The Huskies have indeed entered the AP rankings this week at No. 23 after the Thursday night win over Stanford. UW is 26t the Coaches Poll.
Here are the polls.
It’s the third time UW has been ranked since Steve Sarkisian was coach. They were No. 24 in the poll of Sept. 20, 2009, the week after beating USC; and they were No. 22 in the poll of Oct. 16, 2011 the week after a big win over Colorado improved their record to 5-1.
Each time, their stay lasted just a week thanks to a loss at Stanford
This time, it’s a win over the Cardinal that gets them into the rankings, though once again a tough immediate road awaits as the Huskies will play at No. 2 Oregon this Saturday.
Those three rankings are the only time UW has been in the polls since 2003. Prior to that, the Huskies were regular members of the rankings.
Here is the Pollstalker page for the Huskies, showing which voters did and did not place UW on their ballots.
As you can see, I placed UW at No. 22 on my ballot, which is below.
Not much movement right at the top but quite a bit elsewhere as we are beginning to learn more about some teams and some conferences.
There could be a lot more shuffling next week, though, as there are five games in which team team is ranked, including UW’s contest at Oregon:
4, Florida State
5, Kansas State
6, South Carolina
8, Notre Dame
9, West Virginia
14, Ohio State
15, Oregon State
18, Mississippi State
19, Arizona State
24, Texas A&M