The Ducks dropped seven spots to no. 19. The Washington Huskies are one spot behind the Cougs at no. 15.
Last night’s win caught the attention of much of the country, including The Athletic’s Matt Brown, who had WSU at no. 9 in his poll after not having them ranked all season (subscription required).
The Cougs also got a no. 8 vote by Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman, which is cool. What isn’t cool, though, is John Bednarowski of the Marietta Daily Journal left the Cougs unranked. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Alabama remains no. 1 and was a unanimous pick this week thanks to Ohio State’s loss.
As for the coaches poll, the Cougs come in at no. 15, two spots behind UW. Oregon (no. 21), Stanford (no. 23) and Utah (no. 24) are also ranked in the coaches poll.
The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released Oct. 30.