The AP and Coaches Polls were released this morning and the Washington Huskies came in at #6 in both. Last week the Huskies were also 6th in the Coaches Poll while they were 7th in the AP poll. The move up in the AP Poll was due to the Dawgs passing Oklahoma State, who lost to TCU.
It looked at times during the day that Washington would have the chance to move up even further. USC was tied at 13 with Cal into the 2nd half before finally breaking it open due to a slew of Golden Bears turnovers. Penn State needed the very last play of regulation in order to beat Iowa. Oklahoma was in a battle with a terrible Baylor team (as those trying to tune into last night’s game know all too well). Even Clemson was only winning by a single touchdown in the middle of the 4th quarter before scoring multiple touchdowns in the closing frame. Only Alabama really took care of business with an absolute demolition of Vanderbilt.
AP voters put the Huskies between number 2 and 11 in their rankings this week. The sole #2 vote surprisingly came from Jonny Miller based out of Boston. The lone #11 vote came from Bill Landis of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He had the Dawgs behind Georgia, Michigan, TCU, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, who occupied 7-11 in the actual final poll.
There will be a few opportunities to move up next week. The Huskies will be probably 4-touchdown favorites over Oregon State while other teams have tougher matchups. USC travels to Pullman to take on the #16 Cougars in what will be a tough test for them. Clemson has to play at #12 Virginia Tech, which will host College Gameday.