College football playoffs: Washington rises to 13th in penultimate rankings

Washington fell short of two major goals this season by not making it back to the playoffs and not repeating as Pac-12 champions. But a third goal, beating rival Washington State in the Apple Cup for a fifth straight time, was achieved with Saturday’s 41-14 win over the Cougars.

That victory bumped the Huskies (10-2) up a few spots in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, now 13th after being in 17th a week ago.

Washington is one of four Pac-12 teams that made the Top 25, along with No. 10 USC, No. 12 Stanford and No. 18 Washington State. Stanford and USC play Friday in the Pac-12 title game.

If the Huskies finish in the top 12 of the final rankings, which will be released on Sunday, they could get chosen for a New Year’s Six bowl game. They won’t be able to help their cause in that area, though, since they aren’t in action this weekend while most other ranked teams will be playing in conference championship games.

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