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BYU Remains at #8 in AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls

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NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

After a 66-14 shellacking over FCS foe North Alabama, BYU remained at number 8 in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls.

BYU is the only 9-0 team in the country and in the midst of its best start since the 12-0 start in 2001. While the AP and Coaches polls are both fun and a good barometer to see where the BYU sits, the most important poll is released Tuesday — that is when the College Football Playoff Committee releases their first rankings of the year.

If BYU is right around in 8 in that poll, then BYU should be in a good spot to receive a NY6 bid. If BYU is in the 11-15 range, then it could be a sign that BYU is at risk of missing a NY6 bid even with a undefeated record. In that scenario, Tom Holmoe may need to consider more strongly adding an additional game that moves the needle. Granted, another team would need to accept the offer, but it would need to be on the table for BYU.