College GameDay heading to Seattle for UW’s matchup with USC; Cougars jump two spots in AP poll
Nov 6, 2016, 10:47 AM | Updated: 11:31 am
After taking a three year and one-month long hiatus, College Gameday will return to Seattle.
ESPN’s staple Saturday morning show announced Sunday morning that it will broadcast live from the Emerald City on Nov. 12 when the No. 4 Huskies host a surging USC team that is looking to stay in contention for the Pac-12 South title.
Washington continued its charmed season with a 66-27 destruction of Cal on Saturday. UW has the second-longest winning streak in the country (12) and faces the rival Trojans that have won five straight after starting the season 1-3.
Lee Corso and company have taken notice of the undefeated Huskies as this marks the second time in three weeks the show has been on location for a UW game. The crew broadcast live from Salt Lake City prior to the Huskies’ 31-24 win over then-No.19 Utah. The last time College Gameday visited Seattle was Oct. 12, 2013, for a UW matchup against Oregon.
Get ready @UW. We’re coming to your city. pic.twitter.com/pjGPVkNPyD
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 6, 2016
The Huskies stood pat as the fourth-ranked team in the country in the AP poll released Sunday. They continue to sit behind fellow undefeated teams Alabama, Michigan and Clemson. UW should see a bump, though, in the next College Football Playoff rankings, where the team previously finished a surprising fifth, a spot behind Texas A&M. The Aggies fell 35-28 to unranked Mississippi State on Saturday, marking their second loss of the season.
Washington State moved up two spots in the latest AP poll, to No. 23, after torching Arizona 69-7 on Saturday. The Cougars sit behind a pair of other two-loss teams, Nebraska and Florida, and just in front of Boise State, which beat WSU 31-28 on Sept. 11.