The first polls have come out, and despite a disappointing performance against Montana, the Washington Huskies moved up four spots to the #10 spot in the ESPN/USA Today Poll. This is the first time the Huskies have cracked the top ten this season, and the first time since they reached #7 in 2006. Find the complete poll here.
Given the Huskies schedule this week and some of the teams that the rest of the top-10 has to play, there is a good chance that Washington improves on this spot by next week so long as they take care of Texas Tech and Cal State Northridge.
The AP poll was also released, and Washington jumped two spots from their previous spot to #12.
Find the AP poll here.
Are the Huskies this good? It could be debated after the performance against Montana, but for now we should chalk that up as rust after a nine day break. Washington will get their first real test in Lubbock this week, although talent wise they should still take care of the Texas Tech.
Expect Washington to keep climbing up to polls because there just will not be many losses coming in non-conference this year. A win against Georgetown could catapult Washington to a top five spot.