I know eastern Washington and especially the Columbia Basin bleeds crimson. But at what point does state pride kick in beyond your favorite in-state college?

Red Sox vs. Yankees, Packers vs. Bears, Cougars vs. Huskies. The rivalry is real, bitter, and raw.

But if #5 Washington were to cruise through the college football playoffs and into a National Championship berth, would Cougar fans rally behind the other Washington college?

Getty Images

I'm asking this because it's a real possibility. UW has been steamrolling everybody, even nationally ranked schools. It hasn't even been close! Cougar fans may have to contemplate this!

WSU can do their part by playing spoiler in the last regular season game of the year. The Apple Cup will have a lot on the line!