BY Steve Rudman 12:53PM 09/10/2017

Huskies move up one, Cougs debut in AP poll

Washington moved up one spot in both national polls — Associated Press and coaches — to No. 6 following an easy win over Montana Saturday night.

Chris Petersen watches UW’s 63-7 romp over Montana Saturday night. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

Washington moved up one spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press college football rankings Sunday following Saturday night’s 63-7 victory over Montana at Husky Stadium. UW (2-0) collected 1,124 points, 200 fewer than USC, which jumped from sixth to fourth after its 42-24 triumph over No. 14 Stanford, which dropped to 19th.

Two other Pac-12 schools made the AP’s Top 25: No. 21 Washington State (2-0) and No. 25 UCLA (2-0). The Cougars held off Boise State 47-44 in triple overtime while the Bruins (2-0) knocked off Hawaii 56-23.

Washington also moved up one notch from seventh to sixth in the coaches poll with 1,173 votes.

Utah (101), Colorado (66), Oregon (61) and California (2) also received votes in the AP poll.

Alabama, with 58 first-place votes, remained No. 1 on the AP ledger, followed by Oklahoma at No. 2 and Clemson at No. 3. The Sooners received two first-place votes and the Tigers one. Penn State came in fifth in both the AP and coaches polls.

Washington hosts Fresno State Saturday at 6:30 p.m., PT. The Cougars host Oregon State at 2:30 p.m.

 

 


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