The Washington Huskies Football Team enters this upcoming season with high expectations along with some question marks.
Those question marks center around the nine starters the Huskies lost on the defensive side of the ball. While the Huskies no doubt have tremendous talent with younger players waiting for their opportunity, many of those players have lacked experience.
National pundits are not picking the Huskies to finish atop the Pac-12 Conference this season, but some believe they still are the team to beat this year.
Sports Illustrated released its 2019 College Football Preseason Top 25 Rankings this morning and here is what it looks like…..
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- Mississippi State
- Michigan State
- Virginia Tech
- Iowa State
The writeup on the Huskies:
12. Washington Huskies
Last year: 10–4 (7–2 Pac-12); Lost to Ohio State in Rose Bowl
SI Top 100 players: Three: OT Trey Adams (No. 25), OL Nick Harris (No. 70), DB Myles Bryant (No. 89)
Bottom line: Last season’s 10-win campaign marked the first time in school history the Huskies have had a run of three straight seasons of double-digit wins. Chris Petersen’s retooled team could make it four.
The other Pac-12 Conference teams that are represented in the poll include #9 Oregon, #14 Utah and #25 Stanford.
Just recently, the Huskies were ranked #12 in the 2019 Preseason Coaches Poll.