Prior to the 100th renewal of the Apple Cup in 2007, the (now defunct) Seattle Post-Intelligencer selected its all-time Apple Cup team. This is that team (notable performances since 2007 are listed below):
|WR||Spider Gaines||UW||75-78||Averaged 24 YPC in 3 Apple Cups; caught 78-yard winning TD in ’75|
|WR||Hugh Campbell||WSU||60-62||Caught 10 passes for 178 yards and scored a 75-yard TD in 1962|
|OT||Lincoln Kennedy||UW||89-92||1992 All-America allowed only 2 sacks in his 4 years with the UW|
|OT||Glen Edwards||WSU||29-31||1930 All-American later voted to College and Pro Halls of Fame|
|OG||Max Starcevich||UW||34-36||Consensus All-America in 1936 when UW finished 5th in AP vote|
|OG||Dan Lynch||WSU||81-83||Unanimous All-Pac-10 selection as junior and senior|
|C||Mel Hein||WSU||28-30||Member of all-time teams in college football and professional football|
|TE||Aaron Pierce||UW||88-91||Only UW tight end to catch 2 TDs in one Apple Cup game (1990)|
|QB||Drew Bledsoe||WSU||90-92||In 1992, threw for 259 yards, 2 TDs in a Pullman snow storm|
|RB||Hugh McElhenny||UW||49-51||Had 3 100-yard rushing games, including 296 yards, 5 TDs in 1950|
|RB||Rueben Mayes||WSU||80-82||Cougar star ran for 165 yards in 1984 and 167 yards in 1985|
|DL||Steve Emtman||UW||89-91||Won Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award as a junior in 1991|
|DL||Vic Markov||UW||35-37||Named first-team All-America by Walter Camp and Liberty in 1937|
|DL||Kai Ellis||UW||01-02||4 tackles for loss, caused key fumble in 2002 triple-overtime game|
|DL||Keith Millard||WSU||81-83||All-American set 12 WSU records for tackles for loss and sacks|
|LB||Rick Redman||UW||62-64||Made All-America 3 times; averaged 12 tackles per game|
|LB||Michael Jackson||UW||75-78||In the 1977 Apple Cup, matched own school record with 29 tackles|
|LB||Gary Larsen||WSU||72-74||Had 10 tackles in 197 Cup and danced over prone Sonny Sixkiller|
|DB||Lamont Thompson||WSU||97-01||Picked off 3 passes in Rose Bowl clincher at Husky Stadium in 1997|
|DB||George Wilson||UW||23-25||In 1925, ran 40 yards for a TD, returned an INT 90 yards for a TD|
|DB||Eric Johnson||WSU||71-73||Intercepted 3 passes in 1972 in Washington State’s 27-10 victory|
|DB||Al Burleson||WSU||73-75||93-yard INT TD set up Washington’s 1975 Apple Cup victory|
|P||Channing Wyles||UW||89-90||Averaged 52.0 yards on 4 punts in 1990, including 65 yarder|
|K||John Anderson||UW||99-02||Kicked a record nine FGs in 4 Apple Cups, including 5 in 2002|
|Return||Ernie Steele||UW||39-41||Only player with 2 80+-yard scoring plays in the Apple Cup|
Since the Post-Intelligencer selected its 100th anniversary Apple Cup team, these players have most distinguished themselves:
- Chris Polk has rushed for 314 yards in three wins over the Cougars — 130 yards in Washington’s 30-0 shutout in 2009, 284 in Washington’s 35-18 win in 2010 and 100 in a 38-21 victory in 2011. His 284 yards in 2010 are the second-highest, single-game rushing total in Apple Cup history.
- WR Jermaine Kearse caught six passes for 178 yards in Washington’s 35-18 win in 2010.
- Keith Price threw three touchdown passes in Washington’s 38-21 victory at CenturyLink Field in 2011.
- Quarterback Alex Brink produced two, 300-yard passing games against Washington: 328 in 2006 and a game-record 399 in 2007. Brink is the only quarterback in WSU history to beat the Huskies three times (2004, 2005, 2007).
- Mike Lobbestael threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns in Washington State’s 38-21 loss to Washington in 2011.