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WSU moves up to No. 19 in both AP and coaches polls

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The Cougars took advantage of a loss by Michigan State.

Washington State v Houston Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Washington State Cougars’ nice road victory over the Houston Cougars on Friday allowed them to move up to No. 19 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this morning.

There wasn’t a lot of upheaval above the Cougs in the polls after Saturday’s action on the field, but WSU was one of the teams to benefit from the road win by the Arizona State Sun Devils over the Michigan State Spartans, who had been ranked No. 18 but dropped out in this week’s poll.

The Pac-12 put two new teams in the AP poll this week, as the 3-0 Sun Devils jumped in at No. 24, while the 3-0 California Golden Bears debuted at No. 23. The Utah Utes continue to lead the way, moving up to No. 10 after leapfrogging the idle Michigan Wolverines, followed by the Oregon Ducks (No. 16), Cougs, and Washington Huskies (No. 22).

That means WSU’s remaining schedule now looks like this:

  • vs. UCLA
  • at No. 10 Utah
  • at No. 24 Arizona State
  • vs. Colorado
  • at No. 16 Oregon
  • at No. 23 California
  • vs. Stanford
  • vs. Oregon State
  • at No. 22 Washington

It’s doubtful all those teams will be ranked by the time we play them, but the road schedule is looking more arduous all the time.

Here’s the full poll:

AP Top 25 - Week 4

RK TEAM REC PTS
RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Clemson(57) 3-0 1545
2 Alabama(5) 3-0 1488
3 Georgia 3-0 1386
4 LSU 3-0 1339
5 Oklahoma 3-0 1310
6 Ohio State 3-0 1292
7 Notre Dame 2-0 1099
8 Auburn 3-0 1079
9 Florida 3-0 959
10 Utah 3-0 929
11 Michigan 2-0 917
12 Texas 2-1 888
13 Wisconsin 2-0 726
Penn State 3-0 726
15 UCF 3-0 703
16 Oregon 2-1 670
17 Texas A&M 2-1 665
18 Iowa 3-0 539
19 Washington State 3-0 452
20 Boise State 3-0 277
21 Virginia 3-0 252
22 Washington 2-1 183
23 California 3-0 164
24 Arizona State 3-0 156
25 TCU 2-0 104
Others receiving votes: Kansas State 91, Oklahoma State 51, Army 50, Michigan State 37, Memphis 26, Wake Forest 14, BYU 12, Temple 7, Iowa State 7, Mississippi State 4, Appalachian State 2, Minnesota 1 Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 18, Maryland 21, USC 24