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Mike Bellotti Comments on Jake Locker

Former Oregon coach and AD Mike Bellotti comments on Washington’s Jake Locker.

Mike Bellotti on Jake Locker
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Pac-10 2010 Predictions

Pac-10 logo Countless polls abound in college football.  While some may be more respected and legitimate than others, it’s fun to look at them all.  In this blog entry I have posted nine preseason polls from various sources including Athlon, The Sporting News, Phil Steel, Orlando Sentinel, PreSnap, Rivals, Pac-10 Media Poll, Bob Condotta, and the Coaches and AP Polls.  You’ll notice I often include Utah and Colorado in light gray to give you a feel of where they would fit in to the conference.


Athlon ranks UW sixth in Pac-10

1, USC, 12-1, 8-1
2, Oregon, 10-2, 7-2
3, Oregon State, 8-4, 6-3
4, Stanford, 8-4, 5-4
5, Arizona, 7-5, 5-4
6, Washington, 7-5, 5-4
7, Cal, 7-5, 4-5
8, UCLA, 5-7, 2-7
9, Arizona State, 4-8, 2-7
10, Washington State, 1-11, 0-9


The Sporting News Ranks Huskies 25th

Oregon (11),
Oregon State (15),
USC (16),
Washington (25),
Arizona (35),
UCLA (46),
Stanford (51),
California (62),
Arizona State (97),
Washington State (not in top 100).


Phil Steele ranks the top 30 teams

8. USC
10. Oregon
25. Arizona


Orlando Sentinel Ranks all 120 NCAA Teams

13. USC
15. Stanford
19. Arizona
29. Oregon
31. Washington
33. Oregon State
35. Utah
42. California
60. Arizona St.
61. UCLA
89. Colorado
112. WSU


Pre-Snap Ranks NCAA

8. Oregon
15. USC
17. Utah 
22. Oregon State
25. Stanford
35. California
40. UCLA
46. Arizona
52. Washington
81. Colorado
89. Arizona State
110. WSU


Rivals Top 120 countdown

4. Oregon
12. USC
22. Oregon State
26. Utah
33. Stanford
36. Washington
38. Cal
48. Arizona
50. Colorado
63. UCLA
69. Arizona State
99. WSU


Official Pac-10 Media Poll

1, Oregon (15)
2, USC (12)
3, Oregon State (3)
4, Stanford (1)
5, Arizona (2)
6, Washington (1)
7, Cal
8, UCLA (1)
9, Arizona State
10, Washington State


Bob Condotta

1. Oregon
2. USC
3. Oregon State
4. Washington
5. Stanford
6. Arizona
7. Cal
8. UCLA
9. Arizona State
10. WSU


Coaches Poll

11. Oregon
22. Oregon State
24. Utah
29. Arizona
32. Stanford
36. Washington
42. Arizona State
43. California

UCLA and WSU did not receive votes


AP Poll

11. Oregon
14. USC
24. Oregon State
27. Stanford
28. Utah
35. Arizona
39. Washington

UCLA, Arizona State, Cal, and WSU did not receive votes

What does this all mean?

The average ranking of Washington is 5.6 out of the 10 current Pac-10 teams.  In other words, Washington is picked to finish fifth or sixth in the conference.  However, these rankings include USC which for the next two years is not bowl eligible.  This would mean, as far as bowls are concerned, Washington is picked to finish fourth or fifth making it a reasonably good bet that the Huskies will be playing in late December.

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Husky Stadium 2012 Renovation

huskystadiumrenovation_6_thumb1 Construction begins in December 2011. The final opponent in the then 91 year old stadium will be on November 19th against WSU for their 104th meeting. The second to last game?  October 29th against Oregon.

The 2012 football season will be played at Qwest Field.  The six home games will be against Portland State, Nevada, Stanford, Oregon State, UCLA, and Arizona State.

2013 Season opens at new Husky Stadium against… ???

 

Demolish: The construction of the new stadium will begin at the end of of the 2011 football season with the demolition of the majority of the current structure.  This includes:

  • Lower bowl of stadium (40K seats, originally built in 1920)
  • Including the track
  • South side stands. (15K seats, built in 1950)

 

Build: Included in the plans are a brand new lower bowl replacing the original one built in 1920.  Husky fans should also expect:

  • New team meeting rooms 
  • New recruiting facilities
  • New coaches’ offices
  • 25 suites
  • 25 loge boxes
  • 2500 club seats

Capacity: The seating capacity has been said to remain "similar to the current capacity."

 

The development team has experience building football stadiums including Qwest Field, Sanford Stadium, Ben Hill Griffin, and Bobby Dodd Stadium.  Below I have compiled information about each of the structures.

 

Qwest field (Seattle Seahawks)

Capacity: 67,000
Located: Seattle Wa,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quest_Field

seahawks_stadium 

 

 

Sanford Stadium (University of Georgia)

Capacity: 92,746 (7th largest in NCAA)
Located: Athens Georgia, University of Georgia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_Stadium

Sanford_Stadium_Sanford 

Sanford Stadium bing maps

 
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Capacity: 88,548
Located: Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hill_Griffin_Stadium

Ben Hill Griffin 

800px-Ben_Hill_Griffin_Stadium

 

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Capacity:  55,000
Located: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Tech
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Dodd_Stadium

Bobby Dodd Stadium2

BobbyDoddStadium

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