Utah ended up 15th. Here’s what they said about their second 15:
Baylor and Auburn drop out of the top 10 after their bowl losses — as well as Oklahoma’s blowout loss, in Baylor’s case. Notre Dame was crushed at Michigan earlier in the season, but the results from the rest of the year and the bowl game put space between them. Utah’s final two losses especially highlight a lack of quality wins in the end. Memphis drops only slightly after the Penn State loss in which it put up better offensive numbers against the Nittany Lions than anyone else this season. Boise State’s 38-7 loss to Washington puts a damper on things, but the Broncos stay in the top 25 because of a win against 11-win Air Force and two against 10-win Hawaii. Texas A&M and UCF also slide in after bowl wins.
They have Oregon at 7, Texas at 30 (so maybe they don’t even see that as a quality loss); Washington 35, USC at 37 (another non-quality loss?), Cal and ASU are 45 and 46, Wazzu 52, BYU 56, OSU 59, Stanford 86, Arizona 88, UCLA 89, Colorado 90.
The extent to which we fell apart at season’s end will haunt us for some time.