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Washington State lands at No. 20 in this week's AP, Coaches polls

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The Cougars jump up three spots in this week's polls.

NCAA Football: California at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

With a 56-21 victory over California just barely 12 hours old and eight straight wins in their hands (the second longest active streak by a Power Five team), the Washington State Cougars (8-2, 6-0) moved up to #20 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

It was as crazy of a week that college football saw the CFP’s No. 2 (Clemson), No. 3 (Michigan), and No. 4 (Washington) teams lose. From around the Pac-12:

  • Washington’s loss to USC dropped them to No. 7 in both polls, while the victory for the Trojans put them at No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 19 in the Coaches poll.
  • Both Utah and Colorado are on the brink of cracking the top ten in both polls as they're right next to each other at No. 11 and No. 12, respectively.
And for you visual learners:

AP:
#7 Washington
#11 Utah
#12 Colorado 
#15 USC
#20 Wash. St. .

Coaches:
#7 Washington
#11 Utah
#12 Colorado
#19 USC
#20 Wash. St.

With two huge games ahead of WSU, the outcomes of those games decide if the Cougars move up a few more spots or drop out of the Top 25 altogether.

We’ll bring you Washington State’s CFP ranking when it is revealed on Tuesday evening.