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August 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Huskies get another crack at No. 1 (sort of)

The Washington Huskies haven’t beaten a team ranked No. 1 since 1961.

They’ll get a chance on Sept. 3, though in a little different manner than the past 50 years.

UW hosts Eastern Washington to open the season, and the Eagles were today ranked as the pre-season No. 1 in the SportsNetwork/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision poll, getting 90 of 140 first-place votes (not exactly an exclusive poll there, is it?)

Obviously, there’s a difference in the overall quality in the two divisions, and UW will be a prohibitive favorite against the Eagles. But EWU’s ranking — as well as its status as the defending FCS champ — is an indication that the game could elicit some nervous moments.

UW is 1-10-1 all-time against teams ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, the win coming in the 1961 Rose Bowl against Minnesota.

The most recent game against an AP No. 1 team was last year against Oregon — and yes, obviously an Oregon or Stanford could be ranked No. 1 again this year when the Huskies play them, so UW could have a rare opportunity of playing teams ranked No. 1 in each division this season.

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