ESPN's Chris Low tagged Washington as having the least difficult 2017 nonconference schedule.
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington were selected into the College Football Playoff.
The new College Football Playoff rankings list Washington at No. 4 and Michigan at No. 5.
Washington HC Chris Petersen said that he felt "pretty confident" that Washington would be among the Playoff combatants if they win Friday's Pac-12 Championship game.
Washington and head coach Chris Petersen are in talks on a 10-year contract extension, according to beat writer Adam Jude.
In the latest release of the CFB Playoff rankings, Nos. 1-4 were slotted as Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Washington.
Washington and Auburn have agreed to play in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff game on September 1, 2018.
In the latest release of the Associated Press Top 25, Washington landed at No. 4.
Washington HC Chris Petersen tried to minimize expectations for 2016 at Pac-12 Media Days.
Washington hired former Cal HC Jeff Tedford to serve as a consultant.
Washington named interim AD Jennifer Cohen to the position permanently.
ESPN's Ted Miller wrote that Washington "[doesn't have] a glaring area of weakness."
Washington HC Chris Petersen indicated that the team would name a new DL coach "soon."
Washington announced a two year contract extension for HC Chris Petersen.