BY SPNW Staff 12:01PM 09/24/2017

Huskies rise to No. 6 in AP rankings; WSU 16th

Big wins Saturday advanced Washington (4-0) and Washington State (4-0) in the Associated Press college football rankings.

Chris Petersen’s Huskies rose to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press rankings. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

Following its 37-10 romp over Colorado Saturday night in Boulder, the University of Washington (4-0) moved up one spot to No. 6 in the weekly Associated Press college football rankings released Sunday. The Huskies, who collected 1,188 votes, also remained  No. 6 in the coaches poll.

Washington State, 18th in last week’s AP rankings, moved up to No. 16 after pounding Nevada 45-7. Two other Pac-12 teams are ranked this week. USC (4-0) remained at No. 5 after beating California 30-20, and Utah (4-0) jumped from 23rd to 20th after defeating Arizona 30-24.

Oregon, ranked 24th last week, dropped out of the AP Top 25 after losing to Arizona State 37-35.

Washington, which had 1,177 votes in last week coaches’ poll, had 1,277 this week.

Alabama remained a clear No. 1 in the AP rankings with 52 first-place votes and 1,515 points. Clemson collected eight first-place votes and 1,458 points. Oklahoma and Penn State came in at No. 3 and No. 4 ahead of USC.

Washington plays at Oregon State at 5 p.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks) while WSU hosts USC at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).


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