For the first time since week 5 of the 2018 season, BYU has cracked the AP Top 25, coming in at number 21.
AP voters were impressed by BYU’s dominant 55-3 win over the Naval Academy, setting up what would have been a huge CBS showdown between BYU and Army (2-0) in a game that was scheduled for this upcoming Saturday.
Of course, teams from the Big 10 and Pac 12 were not eligible for the poll due to their postponement.
Unfortunately, BYU announced yesterday that the Army game would be postponed after a small number of BYU players tested positive to COVID-19. Both schools hope to reschedule the game later this season. The next open date for Army and BYU is November 28. Army is currently ranked 22.
The Cougars hope to keep the momentum rolling as they face Troy (1-0) in the home opener on Saturday, Sept. 26. BYU announced a 6,000 person limit for game 1, though that number is expected to increase as the season progresses. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. MST and will be shown on ESPN.