AP Top 25: Huskies remain No. 5, WSU getting more votes after 4th straight win
The Washington Huskies may soon be joined in the Associated Press Top 25 by their chief rivals.
The Huskies (6-0 overall) remained at No. 5 after a bye week in the poll for Week 8 released Sunday, but the Washington State Cougars (4-2) are inching their way closer to the list after garnering 39 votes following Saturday night’s 27-21 win over UCLA.
That was the fourth straight win for WSU, which is now tied with UW at 3-0 atop the Pac-12 North standings. The Huskies and Cougars are the only teams left undefeated in Pac-12 play, regardless of division.
Washington State’s 39 votes were the fourth-most of any team that missed the Top 25. Fellow Pac-12 competitor Colorado received 110, Miami had 69 and Oklahoma State had 47.
WSU had received nine votes in the previous week’s polling.
Ahead of Washington, Alabama remained the top-ranked team in the country and Ohio State stood pat at No. 2, while Michigan and Clemson swapped the third and fourth spots.
The Huskies will get back into action next Saturday at home against Oregon State (2-4 overall, 1-2 Pac-12), while Wazzu will head to the desert to meet Arizona State (5-2, 2-2) in a 7 p.m. game on 710 ESPN Seattle.