A few quick links on the way back home (and unfortunately the emphasis is on “few” as I have some tight travel today). …
— Washington got more votes in the AP poll but is not ranked. Here’s who voted for UW. I did not vote for the Huskies — close, but I have only one four-loss team in my poll, which is USC at No. 25, and that decision came down to the fact that the Trojans beat the Huskies in Seattle. You can see all polls here.
— Here’s UW’s updated NCAA stats page — the most eye-popping stat is that the Huskies are now ninth in the nation in pass defense. They finished last year 116th. And Bishop Sankey is up to 27th in the nation in rushing at 104.55.
— UW’s next opponent is obviously now the Cougars, Friday in Pullman. Christian Caple has everything about WSU’s loss to Arizona State, as well as a bunch of other links.
— Oregon’s loss to Stanford could have some significant bowl ramifications. Basically, it could mean two Pac-12 teams in the BCS — the Pac-12 champ and Oregon as an at-large. Of course, Oregon could still win the Pac-12 and then just one goes, and it would look pretty much as thought. Here’s The Oregonian’s Oregon coverage.
Finally, here’s the Pac-12’s review of Kevin Smith’s play on the fumble recovery: