The Washington State Cougars’ amazing comeback over the Boise State Broncos left fans exhausted and elated as the clock approached midnight on the west coast, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from slipping a spot in the Associated Press poll.
The TCU Horned Frogs leaped over the Cougs (sorry, I had to) from No. 23 to 20, while WSU slid to No. 21.
It probably wasn’t so much that the Cougs needed something approximating a miracle to defeat the Broncos, coming back from a three-touchdown deficit to secure a 47-44 win in triple overtime; it likely had more to do with the TCU Horned Frogs going on the road and beating the Arkansas Razorbacks, 28-7.
Additionally, nobody in the bottom third of the top 25 lost this week. The biggest drop from a team above WSU was Stanford falling five spots to No. 19 after losing to now-No. 4 USC. Other ranked Pac-12 teams: Washington moved up to No. 6 after crushing Montana, and UCLA moved into the poll at No. 25, taking advantage of Notre Dame’s loss that dropped the Irish out.
The Cougs did remain No. 22 in the Coaches Poll.
Here’s the full poll: