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July 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Huskies ranked No. 25 in preseason coaches poll

Chris Petersen enters his first season as the UW coach. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Chris Petersen enters his first season as the UW coach. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Washington, under first-year coach Chris Petersen, is ranked No. 25 in the preseason coaches poll released this morning by USA Today.

The Huskies, who received 142 points in the poll, were 9-4 in Steve Sarkisian‘s final season with the program in 2013, including a Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU.

In all, six Pac-12 teams are ranked in the preseason poll: No. 4 Oregon, No. 7 UCLA. No. 11. Stanford, No. 15. USC, No. 18. Arizona State and UW at 25.

Florida State, the defending national champion, is No. 1 in the poll.

The SEC has seven teams ranked in the top 25.

Petersen is one of six Pac-12 coaches listed as a voter in the coaches poll, along with Sarkisian, Mike Leach, Mike Riley, Rich Rodriguez and Mike MacIntyre.

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I was at the UW football offices Wednesday for an interview with Petersen and a photo shoot inside the Husky Stadium tunnel (as part of a story package for next month). While there, Petersen showed off a new sign inside the training room that had just been posted Wednesday morning. It reads “Durability is more important than ability.”

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