Michaels: Huskies rank 10th on preseason list

John Michaels will count down from 10 to 1 each day over the next two weeks...

John Michaels
August 01, 2018 - 11:42 am
Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning

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Last year some of the most controversial tweets and articles from 92-9 The Game involved each one of our Top-10 lists on a weekly basis. The passion for college football from the fans is unmatched, which makes this exercise fun and aggravating all at the same time.

Today we start our journey of ranking the preseason top-10 teams in college football.

No. 10 – Washington Huskies

Positives: The Washington Huskies should be the best of the Pac-12 Conference with a great coach in Chris Peterson, and a very good senior quarterback in Jake Browning. When the Huskies made the College Football Playoff two years ago Browning threw for 43 touchdowns and was very efficient. In the backfield, running back Myles Gaskin is one of the most explosive players in the country and should be able to exceed his 1,380 yards on the ground. The offensive line should be really good and is anchored by left tackle Trey Adams.

The defense ranked fifth in the country in points per game allowed and should have one of the best secondary’s in football. Taylor Rapp, Myles Bryant and Jo Jo McIntosh are names to watch for.

Negatives: Replacing defensive tackle Vita Vea and receiver Dante Pettis will be key, and the opener in Atlanta versus Auburn will be tough.

Look for the Huskies to be in the College Football Playoff discussion all year.