After delivering a 38-6 walloping of the Boise State Broncos in Week 1, the Washington Huskies were rewarded by making their debut in both the AP and Coaches Polls, announced Tuesday morning. The AP voters placed Washington 20th, while the coaches voted them 23rd.
The Huskies were not ranked in either poll at the beginning of the season, but did receive votes in each. In the AP Poll, the Huskies upped their vote total almost 300 points, from 17 to 315. They garnered just three points in the preseason Coaches Poll.
Boise State fell out of both rankings. The Broncos were ranked No. 19 in both polls heading into Week 1. This week, they received five votes in the Coaches Poll and three in the AP.
The Pac-12 had five teams ranked in both polls, despite Oregon State dropping from each. Oregon (No. 2 in AP, No. 3 in Coaches), Stanford (No. 5, No. 4), UCLA (No. 18, No. 18) and USC (No. 25, No. 22) are the other Pac-12 teams ranked. After surrendering over 600 yards in a loss to FCS Eastern Washington, Oregon State failed to garner a single vote in either poll.
If the Huskies remain ranked next week, it would mark the first time since early-2003 that they were ranked in back-to-back weeks.