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July 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Yahoo Sports College Football picks UW 36th in nation

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In the latest installment of reviewing what the pre-season mags say about the Huskies (just send me half of what you would have spent on the magazines as gratitude, if you’d like) I’ll look today at the Yahoo! Sports 2010 Preview (pictured unfortunately a little hazily to the right).
This magazine is also published in cooperation with Rivals.com, and you can find the team previews on its web site — though they are only up to No. 45 as I write this, starting at 120 and working up.
That means you’ll have to wait a little while to get UW’s as the magazine rates the Huskies at No. 36 in the country, and fifth in the Pac-10.
Here’s how they rank the conference:
1, Oregon
2, USC
3, Oregon State
4, Stanford
5, Washington
6, Cal
7, Arizona
8, UCLA
9, Arizona State
10, Washington State
We’re beginning to see a pretty clear consensus for the top three (though sometimes flipping USC and Oregon) and bottom three, with the middle four where many of the prognosticators differ a little.
The comment for UW reads as follows: “Productive offense may not be enough to overcome defensive issues.”
Jake Locker, Jermaine Kearse and Desmond Trufant are all named to the magazine’s All-Pac-10 Team, and unlike many of the others, it only does one team.
Jacquizz Rodgers is named as the Offensive MVP with ASU’s Vontaze Burfict the Defensive MVP, USC WR Kyle Prater the Freshman of the Year and Chip Kelly the Coach of the Year.
UW isn’t really mentioned in any of the other conference categories, with Stanford named as the “team that’ll surprse” and Arizona as the “team that’ll disappoint.” USC WR Ronald Johnson is named as the “breakout player,” WSU’s Paul Wulff as the “coach on the hot seat,” and Cal QB Kevin Riley as the “player most on the spot.”
I’ll link the team preview once it gets posted in a week or so.

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