 53; TCU 48; Michigan 30; UCF 29; NC State 27; Boise State 27; Kentucky 20; San Jose State 18; Army 13; Virginia Tech 9; Missouri 8; UCLA 7; Tulsa 6; Pittsburgh 6; Boston College 6; Houston 5; Ball State 5; West Virginia 4; SMU 4; Appalachian State 4; UAB 3; Arkansas 3; Nevada 2; Mississippi State 2; Air Force 2; Stanford 1; Marshall 1; Florida State 1; California 1.