The Huskies (2-0) jumped two spots to No. 17 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll released this morning.
Washington seeks its first 3-0 start since 2001 when it hosts FCS Idaho State (2-0) at Husky Stadium for a noon kickoff Saturday. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
Five Pac-12 teams are ranked, with Oregon remaining at No. 2, Stanford 5, UCLA 13 and Arizona State moving in at 23 after its controversial victory over Wisconsin.
UW is included on every voter’s ballot this week, ranging from No. 12 to No. 24.
Some morning links en route from Chicago back home:
— My game story after the Huskies’ 34-24 victory. They made some mistakes, sure, but it was an important road block for this program to clear.
— Notebook: Huskies go small up front to pressure the Illinois quarterback.
— Jerry Brewer on the “eccentric” Jesse Callier.
— I speak into the camera here.
— From The News Tribune: The Huskies didn’t panic late.
— From the UW Daily: Huskies’ ground game pounds out a win on the road.
— From the Chicago Tribune: Missed opportunities doom Illinois.
— From the Champaign News-Gazette: Illini ‘made strides’ despite the loss