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Pac-12 playoff sleeper... Washington?

There has been a lot of hype about Washington this offseason.

And it's not hard to see why. The Huskies' offense is led by Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin and Trey Adams. Add to that the promising future of John Ross III, who displayed his abilities in the Husky combine and the spring showcase, and there's a foundation for an experienced and productive offense this season.

And then, if you've forgotten, there's that nasty, nasty defense. After 2014, no one expected the 2015 defense to be anything, let alone one of the best in the nation. So with the amount of talent and experience returning in 2016, as well as some star players in the secondary, pundits and fans alike are getting excited to finally see this team on the field.

The most recent? ESPN.com's KC Joyner.

Joyner thinks the Huskies are a college football playoff sleeper. He examined the schedule and all three phases of the team and is optimistic about a program that hasn't had a double-digit win season since 2000.

"The FPI projects Washington to win nine games and indicates the Huskies have a 24.5 percent chance of winning the Pac-12," according to Joyner. "It will take a couple of steps up from that level to qualify for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but given their favorable schedule and significant personnel advantages, it's possible Washington should be considered among the Pac-12 favorites to make the CFP rather than a sleeper."

His analysis is a definite must-read for your Monday.