College Football Power Rankings: Pac-10 Quarterbacks After Week 4
Week 4 of the 2010 college football season is in the books, and many Pac-10 teams put on a show.
To name a few, UCLA pulled off an upset over No. 7 Texas, Arizona was almost subdued by Cal, Arizona State had yet another near upset, and Stanford took down Notre Dame on the road.
The Pac-10 quarterbacks continued to prove themselves in Week 4, although there were no real standout stars.
The following is the fourth installment of a weekly feature power ranking the Pac-10 quarterbacks based on their performance in the previous week.
9. Kevin Prince, UCLA
The UCLA Bruins shocked the country with an upset over the then No. 7 Texas Longhorns with a 34-12 win.
It is hard to gauge the performance of Prince, seeing as the Bruins literally rushed themselves to a victory.
Prince completed 5 of 8 passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Longhorns. He also added in 50 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground.
The Bruin quarterback has only tallied 285 total passing yards on the year after four games.
8. Ryan Katz, Oregon State
The Oregon State Beavers picked up their second loss against a Top Five team this Saturday in a 37-24 loss to the Boise State Broncos.
Starting quarterback Ryan Katz has struggled this season, but when looking at the schedule the Beavers have undergone, his numbers make sense.
Katz completed 12 of 26 passes for 159 yards with a 46 percent completion rate and one touchdown against the Broncos. He also rushed for 11 yards.
One plus for Katz? He has yet to throw an interception on the year.
7. Kevin Riley, California
The California Golden Bears nearly upset the Arizona Wildcats in a 10-9 loss in Tucson after getting thrashed by a talented Nevada team in Week 3.
Kevin Riley had his worst performance of the season, completing just 13 of 26 passes for 116 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception.
Riley and the Cal Bears are definitely living up to their title of being one of the most frustrating teams in the Pac-10, if not the country.
6. Jeff Tuel, Washington State
The Washington State Cougars fell prey to the USC Trojans in Week 4 with a 50-16 loss at home, settling for a 1-3 record.
Starting quarterback Jeff Tuel has been a reliable quarterback for the Cougars, but is often overshadowed by the overall dismal performance by the team. In fact, Tuel has consistently thrown for 200 plus yards in each game this season.
Tuel completed 24 of 37 passes for a 65 percent completion rate and 222 yards. Tuel added in one passing touchdown and 26 rushing yards, but threw three interceptions to the Trojan defense.
5. Andrew Luck, Stanford
The Stanford Cardinal are on the rise after a 37-14 win over Notre Dame on Saturday, and were able to break in the AP Top 10 with a No. 9 ranking.
Andrew Luck completed 19 of 32 passes for a 59 percent completion rate and 238 yards for one touchdown.
Luck also entered Saturday's game with zero interceptions on the season, and left with two. While his numbers weren't as impressive as previous weeks, he still got the job done out in South Bend.
4. Matt Barkley, USC
The USC Trojans came out with an expected 50-16 win over the Washington State Cougars in Week 4 to vault their record to a solid 4-0.
Matt Barkley completed 16 of 25 passes for a 64 percent completion rate and a season-high 290 yards. Barkley also threw three passing touchdowns, but concluded his second consecutive game of throwing two interceptions.
3. Nick Foles, Arizona
Nick Foles and the Arizona Wildcats are still riding on the unbeaten trail after a close 10-9 win over the California Golden Bears in Week 4.
Foles completed 25 of 39 passes for a 64 percent completion rate and 212 yards against the the Bears for his worst performance of the 2010 season, although it is still impressive.
His lone touchdown came with about two minutes left in the fourth quarter to seal a win for Arizona. Foles also threw one interception, going with his trend of one per game thus far.
2. Steven Threet, Arizona State
The Arizona State Sun Devils have come close to committing two upsets in the past two weeks, only to fall prey to their own mistakes.
Steven Threet was playing out of his mind against the Oregon Ducks in Week 4, completing 30 of 53 passes for a 56 percent completion rate.
Threet threw for a total of 387 yards against the Ducks, the third most of any quarterback in the country for Week 4.
The experienced quarterback threw for three touchdowns, but his four interceptions (three in the second half) ultimately cost the Sun Devils the upset victory, two of which were in the red zone.
1. Darron Thomas, Oregon
The Oregon Ducks struggled in Tempe against the Arizona State Sun Devils' top-notch defense, but ultimately came out with the 42-31 win after several ASU turnovers.
Darron Thomas had his best game of the season, completing 19 of 33 passes for a 57 percent completion rate. He threw for 260 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The Oregon quarterback also rushed for 18 yards and one touchdown against the Sun Devils.
Thomas has yet to break the 60 percent completion mark this season.