If the Washington Huskies Huskies win Saturday at Colorado (7 p.m., ESPN) and Nov. 29 at home in the Apple Cup, both of which they will be favored to do, they will finish 8-4 overall and 5-4 in the Pac-12 Conference. They can make the argument they are the third-best team, since they beat USC, the only other contender for the auspicious claim of "We're No. 3."
Granted, given the league-wide mediocrity beyond Oregon and Utah, it's a little like being designated the world's tallest Corgi. Coaches like to call such a season "well-balanced," but we all know better, mm-kay?