ESPN Week 7 Power Rankings
Arizona is ranked fifth in the latest ESPN Power Poll, with the below voting breakdown
4th - 4 votes
5th - 2 votes
6th - 9 votes
7th - 1 vote
8th - 2 votes
As you can tell, an average (mean, median, or mode) would put us at 6th in the nation, so I'm not sure how we received the bump to 5th. No matter though - I'm glad to have it.
Of note are these writers who saw this as a big win for Arizona (based on the change in ranking and spread between UofA and FL):
Myron Medcalf (who wrote the "Lyons Toughness..." article for ESPN)
Somehow these writers saw it as a big win for Florida and ranked them third, with Arizona several spots below:
John Gasaway (who's article and twitter history is brimming with East Coast bias)
Eamonn Brennan (who most recently wrote, "Can Mark Lyons Work at Arizona?")
The rest (including Miles Simon) took a middle of the ground approach. Arizona at 5th or 6th, Florida one or two spots below that. As of this point in the season, I'd tend to agree with that analysis. But knowing our coach and the talent on this team, you can expect to lump me in with Katz and Dickie by mid-season.