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UW ranked 70th ... and other Pac-10 stories

With no UW practice on Sunday, and no coaches or players available, we'll turn elsewhere for some reading material ... at least until normal blogging resumes around noon Monday:

Sports Illustrated has ranked the 119 Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision...) teams, placing UW 70th overall and eighth in the Pac-10.

Speaking of the Pac-10, the big topic through the opening week of practices was injuries to starting quarterbacks.

UCLA quarterback Ben Olson is out at least eight weeks.

While USC quarterback Mark Sanchez hopes to be back by the season-opener.

The Los Angeles Times has this overview of the situation, reaching the not surprising conclusion that the Trojans have the horses to overcome such setbacks, while the Bruins will have a tougher time.

Amid all the quarterback concerns, the Tucson Citizen reports that Arizona believes it has the depth to survive an injury to starter Willie Tuitama ... although they're obviously hoping not to find out.

Someone must believe them, because the Associated Press projects the Wildcats among the country's likely surprise teams.

Finally, ESPN ranks the highest up-tempo offenses in college football and ranks UW season-opening opponent Oregon at the top of the list.