Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez spent last week telling his players that in order to make the program relevant again, they'd need to beat a ranked team.
The Wildcats did just that by rolling over No. 18 Oklahoma State 59-38 on Saturday and moved into The Associated Press poll the next day at No. 24, their first ranking in nearly two years.
Once relevance arrived, the Wildcats greeted it with a shrug.
"It's kind of nice, I guess," Rodriguez said. "We didn't talk much about us being ranked, but just staying glued to the process. Doing what we like to call keeping `the main thing the main thing.'"
The thing for Rodriguez is to make the most of what he's got, which has worked so far.
Coaching a team that doesn't have a lot of size or depth, Rodriguez has coaxed the Wildcats into a 2-0 start by getting them to play hard and fast.
Led by fifth-year senior Matt Scott, Arizona's offense has been nearly unstoppable, ranking second nationally with 65 first downs and ninth in total offense ...