One week after checking in at number 15 in the inaugural college football rankings, BYU jumped one spot to number 14 in the College Football Rankings. BYU jumped ahead of #14 Auburn after their loss to Texas A&M.
BYU sits behind #13 Baylor and #12 Wake Forest, both of whom lost this past weekend. BYU and Baylor both have two losses, and the Bears have Oklahoma upcoming this weekend. Baylor has the head-to-head advantage over BYU, but it will be interesting to see if they slide behind BYU if they lose.
BYU was helped by having Utah enter the rankings at #24. That is BYU’s lone top 25 win. Virginia plays #9 Notre Dame this weekend, so a win for them would be big for BYU and possibly mean Virginia cracks the top 25. Another game to monitor is Washington State versus #3 Oregon. A win for Wazzu would put them in a tie for first in the Pac-12 North.
BYU has a bye this week before playing at Georgia Southern November 20.