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Washington Huskies Football: UW Drops Out of Rankings


Oct 12, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian prior to the game against the Oregon Ducks at Husky Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Huskies are no longer ranked in either the AP or USA Today Coaches polls after losing, 53-24 to the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday. It’s the first time since the preseason polls that the Huskies haven’t been ranked.

They were able to survive two straight losses and manage to only drop five spots, from 15 to 20, but a blowout on the road was too much for voters to keep Washington in the top-25.

There was lots of movement in the polls this week after the Nos. 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 15, 20 and 22 teams lost this weekend. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon remained steady at the top of the poll, but there was chaos below them. Florida State moved up to third after demolishing No. 3 Clemson, while Missouri and Baylor are now ranked No. 5 and No. 6, respectively in the AP Poll.

Stanford, which dropped to No. 13 after getting upset by Utah, moved back into the top-10 with a win over No. 9 UCLA. The Bruins dropped to 12 in the AP and 11 in the Coaches, while Stanford moved up to eighth in both polls.

This is the weakest showing by the Pac-12 in the polls this season, with only three teams ranked in either poll. ASU, Washington, Utah and Oregon State all have a chance to jump into the rankings next week with victories, however.