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College football rankings: Arizona 10th in AP Poll, 13th in Coaches

The Wildcats had the biggest leap in the rankings.

Jonathan Ferrey

Arizona entered a Thursday night showdown against the Oregon Ducks ranked 29th in both the AP Poll and Amway Coaches Poll. One major upset to start the week, a 31-24 win for Arizona, wasn't the last, and a wild few days of college football leapt the Wildcats 16 spots to 13th in the Coaches Poll released on Sunday morning.

The AP Poll bumped Arizona all the way to 10th -- it is apparently the biggest leap up the rankings since the AP Poll went to a top-25 format in 1989.

The Pac-12 has indeed begun to eat itself alive. Stanford and its struggling offense lost at Notre Dame in what gave them the biggest fall in the standings, Utah dropped No. 8 UCLA, and unranked ASU needed a Hail Mary pass to beat the USC Trojans. That's forgetting Cal now leads the Pac-12 North after a 60-59 win over Wazzu, which got an FBS record 734 passing yards in the game from quarterback Connor Halliday.

Rich Rodriguez's team is now two spots behind Oregon and sole leader of the Pac-12, by record.

AP Poll

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State Florida State Auburn
2 Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
3 Mississippi State, Ole Miss (tie) Baylor Ole Miss
Ole Miss Alabama
5 Baylor Notre Dame Baylor
6 Notre Dame Mississippi State Texas A&M
7 Alabama Alabama TCU
8 Michigan State Michigan State Mississippi State
9 TCU Oklahoma Notre Dame
10 Arizona Georgia Georgia
11 Oklahoma Oregon Oregon
12 Oregon TCU UCLA
13 Georgia Arizona Florida State
14 Texas A&M Texas A&M Michigan State
15 Ohio State Ohio State Stanford
16 Oklahoma State Kansas State LSU
17 Kansas State UCLA Ohio State
18 UCLA Oklahoma State Clemson
19 East Carolina East Carolina USC
20 Arizona State Arizona State Florida
21 Nebraska Nebraska Kansas State
22 Georgia Tech Stanford Arkansas
23 Missouri Georgia Tech Nebraska
24 Utah Missouri Wisconsin
25 Stanford Clemson Louisvlle
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit