Fox's Feldman ranks Cougs in his top 25

WASHINGTON STATE’s offense in 2016 should be even more potent than last season, writes Fox’s Bruce Feldman, in positioning the Cougs in his top 25 poll.

The Cougs are No. 22 in his preseason poll.

“The offense should be even more potent. Gritty Gabe Marks is back and he may lead the country in receiving. Freshman James Williams adds to a solid crew of running backs that provide a solid change of pace to the pass game,” says Feldman.

And Washington State’s defense?

“Just how stout a rebuilt D-line proves to be will determine whether this group can take another step forward and compete for the Pac-12 title,” says Feldman.

Like many others, Feldman points to a Week 2 matchup with Boise State and strong early tests against Stanford, Oregon and UCLA that will determine if the Cougars have staying power.

You can read the article here.

Feldman’s fellow college football writer at Fox, Stewart Mandel, ranked the Cougs No. 19 in his early top 25 last week.

Sports Illustrated and Athlon earlier this offseason ranked the Cougs No. 25 in their 'way too early' top 25 polls, though Ahtlon dropped the Cougs out of its latest top 25 released today.

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