WSU ranked first in AP Top 25 runner-ups

PULLMAN, Wash. — While the Washington State Cougars should be ranked, they haven’t made the list quite yet.

The Associated Press released their votes for the top ranked college football teams, and despite the Cougs getting 91 votes, they still haven’t broken the top 25.

The Cougars sit atop the runner-ups list, followed by previously ranked Baylor with 88 votes, Florida State with 78 votes, Arkansas with 76, and James Madison University with 39.

Many of these teams do deserve to be ranked, but after suffering a tough loss or two, they fall just short.

If the Cougs did end up pulling up the upset against Oregon, they would likely be above the 20, possibly 15. But even with that loss, a win against No. 6 ranked USC would thrust the team into the top 15 guaranteed, possibly even top 10.

After a formidable win against Cal, the Cougs are seeking to be the fourth Pac-12 team in the AP Top 25. WSU will play USC on Saturday, October 8 at LA Memorial Coliseum.

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