UTSA Breaks Into AP Top 25, Moves Up In USA TODAY Coaches Poll


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Following a 34-31 comeback victory over UTEP on Saturday, UTSA has broken into the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season at No 23 and moved up one spot to 24th in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

The Roadrunners moved into the AP Top 25 for the first time since last December with 145 points in this week’s poll. They are just ahead of No. 24 North Carolina (114) and 25th-ranked Mississippi State (99) and close behind No. 23 UCF (170).

UTSA jumped one spot to No. 24 in this week’s USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after receiving 127 points, just ahead of Mississippi State (88) and behind UCF (141). Last week, the Roadrunners were ranked 25th with 70 points in their first appearance in that poll since Dec. 5, 2021.

Last season, UTSA rose to as high as 15th for three weeks in a row in the AP Top 25 last November and No. 16 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll on Nov. 7.

UTSA will host North Texas in the 2022 Ryan C-USA Championship Game this Friday, Dec. 2. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Alamodome.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting ticketmaster.com or the Alamodome Box Office during their normal business hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

This will mark UTSA's second matchup of the season with the Mean Green, who improved to 7-5 overall and secured second place in the conference regular season standings at 6-2 with a 21-17 victory over Rice on Saturday. The Roadrunners pulled off a 31-27 triumph in the final seconds on Oct. 22 in their last meeting.

The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network, and it also will air on Ticket 760 AM in the San Antonio area and at Ticket760.com and via the iHeartRadio and The Varsity Network apps.

UTSA rallied from a 24-0 deficit for a 34-31 home victory over the Miners — the largest comeback in program history — to wrap up a perfect 8-0 league record and improve to 10-2 overall with their ninth win in a row last Saturday.

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