After a Thanksgiving bye week, BYU once again remained at #8 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls. No teams ahead of BYU lost this week, so it was no surprise BYU remained steady in the polls. BYU is one of three teams 9-0 along with Notre Dame and Coastal Carolina.
The important rankings come out Tuesday when the second College Football Playoff rankings are unveiled. The general consensus among the national media is that BYU was hosed with its #14 ranking in last week’s inaugural reveal. #8 Northwestern was the lone team ranked above BYU that lost this weekend, so it will be interesting to see if BYU will move up much at all. The national media hammered the CFP committee, so if BYU moves up more than one or two spots it likely will be due to the ridicule and pressure that happened this past week.
In the meantime, BYU is looking to add another game to its schedule on December 5. BYU’s lone remaining game is December 12 versus San Diego State, so Tom Holmoe will be doing everything he can to add a quality opponent this coming weekend so BYU can prove that it is a legitimate top 10 team.