My column in the Thursday paper makes passing mention of UW finishing 22nd in this year's Director's Cup, which measures on-field success across all of a university's athletic teams.
However, Sports Illustrated does something similar by a different formula, and the Huskies fare far less well in that one.
Seven of the Pac-10 schools rank in SI's top 25, while Washington, Washington State and Oregon State don't register in the top 50.
Here's the SI list with an explanation of its methodology.
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I'm not sure one method is any better than any other. But I know a lot of UW fans judge the program's success almost exclusively by the income-producing sports of football and men's basketball. And those folks won't take much consolation in any overall rankings until the Huskies end this ongoing two-year run as the only Pac-10 school with neither a bowl or NCAA tournament invitation.