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Again, ESPN has WSU near the top of the Pac-12

WASHINGTON STATE (7-2, 6-0 Pac-12) has heads turning from coast-to-coast following their 69-7 manhandling of Arizona Saturday night in Pullman. The folks at ESPN are giving credit where it's due.

When ESPN's Kevin Gemmell published the Pac-12 Blog Power Rankings Sunday morning, well, the top two spots were nailed down by the two Washington schools.

Gemmell continues to rank Wazzu a notch higher than Colorado (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) with a nearly identical record. Speaking of identical, his Power Rankings remain unchanged this week lending credence to what looks to be the decisive game on the remaining Pac-12 schedule.

The Apple Cup is shaping up to be comparable to Wazzu's dissection of an undermanned Wildcat team Saturday. The 2016 AC promises to be the stuff legends are made of.

"The Cougars' 69-7 win over Arizona was as complete of a victory as you’ll find. They dominated every phase of the game, were explosive in the air and on the ground, and the defense was tenacious. If they can match that effort over the final three weeks, we could be in for an amazing Apple Cup." - Kevin Gemmell, ESPN

The first helmet sticker handed out by Gemmell went to WSU's Luke Falk. Here's what he had to say about one of the nation's top passers following a near-perfect performance Saturday:

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"Washington State QB Luke Falk: Plenty of deserving defensive players in WSU’s 69-7 shellacking of Arizona. But Falk was nearly perfect, completing 32 of 35 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns with no picks. At one point, he had completed 22 consecutive passes, one shy of the conference record (Aaron Rodgers, 23 straight versus USC in 2004). His 91.4 completion percentage was a Pac-12 single-game record for 30-plus completions." - Kevin Gemmell, ESPN

For the complete story and ESPN's Pac-12 Power Rankings, click HERE

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