There is now only a handful of days until the season opener against Boise State. The Husky football team is in the middle of game week preparations, and Husky Haul is in the middle of a game week run of content. We have been previewing Boise State quite a bit in the past few weeks, but in the next several days we will have power rankings, a comprehensive preview of Boise State’s team and the game itself, and my score prediction. I’m so glad the season is upon us!
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According to the Pac-12 Blog, impressing throughout the non-conference slate will be key to the Pac-12 challenging for conference supremacy. Specifically Notre Dame, considering that they will play Arizona State, Stanford, and USC.
Chadd Cripe reporting that at least five true freshmen will likely play for Boise State. That number falls in line with the number of newcomers that the Huskies will likely have taking snaps.
Boise State depth chart and game notes via The News Tribune. Pretty much as projected at every position.
Both Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller of the ESPN Pac-12 Blog have Washington in their top-25 power rankings. Miller at 25, Gemmell at 24. There’s a pretty sizable disparity between Washington’s position in the official rankings and Washington’s position in preseason power rankings. The AP or Coaches Poll aren’t going to react to UW until the team puts up a few wins. Meanwhile, by their very design power rankings credit Washington with the perceived chance of a breakout season. Depending on how the Huskies perform on the 31st, the two will start to synchronize in either a positive or a negative direction.