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With dominant wins by the top five teams in action, and a few upsets near the bottom of the rankings, all of the movement takes place in the lower quadrant. BYU, Cal, Life, St. Mary's and Central Washington beat teams by 69 and 99, 76, 91, 95, and 93, respectively. No. 7 UCLA beat Oregon State, 44-12, in their PAC opener.

None of those results are enough to budge the winners over anyone else. And even though Arizona and Cal Poly were slaughtered, there's no reason to believe anyone ranked below them would have fared better against Cal and BYU. 

Arizona State topped San Diego State, 34-15, in a non-conference match, which pushes the Sun Devils up a few spots to 22. ASU suffered some big losses to St. Mary's and BYU, but the Devils were without some key players for the Gaels loss, and the defeat at the hands of BYU wasn't so bad. We'll see how they do in conference play.

Two teams drop out this week after losses, while two new teams join the rankings. Western Washington lost a defensive battle to Washington, so the Huskies replace the VIkings. Santa Clara dropped its second game in a row to a tough opponent, losing to Colorado, and Texas A&M takes its place. The Aggies, playing their second side in once conference and their first side in the other, lost only one first-grade match in the fall, to Oklahoma. The now rebuilding Sooners went undefeated otherwise, and the Aggies are en route to a Texas Cup title, proving they're the best in the Lone Star State.  

RankPrevTeamRecent Result
11BYUBeat UNLV, Cal Poly
22CalBeat Arizona
33LifeBeat S. Carolina
44St. Mary'sBeat UCSB
55Arkansas State
66Central WashingtonBeat Boise State
77UCLABeat Oregon State
1010Air Force
1313Penn State
1818ArizonaLost to Cal
2020Bowling Green
2121Cal PolyLost to BYU
2225Arizona StateBeat San Diego State
24UnrWashingtonBeat Western Washington
25UnrTexas A&MBeat Stephen F. Austin
23Western WashingtonLost to Washington
24Santa ClaraLost to Colorado