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December 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Washington moves up in rankings

Robert Upshaw raises his hands in triumph after Washington defeated then-No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in Las Vegas. (Photo credit: Mason Kelley)

Robert Upshaw and the Washington Huskies are ranked 13th in the Associated Press and USA Today/coaches polls. (Photo credit: Mason Kelley – GoHuskies.com)

Keep winning. Keep climbing the rankings.

That’s the scenario for the Huskies, which improved to 10-0 and moved up three spots in the Associated Press and USA Today/coaches polls to No. 13.

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.

It’s the highest Washington has been in the AP poll since November 2010.

Following Saturday’s 69-67 win over then-No. 16 Oklahoma and last week’s 86-38 demolishing of Grambling State, the Huskies fell slightly in the RPI ratings from 17 to 22.

Here’s a look at where the other Pac-12 teams rank in the RPI: Arizona (11), Utah (16), California (63), Stanford (78), Colorado (88), USC (112) UCLA (114), Oregon (133), Oregon State (160), Arizona State (194) and Washington State (248).

And here’s a look at where UW’s remaining nonconference opponents rank in the RPI: Tulane (172) and Stony Brook (146).

IN OTHER NEWS:

— Here’s our advance on Washington’s game against streaking Tulane (9-1) 8 p.m. Monday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

— Basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy has Washington at No. 31 in his ratings. He projects the Huskies will end the regular season with a 23-7 record, which includes a third-place finish in the Pac-12 at 11-7. It Pomeroy is accurate, it would be the best regular-season finish for UW since 2008-09 when it was 24-7.

— USC freshman guard Elijah Stewart won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. He scored 22 points to lead the Trojans to a 75-71 win at Boston College. Stewart tied a school record for field goals without a miss and converted 10 of 10. He was 2 for 2 on three-pointers. He also had four rebounds and two blocks.

Comments | More in News, Notes | Topics: AP poll, Coaches poll, RPI ratings

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