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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 20, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Huskies ranked No. 24, and my Top 25

Wow, that happened fast.
Three games into the Steve Sarkisian era and the Huskies are back in the polls.
The AP ratings are out and there the Huskies are, at No. 24, receiving 194 votes.
UPDATE — The coaches poll is also now out and UW is not included. The Huskies are 31st in the coaches poll.
It’s the first time UW has been ranked since starting 3-1 in the 2003 season (to answer a question, UW has received votes since then but not in the poll itself). UW was ranked No. 18 when it visited UCLA on Oct. 4, 2003 in the first year for Keith Gilbertson. The Huskies lost to the Bruins 46-16 and fell out of the rankings, never to return for almost six years.
But who would have thunk eight days removed from ending a 15-game losing streak that the Huskies would be ranked?
And yes, the Huskies did receive a vote from you humble correspondent in this space, though it actually looks like I underrated the home team.
Sometimes you can feel like you are too close to it or whatever, so I asked a few other writers who were at the game yesterday that I really respect what they thought and they all agreed — UW deserved to be ranked for beating USC, playing competitively against LSU and soundly beating Idaho, which should be noted beat San Diego State pretty easily yesterday and is 2-1. So I kind of thought there was a chance the Huskies might be ranked today.
Anyway, here is my complete poll, with other new additions including Houston and Cincinnati.
1, Florida
2, Texas
3, Alabama
4, Ole Miss
5, Cal
6, Penn State
7, Boise State
8, LSU
9, Miami
10, Oklahoma
11, USC
12, Ohio State
13, Virginia Tech
14, Houston
15, Cincinnati
16, BYU
17, Oklahoma State
18, TCU
19, Pitt
20, Kansas
21, Georgia
22, Georgia Tech
23, Missouri
24, Michigan
25, Washington
It’s a heady climb for the Huskies, a year removed from an 0-12 season that’s looking a little more unfathomable by the day, and the challenges now change for UW — you go quickly from hunter to hunted in college football, especially with a history like Washington’s. But those worries are for another day. For now, this is more proof of UW’s re-entry to college football’s center stage.

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