The California Golden Bears keep their steady rise up the voting ranks through two weeks of football play and a victory over San Diego State. Cal received five votes in the AP poll to be ranked at 39th overall. They also received six votes in the Coaches Poll. Last week they received two in the AP poll and one in the Coaches Poll.
Cal moves up one spot in the AP poll and five spots in the Coaches Poll.
Five Pac-12 teams are currently ranked, led by USC in the top 10 and UCLA looming; Oregon drops just behind UCLA after their loss to Michigan State, and Arizona and Utah are currently placed near the bottom of the top 25. Cal's opponent this week (Texas) currently is not ranked.
Your quick Week 2 bowl projections, because these are very important: Both ESPN and SB Nation have now made Cal a potential bowl team, heading to the Fosters Farms Bowl.
Here are the rankings.
|1||Ohio State (59)||Ohio State (62)||Ohio State|
|4||Michigan State (2)||Michigan State||Georgia|
|8||Notre Dame||Georgia||Michigan State|
|9||Florida State||Clemson||Ole Miss|
|10||UCLA||Notre Dame||Georgia Tech|
|17||Texas A&M||Oklahoma||Notre Dame|
|18||Auburn||Texas A&M||Texas A&M|
|25||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Arizona|
AP Poll, receiving votes: Temple (2-0) 38; West Virginia (2-0) 37; Mississippi State (1-1) 32; Tennessee (1-1) 30; Toledo (1-0) 29; Kansas State (2-0) 26; Arizona State (1-1) 20; Houston (2-0) 16; Boise State (1-1) 16; NC State (2-0) 14; Florida (2-0) 12; Minnesota (1-1) 9; Arkansas (1-1) 6; Iowa (2-0) 5; California (2-0) 5; Miami (Fla.) (2-0) 3; Stanford (1-1) 3; Virginia Tech (1-1) 2; Western Kentucky (2-0) 2; Duke (2-0) 1
Coaches Poll, receiving votes: West Virginia 49; Tennessee 43; Kansas State 39; Arizona State 36; Mississippi State 35; Duke 32; Temple 24; Miami (Fla.) 16; Boise State 14; Memphis 13; North Carolina State 13; Kentucky 8; Minnesota 8; Florida 8; Illinois 8; California 6; Toledo 6; Iowa 5; Michigan 5; Nebraska 3; Arkansas 3; Houston 2; Pittsburgh 2; South Carolina 1; Texas Tech 1; Western Kentucky 1.