The Cougs get a B-plus from the newspaper.
From the Pac-12, the paper assigned ASU an A, Stanford, UCLA and USC an A-minus, and Washington State, Washington, Arizona and Oregon a B-plus.
Other Pac-12 teams' grades were Oregon State (C-plus); Colorado (C); Utah (C-minus); California (D-minus).
For the full article, CLICK HERE.
In another metric from the newspaper, a re-ranking each week throughout the season, Washington State climbed from 87th to 73rd over the course of the season.
In Jeff Sagarin's final rankings, the Cougs finished with the fifth toughest schedule in the nation. The five toughest slates are occupied by Pac-12 teams. Sagarin ranked Stanford's schedule as the toughest, ASU at No. 2, Utah No. 3 and California as No. 4.
Sagarin also ranked WSU at No. 40 in his final overall rating. Notables just below the Cougs include in Sagarin's poll include Virginia Tech (43rd); Michigan (44th) and Miami (49th).
NEWSLINE: USA Today assigns WSU a grade of...
Cougfan Top Stories
WSU's Utley enters Hall of Fame: No regretsCOUGAR O-LINE GREAT MIKE UTLEY, who entered the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, is still stopping people in their tracks. In 1991, Utley's NFL career ended with a spinal…
Kent will begin Idaho game in enemy territoryPULLMAN -- Ernie Kent is 0-2 against Idaho since becoming the head man at Washington State -- so why not spend a few moments at the start of the game searching for state secrets on…
CougfanYesterday at 6:15 PM
Is 3-star CB locked in with WSU post visit?THREE-STAR cornerback George Hicks had never been to Washington State, even though he verbally committed to the Cougs way back in August. But this past weekend, the Californian…
CougfanYesterday at 3:15 PM
Could former Cougar WR return in 2017?THE SECOND TIME AROUND might be the charm. Sources with knowledge tell CF.C that while it is far from a done deal, there's a very real possibility former Washington State wide…
CougfanYesterday at 1:25 PM