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Week 3 Polls: UW Slips a Little Bit More

The Huskies continue to slip in the latest poll rankings despite a 2-0 start.

The national mood is turning towards skepticism concerning the Huskies and Chris Petesen.
The national mood is turning towards skepticism concerning the Huskies and Chris Petesen.
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Ask Chris Petersen if he cares.  Go on, I double Dawg dare you.

The Huskies slipped a little further in this weeks poll rankings in the wake of a win over an FCS team that set offensive records for a visiting team, at any level, in Husky Stadium. The pollsters were not impressed with UW's turnaround on offense after a pretty stagnant showing in Honolulu in Week 1. This was probably due to the significant degradation of the defensive performance against EWU.

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In the end, the rankings this early don't mean a whole lot as long as UW keeps winning ball games. It is likely, though not impossible, that our playoff hopes are already dashed, so poll performance is nothing more than window treatment adorning the remainder of the season.

Around the rest of the PAC, Oregon made the strongest showing with their impressive W over Michigan State.  They are now gathering first place votes in the AP and showing strongly in Sagarin - coming in at #1 in the country.  USC has now jumped ahead of UCLA in both the AP and Coaches poll, but, oddly, not in Sagarin. Stanford took a huge hit in every poll, including a drop all the way to 23 in Sagarin.  Arizona State and Arizona are the only other schools showing up in any of the polls.  I presume that this is a reflection on the lack of attention pollsters are giving to what is happening in Salt Lake.

Here is your weekly poll summary. Read 'em and weep.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Oregon
2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Georgia
3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) LSU
7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Florida
8 Baylor Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC LSU Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State
12 UCLA UCLA Ohio State
13 Michigan State Michigan State USC
14 Ole Miss Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Stanford Ole Miss Virginia Tech
16 Arizona State Stanford BYU
17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Florida State
18 Wisconsin Ohio State Ole Miss
19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Missouri Kansas State Baylor
21 Louisville Nebraska TCU
22 Ohio State Missouri UCF
23 Clemson South Carolina Stanford
24 South Carolina Clemson Kansas State
25 BYU North Carolina Louisville