By Evan Moore
While Northwestern lost a few players to injury during last week's game against California, they gained a few spots when it comes to their national ranking.
The Wildcats moved up three sports from 22 to 19 in the newly released Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Wildcats won their season-opener, outlasting the California Golden Bears, 44-30.
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Northwestern's home opener is this Saturday against Syracuse.