WSU moved up a whopping six spots from a week ago and now ranks No.6 in both the Associated Press and ESPN coaches polls.
That marks the Cougars' highest ranking since climbing to No. 3 late last season. WSU concluded the 2001 and 2002 seasons at No. 10 in both polls.
The Cougars' rise this week was made possible by a swath of destruction among the top 10: Texas' drubbing at the hands of Oklahoma; Arkansas' loss to Auburn; Missouri's upset of Nebraska; Florida's big win over LSU; Florida State's loss to Miami and Wisconsin's upset of Ohio State.
The Cougars also received a little from below. Three team's appeared poised to leapfrog them in the rankings this week, but those clubs also went down to defeat: Minnesota in a heartbreaker to Michigan, Tennessee to Georgia and Pittsburgh to Notre Dame.
USC is the only Pac-10 school ranked higher than WSU. The Trojans are at No. 4 in the coaches poll and No. 5 in the AP rankings.
This is the 33rd week in the last two-and-a-half seasons that WSU has ranked in the top 25.
The crimson cats are 5-1 on the season and travel to Stanford on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2 pm PT. The Card dropped a 44-21 decision to USC over the weekend to even their record at 2-2. Their other loss was to Washington. Victories have come against San Jose State and Brigham Young.
Cougs climb to No. 6
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