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.
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.