UTSA ranked No. 24 in AP Top 25, No. 25 in AFCA Coaches Poll

First national rankings in Roadrunners history

Wide receiver Joshua Cephus celebrates a touchdown catch in the third quarter of UTSA's 45-0 victory over Rice on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Adam B. Higgins, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in program history, UTSA football is ranked on both national polls.

The Roadrunners were first slotted as the No. 25 team in the nation in this week’s USA Today American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches Poll with 96 votes. Then, UTSA was ranked No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Sunday afternoon. The Roadrunners received 104 votes, up from the 22 they received during the previous week.

The jump up comes after UTSA dominated Rice 45-0 at the Alamodome and improved to 7-0 on Saturday night, continuing the best start to a season in school history. The Roadrunners are the only Conference USA team ranked in either poll.


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