BY SPNW Staff 09:46AM 09/03/2013

Huskies soar to No. 20 in AP poll

Boosted by a convincing 38-6 win against Boise State Saturday night at a renovated Husky Stadium, the University of Washington football team rose to No. 20 in Week 2 of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

The Huskies, who entered the season ranked 34th, garnered considerable national media attention since unveiling a hybrid uptempo offense, outscoring the Broncos 28-3 during the second half. The win also avenged their 28-26 loss to Boise State in the 2012 Las Vegas Bowl.

Sandwiched between Northwestern (No. 19) and Wisconsin (No. 21), the Huskies received 315 points. The University of Alabama had the top spot with 1,497 points, receiving 58 first-place votes. Oregon moved up a spot to No. 2 after crushing Nicholls State 66-3 Saturday in Eugene.

Stanford, despite having an opening-week bye, checked in at No. 5. UCLA moved from No. 21 up to No. 18.

USC was the fifth Pac-12 team in the top 25, dropping a spot from No. 24 following an unimpressive 30-13 win against Hawaii.

The Huskies are No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.


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