Utah moves up to 18, Utah State stays at 14 in AP football poll

Utah moved as much as No. 18 and Utah State remained at No. 14 within the newest AP school soccer ballot.

The Utes rolled over Colorado 30-7 in Boulder, Colo. and clinched the Pac-12 South title, whereas the Aggies held off Colorado State 29-24 in Fort Collins, Colo. to arrange a Saturday showdown with Boise State in Boise to find out the Mountain West’s Mountain Division winner.

Military is ranked for the primary time since 1996, shifting into The Related Press school soccer ballot at No. 23 on Sunday because it begins preparations to face rival Navy.

Led by unanimous No. 1 Alabama, the highest six stayed the identical as final week. Clemson was No. 2, adopted by Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma.

Washington State moved up a spot to No. 7 and UCF jumped three spots to No. Eight, season highs for each colleges. LSU tied Central Florida at No. Eight and Ohio State was 10th.

AP TOP 25The High 25 groups in The Related Press school soccer ballot, with first-place votes in parentheses, information by way of Nov. 17, complete factors primarily based on 25 factors for a first-place vote by way of one level for a 25th-place vote, and former rating:File Pts Pv1. Alabama (61) 11-Zero 1525 12. Clemson 11-Zero 1455 23. Notre Dame 11-Zero 1412 34. Michigan 10-1 1327 45. Georgia 10-1 1288 56. Oklahoma 10-1 1182 67. Washington St. 10-1 1149 88. LSU 9-2 1064 108. UCF 10-Zero 1064 1110. Ohio St. 10-1 1019 911. Texas Eight-Three 856 1312. West Virginia Eight-2 822 713. Florida Eight-Three 707 1514. Utah St. 10-1 667 1415. Penn St. Eight-Three 659 1616. Washington Eight-Three 631 1717. Kentucky Eight-Three 508 2018. Utah Eight-Three 491 2119. Syracuse Eight-Three 427 1220. Northwestern 7-Four 307 2421. Boise St. 9-2 287 2322. Mississippi St. 7-Four 260 2523. Military 9-2 176 NR24. Pittsburgh 7-Four 129 NR25. Iowa St. 6-Four 123 18Others receiving votes: Fresno St. 100, NC State 45, Cincinnati 43, Missouri 34, Texas A&M 29, Auburn 11, Stanford Eight, Iowa Eight, UAB 5, Houston Three, Wisconsin 2, Buffalo 1, Troy 1.

Additionally debuting this season within the High 25 was Pittsburgh at No. 24.

Military being ranked has been a rarity because the early 1960s. From 1963-2017, there have been solely two seasons wherein the Black Knights appeared within the AP High 25. In 1985, Military was No. 19 for one week on its method to a 9-Three season. In 1996, Military went 10-2 and was ranked in 4 of the ultimate 5 polls of the season. The Cadets completed 25th that season.

Military managed only one profitable document from 1997-2015. However underneath coach Jeff Monken, who took over in 2014, Military has had three straight profitable seasons. The Black Knights head into the Navy recreation on Dec. Eight, in search of a 3rd straight victory in opposition to the Midshipmen and a second consecutive 10-win season.

Monken stated reaching the High 25 was not a lot the objective for Military as ending within the High 25. However you possibly can’t do one with out the opposite.

The Cadets are on a seven-game profitable streak since dropping in additional time at Oklahoma on Sept. 22.

“The 2 largest video games of the yr are arising,” Monken stated Sunday of Navy and a bowl recreation. “We would commerce any rating for a win over Navy to make certain. But it surely’s good to be acknowledged. And it is good to see that our guys and the way onerous they’ve labored, they’ve gotten themselves in place the place persons are taking discover of Military soccer.”

Military and Pitt grew to become the 52nd and 53rd groups to be ranked this season, setting a document for essentially the most ranked groups because the ballot expanded to 25 in 1989. The earlier excessive was 51 groups ranked in 2008.

The Panthers, who had been Three-Four and Zero-Three vs. ranked groups on Oct. 7, are ranked for the primary time since Dec. Four, 2016. They’ve received 4 straight to seize the Atlantic Coast Convention Coastal Division and earn a visit to the league championship recreation for the primary time.

— Cincinnati dropped out of the rating after being soundly crushed by UCF.

— Boston School fell out of the High 25 after dropping at Florida State.

SEC — 6 groups (1, 5, 8t, 13, 17, 22).

Large Ten — Four (Four, 10, 15, 20).

Large 12 — Four (6, 11, 12, 25).

Pac-12 — Three (7, 16, 18).

Impartial — 2 (Three, 23).

Mountain West — 2 (14, 21).

No. 6 Oklahoma at No. 12 West Virginia, Friday. The winner makes the Large 12 championship recreation. Possibly the loser, too.

No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State, Friday. Apple Cup winner wins the Pac-12 North.

No. Four Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State. The Large Ten East goes to the winner.

No. 14 Utah State at No. 21 Boise State. The winner captures the Mountain West’s Mountain Division.

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