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December 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Washington moves up in rankings and RPI ratings

Washington guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) and Washington center Robert Upshaw, center, go up for the ball after a failed shot from Eastern Washington as Eastern Washington guard Drew Brandon follows below during the second half at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. The University of Washington won a hard-fought game, 81-77.

Nigel Williams-Goss (5) and Robert Upshaw have led the Washington Huskies to an 8-0 start and a No. 16 ranking in the AP and USA Today/coaches polls. (Photo credit: Lindsey Wasson – Seattle Times.)

 

The Huskies (8-0) moved up one spot to No. 16 in the Associated Press and USA Today/coaches polls.

Here’s a look at the AP poll, which includes Arizona (3) and Utah (14).

The USA Today/coaches poll is identical as it pertains to the Pac-12.

Following Sunday’s 81-77 win over Eastern, the Huskies made a much bigger jump in the RPI. They jumped from No. 34 to 17 in the latest ratings.

Here’s a look at where the other Pac-12 teams rank in the RPI: Arizona (7), Utah (22), Stanford (67), Colorado (90), California (93), UCLA (110), Oregon (117), Arizona State (118), USC (109), Oregon State (127) and Washington State (209).

And here’s a look at where UW’s remaining nonconference opponents rank in the RPI: Grambling State (304), No. 15 Oklahoma (35), Tulane (154) and Stony Brook (165).

IN OTHER NEWS:

— Interesting to note basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy has Washington at No. 39 in his ratings. He projects the Huskies will end the regular season with a 22-8 record, which includes a third-place finish in the Pac-12 at 11-7. If Pomeroy is accurate, UW would likely receive an invitation to the NCAA tournament, which would snap a three-year Big Dance absence.

— Washington ranked 29th nationally while allowing 57.6 points before Sunday’s game. The Huskies are 63rd before Monday’s game at 60.0 points per game. However, they’re still among the NCAA leaders in opponents field goal percentage (34.0), which ranks fifth. UW opponents are shooting 26.1 percent on three-pointers, which ranks 11th.

Robert Upshaw leads the country with 39 blocks and 4.9 blocks per game.

Nigel Williams-Goss is second in the Pac-12 and 11th in the nation with 6.4 assists per game.

 

Comments | More in News, Notes | Topics: AP poll, Coaches poll, Ken Pomeroy

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