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October 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Sunday notes and links and rankings

Catching up on a few more links and notes from a long night at the stadium. …

— A few people have asked me, so it’s worth reminding one more time that one win against and FCS team DOES count for bowl eligibility. So UW is indeed bowl eligible now. They changed that rule a few years ago. There may be confusion because of what happened last year to Arizona State when it played two FCS teams (largely for reasons out of its control) and when it finished with just six wins it could not count both.

— The TD scored by Jermaine Kearse was officially ruled a rush since the ball went backwards. So that was not a TD pass for Keith Price. That means he had one for the game and has 23 for the season. Price is tied for fifth nationally in TD passes and is nine behind leader Case Keenum of Houston, who threw nine on Thursday night.

— The rankings are out and UW got enough votes in the Coaches Poll to essentially rank 28th. UW is also unranked in the AP poll but also again essentially 28th. Here’s the breakdown of all of UW’s rankings.

— Here is UW’s updated stats page. The Huskies fell to 117th in pass defense but rose to 95th in total defense and is up to 25th in scoring offense and 11th in kickoff returns. Individually, Chris Polk is up to fifth in the nation in rushing at 127 per game.

— Want to make sure you saw all of our coverage, which can all be found here.

— The Arizona Daily Star details what UA interim coach Tim Kish called a “weird” game.

— The Star also details how Arizona’s secondary got even thinner during the game.

Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen says the Wildcats let it slip away in the fourth quarter.

Ted Miller learned that Polk “is a beast.”

— Miller also has this wrapup of the win and also gave Polk a helmet sticker.

Bud Withers explains how Oregon or Stanford could get to the BCS title game.

— Lots of links around the conference from The Denver Post.

Vince Grippi also has some links around the conference.

— Finally, here’s My Top 25 for this week. I did not include Washington. I seriously considered it but ultimately left the Huskies out — UW will get its chances the next two weeks to show again it belongs. No change at the top but lots of movement in the middle. Here’s my ballot:

1, LSU
2, Alabama
3, Oklahoma State
4, Stanford
5, Boise State
6, Oregon
7, Oklahoma
8, Arkansas
9, South Carolina
10, Nebraska
11, Virginia Tech
12, Michigan
13, Clemson
14, Houston
15, Penn State
16, Arizona State
17, Kansas State
18, Georgia
19, USC
20, Michigan State
21, Wisconsin
22, Texas
23, Georgia Tech
24, West Virginia
25, Cincinnati

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