This ESPN column by Pat Forde depicts the Huskies as the most disappointing team in the Pac-10 this season.
But are they? Back in the preseason media poll, the folks who cover Pac-10 basketball picked Washington eighth this season. And Washington finished eighth.
Here is the final Pac-10 regular season rankings, along with the preseason predicted finish:
1. UCLA (predicted 1)
2. Stanford (predicted 5)
3. WSU (predicted 2)
4. USC (predicted 6)
5. ASU (predicted 9)
6. Oregon (predicted 3)
7. Arizona (predicted 4)
8. Washington (predicted 8)
9. California (predicted 7)
10. Oregon State (predicted 10)
So, playing off of those expectations, the most disappointing teams in the league were Oregon and Arizona, each finishing three spots lower than expected.
UCLA, UW and Oregon State were the only teams finishing right where expected.
The biggest over-achiever was Arizona State, finishing four spots higher than expected.