Pitt confirmed up at No. 22 in the supreme Linked Press poll of the 2022 season.
By ending No. 22 in the AP poll this One year and No. 13 supreme One year, Pitt has now been ranked in the supreme poll of the season in consecutive years for doubtlessly the major time for the reason that Panthers had been ranked in every of the supreme polls from 1979-83.
The Panthers opened the One year ranked No. 17 preseason however fell out of the polls after a loss to Georgia Tech on Oct. 2. They spent the remainder of the neatly-liked season unranked, in particular as they struggled throughout the month of October with a 1-3 fable that saw the crew lose at Louisville and North Carolina moreover to the house loss to Georgia Tech.
Pitt rallied in November, though, beating a ranked Syracuse crew at house, smothering Virginia on the avenue, outlasting an upstart Duke squad in the house finale after which pummeling Miami 42-16 in the neatly-liked-season closer.
The 8-4 fable after 12 video games fell short of expectations for a Pitt crew coming off an 11-fetch season and an ACC championship, however the Panthers’ sturdy play through November persevered into bowl season after they confronted No. 18 UCLA in the Tony the Tiger Solar Bowl in El Paso.
In that sport, Pitt came support from a 28-14 third-quarter deficit and had a 34-28 lead in the supreme minutes ahead of the Bruins scored to lift a one-point revenue with 34 seconds left.
However the Panthers, taking half in with out their starters at quarterback, working support and multiple defensive positions, put together a fearless power that concluded with Ben Sauls’ fifth discipline goal of the day to fetch 37-35.
The fetch capped a 5-sport successful shuffle that gave Pitt a 9-4 overall fable and 20 total wins over the supreme two seasons.
Interestingly, the Panthers chanced on themselves taking a mark up at UCLA in the AP poll, as the Bruins (who are moreover 9-4) dropped three spots to No. 21.
Pitt is one amongst three ACC teams to affect the supreme AP poll of 2022, along with No. 11 Florida Voice and No. 13 Clemson. The Panthers had a 1-1 fable against teams that had been ranked in the supreme poll, losing to No. 6 Tennessee in Week Two moreover to the fetch over No. 21 UCLA.