The Morning Haul: 9/30


Well, today is the final day of the first full month of editing the Husky Haul for me, and it has been a great month.

In other news, Washington is officially ranked number 23 in the new AP poll, which is a little lower than what I would have guessed, but on par with the expectations of others, so I suppose I was just a little off in reading that situation. This changes the situation that I talked about in yesterday’s Morning Haul quite a bit, as barely slipping into the rankings means that a loss to Oregon will certainly leave UW out of the rankings next week. Thing is, a win over Oregon would probably mean top-15 status at minimum, probably higher, and following that with a USC win would definitely mean top-10.

To outline a more realistic situation, I’m pretty sure a loss to Oregon followed by a win over #12 USC would put the Huskies back in the top-25 with a 4-2 record because those 2 losses would both have come against top-3 teams. So, as always, the rankings only really serve the fans, and the coaches and players just need to focus on beating Oregon, and the rankings will take care of themselves.

Stories Especially Worth Reading:

The Dawg Pound brings us another update on the progress of the stadium construction.

Percy Allen with the news that Tre’Shaun Lexing of Tacoma has committed to play basketball for Colorado.

Bob Condotta with 10 thoughts on Thursday’s game.