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January 8, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Cougs ranked, Huskies still in coaches poll

The new rankings are out and the big news locally is that Washington State is in the rankings for the first time since 1983, when it was actually still just the top 20 and George Raveling was the coach and Craig Ehlo a player.
Here’s the coaches poll, which has WSU 23 and UW 24th. I’d have to do some research to find if the two schools have ever been ranked at the same time, but I think it’s pretty unlikely.
Here’s the AP poll, which has WSU tied for 22nd and UW unranked (technically, the Huskies are 30th if you count the placings out).
And here’s how I voted in the AP poll this week.
1, North Carolina
2, Florida
3, Wisconsin
4, Ohio State
5, UCLA
6, Duke
7, Kansas
8, Oklahoma State
9, Arizona
10, Pittsburgh
11, Butler
12, Texas A&M
13, Alabama
14, Oregon
15, LSU
16, Tennessee
17, Memphis
18, Connecticut
19, Nevada
20, Air Force
21, Clemson
22, Washington State
23, Notre Dame
24, Georgetown
25, USC
In retrospect, I’m already feeling that I moved UCLA down too far considering the Bruins lost to a ranked team on the road. But Wisconsin’s been really hot of late and I still think Ohio State might be the best team in the nation once Greg Oden gets fully integrated into everything and the Buckeyes looked good in routing Illinois over the weekend. But something will get settled there this week as Ohio State hosts Wisconsin tomorrow then plays at Tennessee Saturday.
You can see I had WSU right where the final poll did. The Cougars deserve it for what they’ve done of late, including almost winning at UCLA, winning at USC, and beating Arizona at home.
You can also see I’m one of the 11 votes for USC. As someone told me over the weekend, USC might have three pros on its team in Pruitt, Young and Gibson, so I think the Trojans might just keep moving on up.

Comments | Topics: top 25, UCLA

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