With the PAC-12 being pioneers and gunning towards an annual nine game conference schedule, all of the conference teams have a somewhat difficult schedule. While not having the most difficult out of conference schedule by any means, the fact that they have to play nine conference opponents make it a difficult schedule. Below we are going to rank Washington’s schedule from what should be considered most important to least important. Obviously every game is important, but for the Huskies to repeat another playoff appearance these top three games are essential. Sit back and enjoy reading the list of Washington’s most important to least important games.
#1. Oregon: With Washington finally breaking the 12 game losing streak to Oregon, things need to continue to keep momentum in the Huskies favor. The best thing for Chris Petersen to do is to crush the Willie Taggart era before it even gets started. If Washington can win this seasons game, especially in crushing defeat like last season, it will put the Ducks in a shuffle for the next couple of years. The Huskies have to make sure that the Ducks stay pin down.
#2. Stanford: In my opinion this will be the hardest game of the season, and most important for the PAC-12 North. Let us not forget that Washington crushed the Cardinal 44-6 last season. The only problem is that Stanford is capable of competing with anyone the past couple of seasons.
#3. Washington State: Instate rival and PAC-12 North opponent, enuff said.
#t4. Utah/UCLA/Colorado/Arizona State: Each PAC 12 South team that Washington plays this season has a legitimate shot to compete with USC as the champions in the south. I project Washington to reach the PAC-12 championship game and win it again this season. Their results against these three will be a great indicator on how they would stack up with USC.
#t8. Cal/Oregon State: These two games are essential to winning the PAC 12 crown, these two speed bumps cannot cause a slip up for the Huskies.
#10. Fresno State: A very notable G5 team, and chance to earn recruiting notoriety for the valley kids that actually watch Fresno State on television.
#11. Rutgers: Another chance to destroy a Big Ten opponent, no matter how bad they are.
#12. Montana: They cannot afford to do the same thing little brother does with their FCS teams.
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