Washington moves up in latest AP Top 25 poll following road win at Oregon State
Washington is ranked No. 4 in the latest AP Top 25, released on Sunday.
The Huskies moved one spot in the media poll after beating Oregon State 22-20 in Corvallis Saturday night. They finally jumped unbeaten Florida State, which played North Alabama in Week 12 and lost quarterback Jordan Travis to a serious leg injury.
How will Travis’ injury impact the updated College Football Playoff rankings when they come out next Tuesday? The margin between the Seminoles and the Huskies was already slim, but now it would be hard to make a case against Washington as one of the four best teams in the country.
UW’s win over Oregon State clinched a spot in the Pac-12 title game for coach Kalen DeBoer’s group. The Huskies now hold four wins over teams that were ranked in the AP Top 25 at the time of the game. And two of those wins have come against AP Top 10 teams.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Washington’s strength of record ranks first in the country.
The Huskies will close out the regular season at home next Saturday in the Apple Cup. After that, they’ll meet either Oregon or Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
The rest of the AP Top 25 for the week can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (61)
- Ohio State (1)
- Florida State
- Penn State
- Ole Miss
- Oregon State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Oklahoma State
- James Madison
Others receiving votes: Utah 69, NC State 66, UNLV 56, SMU 49, North Carolina 26, Clemson 20, Kansas 7, Fresno St. 6, New Mexico St. 3, UCLA 1, Miami (Ohio) 1, Texas A&M 1