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May 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Thursday links — SI.com’s Andy Staples ranks UW No. 23

Another day, another ranking to lead off the links. …

— UW is No. 23 in the post-spring power rankings of SI.com’s Andy Staples. The bad news for the Huskies is that three teams UW faces in the first six weeks of the season — LSU, USC and Oregon — are in the top four. (And he makes a good point there that spring optimism also has to be kept in check a little — we’ll find out in the fall how real the defensive improvement really is).

— Scout.com caught up with Cooper Bateman, a highly-touted QB from Salt Lake City who visited UW for Junior Day. It’s a premium story, but Bateman said he was impressed by the Huskies and liked the family atmosphere of the coaching staff and team and thinks he’d be a good fit in the offense. He said he plans to visit Alabama one more time before making a final decision (sounds like that could come in late May or so). Scout.com rates Bateman the No. 4 QB in the country. Rivals.com has him at No. 6.

— Here’s a story on Chris Polk and Ronnie Fouch from their hometown paper revealing that Fouch is heading to a tryout camp with the Bears. Fouch got eight starts for the Huskies in 2008 after a season-ending injury to Jake Locker, then transferred to Indiana State after the 2009 season.

Mason Foster and Donald Butler are mentioned in this list of the top 10 sleeper recruits in the Pac-12 of the last decade.

— The Eugene Register-Guard’s story on Oregon’s scheduling indicates the Pac-12 still wants to move one game from the opening Saturday to a Thursday night.

Bud Withers has thoughts on a few different topics, including how many star Pac-12 players went undrafted.

—- Stanford may be losing its athletic director.

— A good collection of links on the sad news about Junior Seau, as well as a touching video. (CoachSark’s site also expressed condolences).

— Interesting story from Rivals.com on trying to recruit while on the hot seat.

— The Corvallis newspaper takes a look at Arizona in its rundown of OSU’s opponents.

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