All eyes may be on Cougar football as their September 3rd kickoff draws closer, and for good reason. The team is coming off of a nine win season and looks even better this year, they cracked the top 60 in the AP's top 100 college football programs of all time and are just days away from opening camp in Lewiston on Saturday. But there is another team close to kick off that also has a pretty good shot at winning some games this fall.
Last season, WSU women's soccer matched a program record 14 wins, before falling in the first round of the NCAA tournament in overtime for the fourth consecutive season. They haven't missed the tourney since 2010, when they went 7-13, and others have noticed the momentum the Cougs have heading into the season.
In the first preseason coaches poll released today, the Cougars received 14 votes, placing them as the 30th ranked team in the poll. But it will be a tough road if the Cougars want to compete once again as 8 of their future opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the poll, including Pac-12 foes Stanford (ranked 5th), USC (ranked 11th), Cal (ranked 18th), and Arizona (ranked 20th). UCLA and Washington also received votes.
The Cougs kick off the season with a tough one at lower soccer field on Friday, August 19th as they welcome 16th ranked BYU. Head on out to the field and see the newly renovated stadium. It'll be fun... I promise.
Soccer Receiving Votes in NSCAA Preseason Rankings - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State women's soccer team is receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division I women's soccer preseason rankings.
Huskies No. 20, Cougars No. 59 in AP’s all-time college football rankings | The Seattle Times
Hey, here’s something fun and new for Northwest college football fans to debate (ahem, mind your manners folks).
Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 5 - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
It’s been a while since the Ultimate Road Trip has tiptoed this closely to the Idaho border.
Pac-12's venues ranked according to difficulty
In a vacuum, there's no shame in an average attendance figure of 2,856. Division I hoops programs, and the gyms they play in, come in all shapes and sizes.