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Cal football falls out of the top 25: 30th in Coaches Poll, 34th in AP

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The Golden Bears were there for awhile, but they are out now.

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Well it was nice while we were up there, but after a decisive thumping in the Rose Bowl, Cal has dropped out of the top 25. Cal entered the poll after starting 4-0, moved up a notch after holding off Washington Statehung tight after a close loss to Utahkept on moving up after the bye week, but now it appears things have settled down.

Cal received 17 votes to stick in the top 30 in the Coaches Poll. They are still ranked the fourth best team in the Pac-12, with their upcoming opponent USC (tied-32nd with 14 votes). They're down to five votes in the AP Poll, dropping them to 34th (USC is 28th with 33 votes).

UCLA returned to the top 25 after beating Cal, placing 24th in the AP Poll and 25th in the Coaches Poll. Utah has dropped out of the top 10 and is now hovering around top 15 (14th in AP Poll, 13th in Coaches Poll).

Stanford is the lone top ten Pac-12 team at 8th--thank goodness for that loss to Northwestern. Washington State has also started earning votes in both polls as well and is the last team in the Pac-12 getting votes.

These last three weeks have been the first time Cal had been ranked since 2010.

Full rankings:

Coaches AP
1 Ohio State (49) Ohio State (39)
2 Baylor (10) Baylor (7)
3 TCU (2) Clemson (6)
4 LSU (1) LSU (5)
5 Michigan State TCU (3)
6 Clemson (1) Michigan State
7 Alabama Alabama (1)
8 Stanford Stanford
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame
10 Oklahoma State Iowa
11 Iowa Florida
12 Florida Oklahoma State
13 Oklahoma Utah
14 Utah Oklahoma
15 Florida State Michigan
16 Memphis Memphis
17 Michigan Florida State
18 Duke Houston
19 Houston Ole Miss
20 Toledo Toledo
21 Ole Miss Temple
22 Temple Duke
23 Georgia Pitt
24 Pitt UCLA
25 UCLA Mississippi State