The Associated Press writers poll was released this afternoon to show the BYU Cougars falling only three spots to #22 after a 24-23 loss to top-10 UCLA Saturday.
UCLA moved up one spot to #9, while BYU received a nod from media members nationally for its strong play and tough schedule.
The Cougars were 17-point underdogs according to the Vegas spread, yet led the Bruins for 57 minutes until a hurry-up rushing attack gashed BYU and gave UCLA the late victory.
BYU's highest vote came from Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, who slotted the Cougars #13 after the loss. BYU actually moved up one spot in Wilner's ballot from last week. Other notable high voters were:
#15 - Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE)
#16 - Josh Kendall, The State (Columbia, SC)
#17 - John Shinn, The Norman Transcript (Norman, OK)
The Cougars' lowest vote was being unranked by 20 of the 61 voters. These 20 include Chris Murray and Rob Gagliardi of MWC outposts Reno and Wyoming.
BYU looks to improve to 2-1 in road games against Power 5 teams next week with a matchup at Michigan.