On Monday, the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released, and the Utes came in at No. 24.
Utah received 176 points, putting it in between No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette and Pac-12 Conference foe Arizona State at No. 25.
Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Oregon is ranked No. 11, USC is No. 15 and Washington is No. 20. UCLA was the only non-ranked team to receive votes, getting two.
Like in the coaches poll, Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, but Oklahoma and Clemson are switched at 2 and 3 compared to the coaches poll, where they are the other way around.
After a great 11-1 season last year, the BYU Cougars are effectively ranked 36th in Monday’s poll, as they received six points. The Cougars were effectively ranked No. 31 in the coaches poll.