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
|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
|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|