Washington is ranked No. 20 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released Monday.
The Pac-12 also was represented by No. 11 Oregon, No. 15 USC, No. 24 Utah and No. 25 Arizona State. The top slots in the AP poll went to No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Georgia.
Washington’s only two 2021 opponents to crack the rankings were the aforementioned Oregon Ducks and ASU Sun Devils, both of whom the Huskies will play at home. Michigan, which Washington travels to meet Sept. 11, was unranked but received 12 votes.
The Huskies were last ranked in the AP poll Nov. 29, 2020, when they grabbed the No. 23 spot two days after erasing a 21-0 halftime deficit to earn a 24-21 home victory over Utah.
Washington kicks off its 2021 season inside Husky Stadium against Montana at 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. The Huskies have completed 10 fall camp practices.