Today we continue the second annual picking of the BTD Preseason Football Poll.
Earlier this weekend, you guys voted in Washington State as the sixth place team in the Pac-12 North, and you picked California to finish fifth in the North division. Today, it is time to pick the fourth place team.
Below you will find my prediction, along with the four remaining Pac-12 North teams. Your job is simple, just pick the team that you think will finish in 4th place. The poll will be open all day, and the next poll will be up shortly after.
My Prediction: Washington
The Huskies could be even more talented than last season, but a schedule that is one of the best in the nation could hurt their overall win total. The Dawgs will play games at Nebraska, at Utah, at Stanford, at USC, and at Oregon State. Not to mention home games against rivals Oregon and Washington State (sort of; it will be downtown at Century Link Field, not Husky Stadium), Steve Sarkisian and company will be struggling to get to a bowl game.
Luckily, despite losing Jake Locker, the Huskies will have one of the most explosive offenses in the Pac-12. At Quarterback will be sophomore Keith Price, who definitely does not have the mobility that Locker had, but Price could be a better thrower than the 8th draft pick in last spring's NFL Draft.
It won't hurt Price that he has two of the best recievers in the conference to throw to in Devin Aguilar and Jermaine Kearse. Those two wideouts should rack up plenty of points for Washington, and when the defense drops back to cover them, Price can give it to junior running back Chris Polk, who should be one of the best backs in the conference.
So the question is, can the Huskies win any road games? I have them losing all five away games and still being bowl-eligible, but for Washington to make it into the upper half of the Pac-12 North, they will need to pull a couple of upsets.