Who’s up for some uplifting news? It’s been a newsworthy week, and I’m betting we’re seeing the first wave of change pushed in college athletics, specifically football. And while that is definitely newsworthy, so is this: Your Washington State Cougars received six votes in the pre-season Coaches Poll.
I’m guessing most people thought this was a rebuilding season, what with the addition of a new head coach and thus a new offensives system, to go along with a quarterback room that had a combined zero snaps at the college level until recently. But knowing there are some (one?) coaches (coach?) out there who thinks highly of WSU is reassuring, at least.
Now, whether WSU will try and prove it during the season is still in question. The dominoes in the FCS continued to fall yesterday when the Big Sky Conference announced it was postponing football until the spring. Whether the FBS conferences do the same is still to be determined, but the clock is ticking and there’s a lot at stake.
But there’s nothing we can do about that decision. The Pac-12 has three teams in the preseason poll, with the Oregon Ducks leading the way at no. 9. The USC Trojans come in at no. 17 and the Utah Utes are right behind them at no. 20.
The Arizona State Sun Devils (88), Washington Huskies (65), California Golden Bears (5) and Stanford Cardinal (2) all joined WSU in the “others receiving votes” category.
And for any jilted ex-lovers: The Mississippi State Bulldogs received nine votes.
The season is scheduled to kick off on Sept. 26 at home against Utah. Fingers crossed!
Let’s look at every touchdown pass from the 2018 season, shall we?
Washington State collects six points in preseason Coaches Top 25 poll | The Spokesman-Review
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