By beating the Washington State Cougars, the California Golden Bears ensured a top-25 matchup between two undefeated squads on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, as Utah stayed perched in the top 10 after their bye week. Utah moved up to 7th in the Coaches Poll and 5th in the AP Poll. Cal and Utah will be featured on College Gameday in a matchup of the two final undefeated teams in the Pac-12.
UCLA tumbled after losing to Arizona State to 20th in the AP & Coaches Poll, while Stanfurd continued to rise up to 16 (AP) & 18 (Coaches). USC was idle but rose nonetheless up to 17 in both polls after a week of tumultuous upsets in the Pac-12.
Cal dropped to 48th from 36th in Football Outsiders S&P+, mostly because the Bears have yet to play the toughest teams on their schedule. Still too early to tell how good or bad we are from that stat.
Below is the full top 25.
|1||Ohio State (38)|
|9||Texas A&M (1)|
|1||Ohio State (50)|
|3||Michigan State (1)|
ESPN also ranked Cal in their power poll, but have the Bears moving down from 22nd to 23rd. Utah is number one!