SI ranks Washington as #15 in the country to start the season.
Here's their overview on the team:
"The Huskies’ backcourt depth, headlined by Thomas, will define this team. Senior Venoy Overton, who often came in to close out games last year, is a 5' 11" demon pressuring the ball; 6' 6" freshman wing Terrence Ross boasts NBA range; senior wing Justin Holiday, whose intangibles Romar compares with those of former Duke star Shane Battier, might be the Pac‑10’s premier perimeter defender; and sophomore Abdul Gaddy, who was the consensus No. 2 ranked point guard (behind John Wall) coming out of Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep, has the biggest upside of all."