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July 15, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Lindy’s picks Huskies fourth in Pac-10, 33rd in nation

In our latest installment of reviewing the pre-season preview magazines so you don’t have to, today I look at Lindy’s Pac-10 annual.
One caveat — I do some writing for Lindy’s, including the Washington preview and much of the Pac-10 overview material. However, the editors have final say on the conference predictions and the all-conference teams, so the order of finish here is not necessarily the same as I will turn in for Pac-10 media day here in a couple of weeks (I’ll publish my ballot when we get closer to the date).
That out of the way, here’s how Lindy’s sees the Pac-10 this year:
1, USC
2, Oregon
3, Oregon State
4, Washington
5,, Stanford
6, Arizona
7, Cal
8, UCLA
9, Arizona State
10, Washington State
Here’s what is said about Washington:
Good news: Steve Sarkisian proved he knows what he’s doing last year, Jake Locker leads solid skill group.
Bad news: Ability of offensive line is a question; defensive front seven has issues.
Our call: Locker’s return should be the difference in elevating UW to bowl status this season.
Locker is named the All-Pac-10 QB and also named as the conference’s Most Valuable Player.
Jermaine Kearse and Mason Foster are also first-team all-conference picks while Chris Polk, Kavario Middleton and Desmond Trufant are named to the second team.
Locker is also deemed to have the Strongest Arm and to be the Best Scrambler and Kearse is named the Best Deep Threat.
Locker is also named No. 1 on the list of Top 10 NFL Talent.
UW is also 33rd in Lindy’s rankings of all 120 teams in the nation.
There’s also a feature on Locker (written by yours truly) that I’ll link if it ever comes on-line. And there are also ratings of all the positions, but since I wrote those, I plan to pass those on individually over the next few weeks.

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