BYU had played seven straight weeks before taking this past week off, and it didn’t appear to hurt them in the national rankings, as they stayed ranked in the Top 10 for the third consecutive week.
The Cougars weren’t the only Top 10 team that didn’t play this past weekend, as number 1 Alabama, number 3 Ohio State, and number 5 Texas A&M all had games either postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 cases. BYU, Notre Dame, and Liberty are currently the only teams in the country that are 8-0.
BYU returns to play this weekend as they face North Alabama on Saturday at 1 p.m. MST. In response to the rise of COVID cases in the state, only the family members of players and coaches will be able to be in attendance, but the game will be broadcast on BYUtv and ESPN3.