Huskies stay put in poll, leapfrogged by WSU

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Washington remains at 15; WSU is better than that

The Washington football team not only went unrewarded in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after beating Colorado by two touchdowns, it got leapfrogged by rival Washington State.

On Sunday, the Cougars (6-1 overall, 3-1 Pac-12) shot up the rankings to 14th from 25th after enjoying one of the most memorable weekends in program history—beating Oregon 34-20 on Saturday night following the morning hosting of ESPN Game Day for the first time.

The Huskies (6-2, 4-1) remained 15th for the second consecutive week, with a 27-13 victory over the Buffaloes failing to inspire any poll advancement. They’ve been ranked every week this season, ranging from 6th to 15th.

WSU and Washington were two of five Pac-12 teams holding down an AP national ranking this week. Oregon (5-2, 2-2) after losing in Pullman, fell from 12th to 19th. Utah (5-2, 3-2) and Stanford (5-2, 3-1) re-entered the poll at 23rd and 24th after beating USC and Arizona, respectively.

Here's where everybody stands:

  1. Alabama; 2) Clemson; 3) Notre Dame; 4) LSU: 5) Michigan; 6) Texas; 7) Georgia; 8) Oklahoma; 9) Florida; 10) UCF; 11) Ohio State; 12) Kentucky; 13) West Virginia; 14) WSU; 15) Washington; 16) Texas A&M; 17) Penn State; 18) Iowa; 19) Oregon; 20) Wisconsin; 21) South Florida: 22) North Carolina State; 23) Utah; 24) Stanford; 25) Appalachian State.