UW Huskies rise to No. 17, WSU Cougars fall out of AP Top 25
The UW Huskies have moved up in the Associated Press college football poll, and for the first time all season, their cross-state rivals aren’t with them in the top 25.
The Huskies jumped from No. 22 to No. 17 in the latest poll released Sunday morning after a convincing 45-19 win over BYU on the road. The WSU Cougars, meanwhile, fell completely out of the poll from No. 19 after a surprising 67-63 loss at home to previously winless UCLA.
The Cougs are now 3-1 after the Bruins (1-3) came back from a 32-point deficit in the second half to beat WSU for their first win of the year. Washington State is 0-1 in Pac-12 play following the defeat, which came despite a record-breaking nine touchdown passes by quarterback Anthony Gordon.
The Huskies are also 3-1, having now won two straight after losing to Cal in a Week 2 matchup that went into the early morning of Sunday, Sept. 8 because of a 2 1/2 hour delay due to lightning in the Seattle area.
With WSU having dropped out of the AP Top 25, this week’s poll features five Pac-12 teams: Oregon (13), Cal (15), UW (17), Utah (19) and USC (21).
Elsewhere in the Top 25
Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost.
The top of the AP Top 25 remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three Southeastern Conference teams: No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 LSU. Ohio State edged past Oklahoma to No. 5.
Clemson received 55 first-place votes from the media panel. Alabama had six and Georgia received one.
Auburn moved up a spot to No. 7 after beating Texas A&M 28-20 and Wisconsin jumped five spots to No. 8 after defeating Michigan 35-14. Florida remained No. 9 and Notre Dame slipped three spots to No. 10 after losing 23-17 at Georgia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.