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Utes Football move up to No. 7 in AP Top 25 poll after rout of UCLA

Nov 17, 2019, 12:52 PM

Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) runs 91 yards to score a touchdown as Oregon State Beavers def...

Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) runs 91 yards to score a touchdown as Oregon State Beavers defensive back Nahshon Wright (21) trails him during a football game at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utes Football program moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 7 after dismantling the UCLA Bruins 49-3 on Saturday.

The University of Utah had been stuck on the No. 8 ranking for a couple of weeks. Pac 12 foe, Oregon, remained at No. 6 in the poll as it beat Arizona 34-6 on Saturday.

The program also moved up one spot in the coaches poll from No. 9 to No. 8.

The Utes controls its own destiny for a second consecutive Pac 12 South division title as well. It has two games left; at Arizona Saturday and home against Colorado on November 30. If they win both games they will represent the south in the Pac 12 Championship game. Oregon has already clinched the North division. The championship game will be Friday, December 6, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

USC still has a shot at the South division only being one game back of the Utes. The Trojans also hold the tiebreaker since they handed the Utes its only loss of the season back in September.

Pac 12 Standings courtesy Pac 12.

The Utes will kick off against Arizona Saturday at 8 PM.

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Utes Football move up to No. 7 in AP Top 25 poll after rout of UCLA