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Huskies ranked 18th in preseason coaches poll

By Christian Caple

The USA Today coaches poll released its preseason rankings on Thursday, and the Washington Huskies are included at No. 18.

The Huskies are the third-highest Pac-12 team in the rankings, behind Stanford at No. 7 and USC at No. 17. Oregon checks in at No. 22, with UCLA at No. 24. Utah and Washington State each received votes.

Here are the complete rankings:

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Oklahoma

4. Florida State

5. Ohio State

6. Louisiana State

7. Stanford

8. Michigan

9. Notre Dame

10. Tennessee

11. Michigan State

12. Mississippi

13. Houston

14. Texas Christian

15. Iowa

16. Georgia

17. Southern California

18. Washington

19. Oklahoma State

20. North Carolina

21. Baylor

22. Oregon

23. Louisville

24. UCLA

25. Florida

Also, Stewart Mandel of FOX Sports has Washington No. 13 in his preseason rankings. He has Washington State 16th.