Reaction to the Rankings: BYU Cracks The Top 15

Voters in the USA Today and Harris polls moved BYU up to 15 this week following an impressive 38-21 win against Air Force. I am pleased with the number 15 ranking and it makes me think that with two strong wins to end the year a top 10 finish is not impossible, provided the teams ahead of the Cougars lose.

BYU is number 18 and 19 in the AP poll and BCS standings, respectively. I am not please to see so many three-loss teams ahead of BYU in these rankings. Virginia Tech, Clemson, LSU, Oregon State (and Miami in the BCS) are all ahead of BYU. Hopefully, a win against Utah coupled with losses by some of these other teams (Oregon State vs. Oregon, Clemson in the ACC Championship game) will propel BYU to its proper spot in these rankings.

I would say let’s just focus on Utah this week, and then worry about the rankings. What is your reaction to the rankings?