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.
|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|
|6||Georgia (1)||Georgia (1)||LSU|
|7||Texas A&M (2)||Baylor||Florida|
|11||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Michigan State|
|13||Michigan State||Michigan State||USC|
|14||Ole Miss||Arizona State||Wisconsin|
|15||Stanford||Ole Miss||Virginia Tech|
|17||Virginia Tech||Wisconsin||Florida State|
|18||Wisconsin||Ohio State||Ole Miss|
|19||Kansas State||Virginia Tech||Arizona|
|24||South Carolina||Clemson||Kansas State|