AP Top 25 Poll Washington Reaches No. 17 Pac-12 Roundup

I will not turn down an opportunity to post a picture of Bishop Sankey. - Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Following their 34-24 victory over the Fighting Illini, the Washington Huskies have jumped two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll from no. 19 to no. 17. UW came from the depths of the unranked to the 20th spot following their thorough whipping of Boise St. two weeks ago, then another spot during their bye week to 19th.

Boise St. was part of the "others receiving votes" category, along with UW's Pac-12 mate Arizona. Washington's victory actually caused Illinois to drop out of the receiving votes category.

Some Pac-12 Dots to round up the rest of Washington's conference foes:

  • The Oregon Ducks remained steady at the second spot in the poll behind Alabama after dismantling Tennessee. Addicted to Quack
  • The Stanford Cardinal held their ground at the fifth spot in the poll after their second consecutive cupcake, this one against Army. Rule Of Tree
  • The UCLA Bruins jumped three spots from 16th to 13th after a 20-point victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers , in Nebraska's house. The loss booted Nebraska from the rankings, they were 23rd. Bruins Nation
  • The Arizona St. Sun Devils went from essentially the 26th ranked team in the nation to 23rd after one of the weirdest finishes to a football game I have ever seen live, winning against Wisconsin, I guess. House of Sparky

Good explanation of using the AP Poll from the link in the opening paragraph:

The AP Poll is everyone's favorite pre-BCS ranking system, even though it does not matter. It does not count in the BCS standings, which come out later this year and actually affect bowl placement, but is considered more reliable than the Coaches' Poll or Harris Poll, which do count in the BCS standings, because college football.

USA Today Coaches Poll:  Week 4

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 2-0 1549 1
2 Oregon 3-0 1477 2
3 Ohio St. 3-0 1398 3
4 Clemson 2-0 1331 5
5 Stanford 2-0 1314 4
6 Louisville 3-0 1128 7
7 LSU 3-0 1121 8
8 Florida St. 2-0 1113 9
9 Texas A&M 2-1 1033 6
10 Georgia 1-1 1022 10
11 Oklahoma St. 3-0 908 11
12 Oklahoma 3-0 839 13
13 South Carolina 2-1 811 14
14 Michigan 3-0 743 12
15 UCLA 2-0 699 17
16 Northwestern 3-0 582 16
17 Miami 2-0 559 18
18 Florida 1-1 398 20
19 Baylor 2-0 375 22
20 Washington 2-0 361 23
21 Notre Dame 2-1 331 21
22 Mississippi 3-0 303 25
23 Arizona St. 2-0 176 NR
24 Michigan St. 3-0 131 NR
25 Fresno St. 2-0 75 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 15 Nebraska (2-1), No. 18 (Tie) Wisconsin (2-1), No. 24 TCU (1-2).
Others Receiving Votes
Nebraska 55; Wisconsin 53; Texas Tech 49; Georgia Tech 37; Arkansas 34; Central Florida 33; Arizona 29; Northern Illinois 26; Auburn 15; Virginia Tech 9; Brigham Young 8; Southern California 7; Kansas State 6; Boise State 5; Utah State 5; Rutgers 2.


AP Top 25:  Week 4

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (59) 2-0 1,499 1
2 Oregon (1) 3-0 1,413 2
3 Clemson 2-0 1,347 3
4 Ohio State 3-0 1,330 4
5 Stanford 2-0 1,241 5
6 LSU 3-0 1,134 8
7 Louisville 3-0 1,092 7
8 Florida State 2-0 1,058 10
9 Georgia 1-1 1,051 9
10 Texas A&M 2-1 1,001 6
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 848 12
12 South Carolina 2-1 821 13
13 UCLA 2-0 757 16
14 Oklahoma 3-0 692 14
15 Michigan 3-0 672 11
16 Miami (FL) 2-0 641 15
17 Washington 2-0 496 19
18 Northwestern 3-0 487 17
19 Florida 1-1 412 18
20 Baylor 2-0 355 22
21 Mississippi 3-0 300 25
22 Notre Dame 2-1 277 21
23 Arizona State 2-0 229 NR
24 Wisconsin 2-1 87 20
25 Texas Tech 3-0 60 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 59, Fresno State 27, UCF25, Northern Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise State 4, Virginia Tech 3, TCU 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1


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