If preseason predictions come to pass, it should be one heck of an Apple Cup this year.

Both the University of Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars were voted as two of the Top 25 College Football programs in the country heading in to the 2019 season in the annual Associated Press poll.

The Dawgs garnered 786 points, good for a #13 ranking, while the Cougs were slotted at #23 overall. Both squads fared slightly better in the Coaches poll, UW at #12 and WSU at #21.

UW and WSU were two of five Pac-12 teams to enter the season ranked. The others include the Oregon Ducks (#11), the Utah Utes (#14) and the Stanford Cardinal (#25). Arizona State, Arizona and Southern Cal also received votes.

You can hear every U-Dub football game right here on 1460 ESPN Yakima with the voice of the Huskies, Tony Castricone, calling the action. Our first broadcast will be Thursday, Aug. 22 with the "Chris Petersen Show" beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The Huskies begin the 2019 campaign at home when they host the Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 31 with pregame coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a noon kickoff