Eastern Washington University Football Now Ranked #1
Things aren't going so great this season for Husky and Cougar fans, but after last weekend, Washington can claim a #1 ranked college football team.
The Eastern Washington Eagles moved into the #1 spot in the latest Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll after their 27-24 win over Montana State last weekend. The Eagles jumped up from sixth place. Eastern won the national title in 2010 and were ranked at #1 for the first two weeks of 2011.
"It's exciting for our program," EWU coach Beau Baldwin said. "To be ranked No. 1 - and for the third time in three years - takes a lot of work from a lot of people. I'm proud of everyone involved in getting us to this point. From here we have to keep focusing on the task at hand, which is the Sacramento State game.
"But I'm not going to undersell what is special. A lot of programs go a lot of years without being ranked No. 1 for a single season, let alone being ranked No. 1 for three straight years."