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After being ranked No. 8 in the USA Today Poll earlier in the month, the Utes checked in at No. 7 in the Associated Press preseason poll this morning. In addition to being the highest ranked Pac-12 team to begin the season, this is also the highest preseason ranking for the Utes in program history.

The early hype continues for the University of Utah Football program which is coming off one of their most successful seasons to date. After winning the Pac-12 Championship, and despite losing a nail-bitter to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, the Utes finished the 2021 campaign 10-4 and received a final AP ranking of No. 12.

Now going into 2022, Utah is not only focused on repeating as Pac-12 Champions but also hope to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. With the return of so many talented starters, including Cameron Rising, Tavion Thomas and Clark Phillips III, Utah very well could be a dark-horse contender.

As for other Pac-12 schools, Oregon checked in at No. 11 while USC was ranked No. 14. 

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All eyes will now be on the Utes during their week one matchup with Florida as they look to prove themselves from the start against an SEC opponent. 

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