#52 Washington Huskies: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The early exits of Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to the NBA Draft set the defending Pac 12 champion Washington Huskies back this year as they easily lose their top two players from a year ago.  Still, Lorenzo Romar’s team has enough talent to finish in the upper half of the conference and compete for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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Pac-12 Basketball Preview and Predictions

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It’s still weird to write “Pac-12” but in the ever changing college sports landscape, the conference expanded with the additions of Colorado and Utah.  Those two schools won’t help the Pac-12 become a stronger conference during the 2011-2012 season, but the league should be slightly more competitive as a whole.

Here are my Pac-12 predictions for the 2011-2012 season.  Click on the school”s name for an in-depth breakdown of each team.

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#26 Washington Huskies: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

For the second straight year, the Washington Huskies underachieved a bit in the regular season even though they finished third in the Pac-10Lorenzo Romar has to replace four starters but has some extremely talented youngsters who should help UW figure into the Pac-12 title race.

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LSU, Alabama Top First BCS Rankings

With seven weeks done in the college football season, the first edition of the BCS rankings came out on Sunday night, and there were a few surprises through the list. The LSU Tigers ended up edging the Alabama Crimson Tide on the list, finishing a mere .0003 points ahead of them in average. The Oklahoma Sooners ended up finishing in the third spot, followed closely by conference rival Oklahoma State at fourth. Boise State rounded out the top five, with Wisconsin, Clemson, and Stanford close behind.

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College Football 77 in 77: #52 Washington Huskies

In Jet City, the hometown college football team saw some sunlight last year after seven seasons of rain and gloominess. 2010 brought the Washington Huskies their first bowl appearance and winning season in 8 years, so crank up the Nirvana and Alice-in-Chains and start moshing with excitement.

Of course, the big question this year is how do you replace Jake Locker, who coulda been a top 2 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but came back to school for one more year. He was the 8th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in April. In spring practice, sophomore Keith Price beat out redshirt freshman Nate Montana, yes he is Joe’s son, to be the next UW signal caller.

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