"A three-game winning streak in conference play means it's time to officially start taking the Cougars seriously. No, seriously. Say the defense is inconsistent. Say the special teams are suspect. But they can put up points, and they can do it quickly and they can eat up yards in chunks. In a league where parity (parody?) reigns, that makes them awfully dangerous each week," writes ESPN.com's Kevin Gemmell.
Of Stanford, he says, "Congrats, David Shaw and Co. I believe you're the fifth different team to occupy the No. 1 spot in the power rankings this season. Get comfy. I'm sure nothing will change in the next few weeks. Joking aside, Stanford is simply rolling right now. It's still too early to draw the 2014 Ohio State comparison ... isn't it?"
Meanwhile, in his weekly helmet stickers awards, Cougar receiver Gabe Marks is one of three Pac-12 players singled out by Gemmell for outstanding play Saturday.
"Marks was the recipient of four of Luke Falk's five touchdown passes in the Cougars 45-42 win over Arizona. He became the first WSU player to catch four touchdowns in a game, finishing with eight catches for 97 yards to go with the quartet of scores," Gemmell writes.
ELSEWHERE ON SUNDAY MORNING, the Walter Camp Foundation named Cougar quarterback Luke Falk the national offensive player of the week after firing for 5 TDs and more than 500 yards in WSU's victory at Arizona.
And the new Coaches Poll is out. The Cougars received six more top 25 votes -- 11 total -- than they did a week ago but they didn't move up, remaining tied at No. 34 (with Oregon and BYU).
Cougs 2nd in Pac Power Rankings; Falk honored
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