Here’s all you need to know about the top-25 polls: Cal won twice last week by a combined margin of 53 points and dropped in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls.
After losing twice in New York, the Bears had fallen from No. 13 out of the AP top-25, finishing 29th. This week they are 37th.
Cal maintained a No. 23 ranking in the coaches poll, even after its Madison Square Garden defeats, then dropped two spots to 25th this week.
Certainly a 32-point win over Jacksonville and a 21-point conquest of Princeton aren’t cause to shoot Cal far up the ladder. But should they be reason to drop a team?
My guess is coach Mike Montgomery’s only interest in this week’s rankings involves his former player/assistant coach Eric Reveno, whose Portland team reached No. 25 in the AP poll, its first appearace in the rankings in 50 years.