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College football rankings: Arizona sniffing top-25

The Wildcats are moving up the rankings ...

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Even though the Arizona Wildcats nearly lost to Cal, they're moving on up in the college football ranking systems. Rich Rodriguez's team is currently sitting 30th in the Amway Coaches Poll with 45 points and 38th in the AP Poll after receiving nine points.

The Golden Bears were 2-0 and had respectability after looking pretty good against Northwestern and Sacramento State. The Wildcats' defense looked troubling, but there's apparently lot to be said for remaining perfect.

The bye week upcoming could make or break Arizona's season. Flopping against the Ducks next week will certainly paint a bad picture going forward. Hanging with Oregon could show signs of promising improvements.

AP Poll/Coaches Poll/Sagarin

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

AP Poll

Others receiving votes: Duke 86, Penn State 81, Clemson 48, TCU 35, Marshall 33, Utah 31, Washington 30, Georgia Tech 22, Boston College 19, West Virginia 15, Cincinnati 11, Arkansas 9, Arizona 9, Missouri 5, Oregon State 5, North Dakota State 3, Pittsburgh 1, Indiana

Amway Coaches Poll

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 110; Penn State 67; Clemson 63; Washington 62; Arizona 45; TCU 44; Marshall 31; GeorgiaTech 27; Oregon State 20; Arkansas 17; Cincinnati 13; Missouri 13; Utah 8; North Carolina State 7; Boston College 7; Louisville 6; Boise State 5; Memphis 3; West Virginia 3; Iowa 1.