The Washington Huskies (5-0) moved into the top 5 of the Associated Press’s college rankings after routing then-No. 7 Stanford , 44-6, on Friday night in Washington.
Former Folsom High School quarterback Jake Browning led the Huskies in the win, going 15 for 21 and throwing 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. The team, led by Myles Gaskin’s 100 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, also out ran Stanford’s star back Christian McCaffrey 214 yards to 49 yards.
The Huskies look to remain undefeated when they take on the Oregon Ducks (2-3) October 8 in Eugene, Or. The Ducks lost Saturday to Washington State, 51-33.
The Atlantic Coast Conference matched the Southeastern Conference for the most teams ranked in The Associated Press college football poll with six after a weekend where 10 Top-25 teams lost.
It’s the first time since 2006 that the ACC has six ranked teams.
Alabama remained No. 1 and had 53 first-place votes and Ohio State held on to No. 2. Clemson, from the ACC, moved up two spots to No. 3 after a dramatic victory against Louisville, which slipped four spots to No. 7.
Michigan remained No. 4, and No. 5 Washington moved up five spots after a dominant victory against Stanford. The last time the Huskies were ranked this high was 2000, when they won the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation.
No. 10 Miami gives the ACC three in the top 10 to also match the SEC.