2, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 4, 2, 3, 3, 1, 3, 2, 2, 4, 1, 2, 4, 3, 1, 1, 4, 4, 5, 3, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3.
That list shows the number of league losses the Pac-10 champion has had since the league expanded to 10 teams 30 years ago.
It averages out to 2.5 losses.
That will be topped this season, as Washington and UCLA already have three losses. So while the Huskies might still have some margin for error, they had better not waste any of it Saturday when Oregon arrives at Hec Ed with an 0-12 league mark. (That's the topic of my game preview in the Saturday paper.)
Meanwhile, the Huskies were saying the expected things today staying focused on Oregon -- even with the visit to UCLA coming up Thursday.
However, coach Lorenzo Romar wasn't shy about admitting that the Huskies' want this championship.
"I think it's really important," he said. "... I think it's great for your program, it's great for the tradition you're trying to establish. And again, if you win the Pac-10 championship that means that year you were the best of the 10. And if I'm playing Monopoly, I want to be the best. It doesn't matter where, you want to be the best. But you also don't want to loose sight of you want to be who you are. Whatever your potential is, you want to reach it. If your potential allows you to be fourth place, then you want to do that. If your potential allows you to win the Pac-10 championship, then you want to do that. That would be the most important thing to me, that we reach our potential, whatever that is."