Huskies move up 9 spots in AP poll; Kick-off time set for Colorado

The University of Washington football team defeated Oregon in a thrilling Saturday night shootout in Eugene and was rewarded by moving up nine spots to 15th in the Associated Press poll, matching its previous high this season.

The Huskies finished 15th in their UCLA road game in late September, which they lost 40-32 in the Rose Bowl.

Yet, in demonstrating some of the ubiquitous oddities of voting through polls, the UW (8-2 overall, 5-2 Pac-12) still couldn’t overtake the Ducks (8-2, 6-1), No 6-12 after the 37:34 defeat in the Autzen Stadium.

While the two Northwestern rivals sat neck and neck in the bottom 10, six Pac-12 teams appeared in this week’s poll, or halfway through the conference.

USC (9-1, 7-1) ranks at No. 7, Utah (8-2, 6-1) at No. 10, while UCLA (8-2, 5-2) fell to No. 16 and Oregon after excitement over Arizona State (7-3, 4-3) re-entered the polls at No. 25 after beating California.

Also, the conference announced that the Huskies and last-placed Colorado (1-9, 1-6) will start next Saturday at 6 p.m. in Montlake and Pac-12 Network will televise the game.

The UW will look to improve on its current #15 poll position. The last time the Huskies were ranked higher was in 2019, when they entered the blitz-stopped game against California in 14th place.

AP TOP 25

1. Georgia (10-0), 1,574 votes (62 first place)

2. Ohio State (10-0), 1,501 votes (1)

3.Michigan (10-0), 1,453

4th TCU (10-0), 1,374

5. Tennessee (9-1), 1,341

6.LSU (8-2), 1,218

7.USC (9-1) 1,152

8.Alabama (8-2), 1,140

9. Clemson (9-1), 1,055

10 Utah (8-2), 965

11 Penn State (8-2), 882

12 Oregon (8-2), 856

13. North Carolina (9-1), 843

14. Ole Miss (8-2), 797

15.WASHINGTON (8-2), 693

16.UCLA (8-2), 648

17UCF (8-2), 257

18. Notre Dame (7-3), 495

19th State of Kansas (8-2), 468

20th Florida State (7-3), 386

21 Tulane (8-2), 273

22 Cincinnati (8-2), 237

23. Coastal Carolina (9-1), 143

24. Oklahoma State (7-3), 85

25. Oregon State (7-3), 81

Others get votes: North Carolina State 77, Texas 65, UTSA 51, Troy 22, Duke 16, Liberty 15, Illinois 13, Minnesota 7, Florida 6, Boise State 5, South Alabama 1.

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