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Rivals.com has ranked Washington at number 97

174249 Rivals has the Huskies ranked at an unsurprising 97 while Washington State is ranked at a paltry 104. They have some nice 2009 previews about both teams too. Full rankings can be found here.

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Ranking This State’s College Football Programs

SadFace Buster Sports is ranking the sports is ranking division 1-A football. As expected, and both of Washington’s teams are in the lower rungs. The WSU cougars, come in at number 105 while the UW Huskies come in at number 89. No one in Husky Nation has seen rankings so low – pardon us while we shed a collective tear… 

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Sarkisian on a Recruiting Roll?

recruiting Sarkisian wants YOU to join the Huskies! –or so it seems. After the media frenzy caused by last week’s surprise commitment of Nick Montana to Washington, the Huskies have had multiple recruits give verbal commitments to Sarkisian and co. The new recruits include tight end Michael Hartvigson of Bothell, wide receiver Keanon Lowe from Portland, and offensive lineman Colin Porter, also from Bothell.

This puts Washington’s 2009 recruiting class at a very early ranking of number 9 according to Scout.com. Although it is far too soon in the recruiting process to be drawing conclusions, here are the top 10 schools according to the aforementioned website:

  1. Texas
  2. Alabama
  3. Florida
  4. Oklahoma
  5. LSU
  6. Penn State
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Stanford
  9. Washington
  10. Michigan

It’s strange to see an 0-12 team listed among the top 10 recruiting class in the nation – not to mention a recruiting class that rates higher than USCs. Personally, I think it’s premature to draw conclusions. While I think this will be a top recruiting class considering the Huskies recent performance on the field, don’t expect it to stay in the top 10. The UW is ranked high simply because multiple recruits are committing early in the process. Many of the nations remaining four and five star recruits are still visiting schools and when they start committing, expect that to bolster other schools’ recruiting classes.

Don’t believe me? Do you really expect Washington to have a higher recruiting class than Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Miami, and USC? I’m simply trying to be realistic. I anticipate USC and UCLA eventually overtaking the Huskies in rankings at the least. Don’t fret though, expect to see Washington among the top 25 in the nation and in the top half of the Pac-10. This should be a welcome sign for Husky fans considering their embarrassing 2008 record.

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Athlon ranks UW no. 76, WSU at 88

large_1397_thumb Just a quick note that Athlon Sports has ranked the University of Washington huskies 76th out of the 120 division 1A college football teams. Washington State was ranked at 88th. They also pick the teams to fill out the last two spots in the Pac-10 – just like last year.

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Washington ranked number 97

2004114360 Sporting news recently ranked the Huskies at number 97 in their top 100 college football teams. That’s two spots higher than the New York Times (although they do use the word “wretched” when describing the team). At least they appear confident the Huskies 14 game losing streak will end on September 12 – when Idaho visits Husky stadium.

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Washington Ranked 99th by New York Times

washington-huskies In Paul Myerberg’s 120 team count down, the UW have come in at number 99, down from a 2008 preseason 63 for last year and up for #118 at the end of the 0-12 2008 season.  The review is exhaustive, well written, and a must read for every Huskies or Pac-10 football fan.

Paul asks:

But in the last five years, Washington has won a total of 12 games, and last season’s winless campaign stands as the lowest point in the long, storied history of the program. How could things possibly go so wrong?

That’s the question people will be asking for years, and much longer if the program fails to wash that bad taste of the last several years out of fans throats. He goes on the say what I’ve been saying for months:

I’m also willing to believe that the Huskies could perhaps take two Pac-10 games they’re not supposed to win.

Yup, people agree we are heading for a 4-8 season (assuming we beat Idaho and WSU, the only games we’ll be favored to win) – and this is only if Locker stays healthy.

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WSU Cougars ranked at number 114

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Paul Myerberg over at the quad blog is ranking all 120 NCAA College football teams (didn’t it used to be 119 teams?). He’s doing one team a day and last week the Washington State cougars showed up at number 114. This is the best in depth review of WSU I’ve read so far – it’s not a glowing article but it is fair. As expected, Washington State is the lowest ranked Pac-10 team although I expect the huskies to show up not too far behind.

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