It will be the No. 10 Huskies (9-3) vs. No. 17 Utah (9-3) in the Pac-12 championship game Friday.

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Following their 28-15 victory in the Apple Cup, the Washington Huskies climbed six spots to No. 10 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Sunday morning.


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Washington State, meanwhile, fell five spots to No. 12 after the Apple Cup defeat.

The Huskies (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12) return to the top 10 for the first time since late September. They will play No. 17 Utah (9-3, 6-3) in the Pac-12 championship game Friday in Santa Clara, Calif. (5 p.m., FOX).

The winner advances to the Rose Bowl.

The Utes rose one spot after closing the regular season with a 35-28 comeback victory over rival Brigham Young on Saturday night.

After missing out on a third consecutive opportunity to win the Pac-12 North and advance to the conference title game, WSU now will await its bowl fate and learn next Sunday where it’ll be headed for the postseason – most likely a post-Christmas game in San Antonio, Texas (Alamo Bowl) or Glendale, Ariz. (Fiesta Bowl).

In addition to WSU, Louisiana State was the other team to fall out of the top 10, following a 74-72 seven-overtime defeat against Texas A&M.

The Cougars dropped to No. 13 in the Amway Coaches’ Poll, while UW moved up five spots to No. 11. Utah didn’t move, keeping its place at No. 17.