BYU defensive lineman Zac Dawe (99) celebrates his sack of Houston quarterback Clayton Tune, bottom right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Houston. | Eric Christian Smith, Associated Press
BYU’s toughest test to date in 2020 helped the Cougars reach new heights in the latest national rankings released Sunday.
BYU jumped two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll, while moving up to a tie for 11th in the Coaches poll, after rallying with 29 unanswered points to beat Houston 43-26 on Friday.
The Cougars moved past idle Oregon of the Pac-12 and the ACC’s North Carolina in the AP poll. BYU has 875 points in the AP rankings, 12 points behind No. 11 Miami.
BYU was 13th in the Coaches poll last week and jumped into a tie this week with Miami. The Cougars trailed the Hurricanes by 36 points — 795 to 759 — in last week’s Coaches poll, but now both teams have 890 points, trailing No. 10 Cincinnati with 989. Miami beat Pittsburgh 31-19 on Saturday.
North Carolina, ranked No. 5 in last week’s AP poll and No. 6 in the Coaches, lost 31-28 to …read more
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