Utah’s fourth-quarter rally to beat Oregon earned the Utes a return to the AP Prime 25 on Sunday.
Knocked out of the rankings after a loss to Arizona State, Utah (7-Three) jumped to No. 21 following a 32-25 defeat of the Geese, who as soon as have been ranked No. 12 this season. The Utes’ comeback gave the Pac-12 three groups within the Prime 25, as they joined No. eight Washington State and No. 17 Washington.
Utah State’s ninth straight victory, a 62-24 rout of San Jose State in Logan, stored the Aggies (9-1) at No. 14 within the AP Prime 25.
USU is ranked second amongst Group of 5 groups, behind No. 11 Central Florida. Cincinnati is No. 19 and Boise State is No. 23, coming off a 24-17 win over Fresno State. The Bulldogs fell out of the Prime 25.
The Aggies will await the third version of the Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings, launched Tuesday. This might turn out to be an fascinating week for USU, with the potential for its first CFP rating and UCF internet hosting Cincinnati in a key recreation Saturday.
The very best-ranked Group of 5 college is awarded a berth in a New 12 months’s Six recreation. Due to Fresno State’s loss, the CFP rankings could turn out to be irrelevant concerning USU’s hopes of internet hosting the Mountain West championship recreation. If the Aggies win Saturday at Colorado State and Nov. 24 at Boise State, they’re going to win their division and stay the MW’s solely unbeaten staff in convention play, incomes the host’s position.
Within the Coaches Ballot, Utah State moved up three spots to No. 13 and Utah jumped 5 spots to No. 24.