The Washington Huskies’s weekend sweep of the Arizona schools moved them to No. 16 in the AP media poll and No. 13 in the coaches ESPN/USA Today poll – both season highs.
Also for the first time this season, UW is the highest-ranked Pac-10 team in both polls, ahead of UCLA and Arizona State respectively.
ESPN’s bracketology also moves UW up to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Joe Lunardi’s projection would have the Huskies opening in Portland against Weber State, with the winner advancing to meet the winner of the Gonzaga (!– see post below–!)-Utah State game for the right to go on to the Sweet Sixteen in the Western (Glendale, Ariz.) Regional.