Week 7 was an exciting one for college football—from upsets to the releasing of the first 2010 BCS rankings.
While the Pac-10 did not bring a lot of excitement, such games like Washington over Oregon State and USC over Cal show that the muddled middle of the Pac-10 is still wide open.
The following is the seventh installment of a weekly feature power-ranking the Pac-10 quarterbacks based solely on their performance in Week 7.
*QBs not included due to bye week: Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, Stanford.
The Oregon State Beavers took an in-conference hit with a double-overtime loss to the Washington Huskies in Week 7.
After breakout performances against Arizona State and then-No. 9 Arizona, Ryan Katz was brought down off his cloud.
Katz completed 17 of 31 passes for a 55-percent completion rate, 206 yards, and one passing touchdown. He also added one rushing touchdown, but threw a season-high three interceptions at Washington.
You never know which Cal team is going to show up each week. Week 7 brought the struggling one and a huge 48-14 loss at the hands of the USC Trojans.
Kevin Riley fits in nicely with the up-and-down Cal theme, completing 15 of 29 passes for a 52-percent completion rate, 193 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Los Angeles.
The Washington State Cougars fell short, once again, to the Arizona Wildcats with a 24-7 loss on their home field.
Jeff Tuel is extremely underrated, performing at high levels each and every week, but being the victim of his own team.
Tuel completed 18 of 32 passes for 57 percent, 257 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The starting quarterback also added 33 yards of rushing against Arizona.
The Arizona Wildcats gained a win at Washington State, but lost in one way.
Star quarterback Nick Foles, the Pac-10's leading passer, sustained a knee injury early in the second quarter, sidelining him for at least a few weeks.
Matt Scott, who started last season before being replaced by Foles, stepped in to complete 14-of-20 passes for a 70-percent completion rate, 139 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception.
Before leaving the game, Foles threw for 71 yards.
Coming off a home loss against Arizona State, the Washington Huskies picked up a much-needed win over the rising Oregon State Beavers in Seattle.
Jake Locker continued to rebound his offseason hype, completing 21-of-35 passes for a 60-percent completion rate, 286 yards, and a career-high five touchdowns.
Locker also threw one interception, but added 60 yards on the ground after a game against Arizona State in which he rushed for only six.
The USC Trojans absolutely ripped apart the questionable California Golden Bears team with a 48-14 win at home in Week 7.
Matt Barkley completed 25-of-37 passes (68 percent) for 352 yards, and tied a school record again with his five touchdown passes (the first time was the season opener at Hawaii).
Barkley has gone the last three games without an interception.