Washington moved up one spot to No. 16 in The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday following its emphatic, but hardly surprising, 56-0 smashing of Idaho State Saturday. The ranking is the highest for the Huskies since the fifth week of the 2002 season when they stood at No. 12.
Washington didn’t budge in the USA Today/Coaches poll despite Saturday’s romp, remaining at No. 20.
Three other Pac-12 teams are also ranked by The Associated Press. Oregon remained at No. 2 and Stanford at No. 5 despite a 42-28 victory over previously ranked Arizona State. UCLA is rated 13th.
The Huskies, who earned their first shutout Saturday since 2009 when (Washington State, 30-0) open Pac-12 play at 4 p.m. Saturday against Arizona.
Washington is 3-0 for the first time since 2001.