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
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|8||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Baylor|
|9||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|12||Georgia||Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|15||Arizona State||South Carolina||Ole Miss|
|20||BYU||Ohio State||Oklahoma State|
|23||East Carolina||Duke||Mississippi State|
|24||Oklahoma State||East Carolina||Arizona State|
|25||Kansas State||Kansas State||BYU|
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.