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Bears Return to Rankings at No. 25
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/05/2008

Oct. 5, 2008

BERKELEY - Following its 24-14 victory over Arizona State, California returned to the national rankings Sunday, holding down the No. 25 spot in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

The Golden Bears are one of three new teams to join the rankings this week. In addition to Cal, Michigan State, a 38-31 Bear victim in the season-opener, is rated 19th, while 5-0 Northwestern is 22nd.

The Golden Bears are 29th in the Associated Press voting.

After jumping out to a 2-0 start, Cal was 25th in the Sept. 7 ESPN/USA Today poll, where the Bears remained for one week before a loss at Maryland. Cal was also 22nd in the Sept. 7 AP rankings.

Oct. 5 ESPN/USA Today Top 25

Team Rec Pts Pv 1. Oklahoma (60) 5-0 1524 1 2. Missouri 5-0 1404 3 3. LSU (1) 4-0 1398 2 4. Alabama 6-0 1339 4 5. Texas 5-0 1305 5 6. Penn State 6-0 1203 6 7. Texas Tech 5-0 1101 8 8. Brigham Young 5-0 1086 7 9. USC 3-1 1055 9 10. Georgia 4-1 937 10 11. Ohio State 5-1 893 12 12. Florida 4-1 883 13 13. Utah 6-0 793 15 14. Vanderbilt 5-0 704 19 15. Kansas 4-1 667 16 16. Boise State 4-0 624 18 17. Oklahoma State 5-0 523 22 18. Virginia Tech 5-1 393 24 19. Michigan State 5-1 273 NR 20. South Florida 5-1 267 10 21. Wake Forest 3-1 247 25 22. Northwestern 5-0 231 NR 23. Auburn 4-2 121 14 24. Wisconsin 3-2 105 17 25. California 4-1 98 NR

Others Receiving Votes North Carolina 88, TCU 84, Tulsa 76, Ball State 75, Florida State 61, Georgia Tech 56, Kentucky 51, Pittsburgh 32, Illinois 25, Fresno State 19, Cincinnati 18, Arizona 16, Oregon 15, Notre Dame 11, Connecticut 8, Maryland 7, Boston College 6, Duke 1, Minnesota 1, South Carolina 1.

Dropped From Rankings Oregon 20, Fresno State 21, Connecticut 23.


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