Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013 AT 10:50 AM / Updated at 11:28 AM
Huskers slip to No. 22 in AP poll; at No. 19 in coaches Top 25
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s close call with Wyoming on Saturday night cost it four spots in the Associated Press Top 25, where it fell from No. 18 to No. 22.

The slip was a little less drastic in the USA Today coaches poll, with NU going from No. 18 to No. 19.

The Huskers squeezed by Wyoming 37-34 at home in a game that they led 37-21 but that finished with the Cowboys having the football in their possession one last time before the clock ran out.

Among those going past NU in the AP Top 25 was UCLA, its Sept. 14 opponent. The Bruins climbed from No. 21 to No. 18 after beating Nevada 58-20.

Also leapfrogging the Huskers were Northwestern (No. 22 to No. 19, won 44-30 at Cal), Washington (No. 34 to No. 20, beat Boise State 38-6) and Wisconsin (No. 23 to No. 21, beat Massachusetts 45-0).

Nebraska took the furthest tumble of any team remaining in the Top 25 that didn’t lose in the first week. Next closest was Florida, which dropped from No. 10 to No. 12 after beating Toledo 24-6.

UCLA also skipped past Nebraska in the USA Today coaches poll. The Bruins went from No. 21 to No. 18.

Also, here’s how our Sam McKewon voted this week in the AP poll.

About Rich Kaipust

Rich Kaipust is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska football. You can follow Rich on Twitter (@RKaipustOWH) or email him at