AP Week 6 Top 25: Washington enters top 10, Colorado joins rankings
Washington enters the top 10 (previously ranked No. 11) after stifling BYU, a team that has picked up some major steam on the national scene this season, Saturday in Seattle. Jake Browning completed a jaw-dropping 23 of 25 passes, racking up 277 yards and a touchdown in the 35-7 victory. The Huskies were oh-so-close to shutting out the Cougars, but allowed a one-yard punch-in with 0:41 left to play. Washington goes for its fifth-straight win Saturday afternoon at UCLA (0-4).
The Cardinal suffered its first loss of the season Saturday night at No. 8 Notre Dame, 38-17, dropping Stanford from No. 7 to No. 14 in the poll. Stanford stayed within striking distance through the first three quarters, but could not recover against the fast-moving Fighting Irish in the fourth. With about eight minutes left in the game, Notre Dame went up 31-17 on a passing TD, intercepted Stanford’s K.J. Costello on the next possession and then scored off that INT just seconds later. Stanford gets back to Pac-12 play this Saturday, hosting the Utah Utes (2-2) at 7:30 p.m.
Oregon hops up one spot in the poll to No. 18 following its 42-24 win over then-No. 24 Cal on Saturday. The Ducks played with their helmets on fire and forced five turnovers, two of which turned into defensive touchdowns. The first of those two came in the second quarter as La’Mar Winston Jr. scooped and returned a Cal fumble 61 yards to paydirt, putting a bow on a 21-point second quarter for the Ducks. Oregon takes its bye this week and returns to the field Oct. 13 for a date with Washington.
Colorado, the Pac-12’s last remaining undefeated team, makes its first appearance in the AP Top 25 since the end of the 2016 season. Ranked 21st in the nation, CU worked UCLA on Friday in Boulder. Steven Montez and the Buffs entered halftime with a 16-14 lead but took control in the second half, scoring 24 unanswered points en route to the 38-16 win. Montez connected on 22 of his 26 pass attempts for 237 yards and a TD, but also collected 81 yards and two scores with his legs. The Buffs look to keep the momentum going at home against Arizona State (3-2) this Saturday afternoon.
Here is the complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 6:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Penn State
- Miami (FL)
- Michigan State
- NC State
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma State