This week's UW opponent -- Oklahoma -- is one of three on the Huskies schedule -- along with Notre Dame and USC -- that could make a fair case to being the most tradition-rich college football program of all time.
Not surprisingly, UW coach Tyrone Willingham isn't interested in casting the deciding vote. So, I'm going to take a shot in my Friday column. However, I'd also be interested to hear what you think. Subjective items -- traditions, and such -- will be considered. But so will the pure cold numbers of achievement. To help you along, here's a look at some of those:
Category/ OK USC ND
Consensus national titles/ 7 11 11
Some national title claim/ 16 17 21
Conference titles/ 41 37 0*
Bowl appearances/ 41 46 28*
Bowl victories/ 24 30 13*
All-time win percentage/.715 .704 .739
Heisman winners/ 4 7 7
*Notre Dame is an independent and did not regularly accept bowl invitations until 1969.
And finally, we get our last pre-game word from Willingham around mid-afternoon, so likely no UW football news until then.