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Seattle Times staff reporter Bob Condotta provides a running commentary on the Huskies. E-mail Bob.

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April 30, 2007

Katz picking Cougs to win Pac-10?

Posted by Bob Condotta at 6:29 PM

ESPN's Andy Katz posted a new pre-season top 25 for next season today, revised to take into account those players who have declared early.

And as you can, he has Washington State No. 5 in the country and the first Pac-10 team in the rankings, apparently indicating that he believes the Cougars are the best team in the conference.

And what a conference he figures it to be next season as he has six Pac-10 teams ranked among his top 16 teams. Following WSU are UCLA at No. 6, USC at 12, Arizona at 13, Stanford at 15 and Oregon at 16.

He has the Huskies among his "teams missing the cut'' the only Pac-10 team so listed.

Hard to dispute what he writes about WSU, but as he writes, it sure looks a little bit crazy to see the Cougars rated that high.

Good fodder for off-season conversaton, however, if nothing else.