Sept. 15, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats running back Daniel Jenkins (3) breaks a tackle from South Carolina State Bulldogs linebacker Reggie Owens (42) and linebacker Tevin Richard (32) during the second half at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats beats the Bulldogs, 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
A quiet victory against the South Carolina State Bulldogs pumped the Arizona Wildcats up three spots to 20th place in the SB Nation BlogPoll leading into Week 4. The 3-0 Wildcats did themselves very little if any harm in how they dispatched S.C. State, while some other teams did UA a favor.
As a whole, the biggest drops in the week came from Michigan State (14 spots), who fell to Notre Dame, and then the obvious fall by the USC Trojans (13 spots) after their loss to Stanford. The Cardinal were the ones making the biggest push, and David Shaw's team moved up 14 slots to the No. 8 position in the poll -- they even got a first-place vote.
Fun thing to point out: The Wildcats little jump-skip of a leap puts them one place ahead of the Rich Rodriguez's old Michigan Wolverines. Like Arizona, Brady Hoke's squad has the potential to drop more this week as they have a tough test against the Irish.
Maybe we make a competition out of Arizona in Year 1 of the RichRod and Michigan in Year 2 without him. Yes, I am baiting the Michigan commenters that are lurking.
Full poll is after the jump.