BCS Rankings: Ranking Pac-10 Quarterbacks After Week 11
Week 11 of the 2010 college football season is in the books, and with the exception of BCS-ranked No. 1 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford, the Pac-10 Conference is wide open.
Make sense of this—Oregon State beat Arizona State, Arizona State shutout Washington State, then Washington State beat Oregon State.
This is the recurring and exciting theme of the Pac-10—you never know who will walk away with the win.
The following is the 11th installment of a weekly feature power-ranking the Pac-10 quarterbacks based solely on their performance in Week 11.
*Teams not included due to bye week: UCLA, Washington
8. Brock Mansion, Cal
The California Golden Bears ended their undefeated home streak in 2010 in a near-upset 15-13 loss to the No. 1 ranked Oregon Ducks.
Brock Mansion, who took over for Kevin Riley after injury, completed 10 of 28 passes for a 36 percent completion rate, 69 passing yards and zero touchdowns.
Mansion has struggled to get into the groove after being thrown into the starting mix three games ago, only completing one touchdown pass and unable to break the 58-percent completion mark.
7. Steven Threet, Arizona State
The Arizona State Sun Devils challenged an upset of yet another top-10 opponent in Week 11, but fell short in a mistake-ridden 17-13 loss to the Stanford Cardinal.
Steven Threet completed 16 of 26 passes for 62 percent, 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Threet also lost a fumble on the Stanford one-yard line, which ended up making all the difference in the outcome of the game.
6. Ryan Katz, Oregon State
The Washington State Cougars defeated Oregon State 31-14 in their own house this past weekend. And no, that was not a typo—Wazzou picked up a conference win.
Quarterback Ryan Katz struggled against the improving Cougars defense, completing 12 of 21 passes for 57 percent, 155 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
5. Darron Thomas, Oregon
The unanimous No. 1 Oregon Ducks had a scare in Berkeley against the Cal Golden Bears in Week 11, but walked away with a 15-13 win to go 10-0 on the season.
Darron Thomas completed 15 of 29 passes for 52 percent, 155 yards and one touchdown. He also added 34 yards on the ground against the Cal team who almost walked away with the upset.
4. Matt Barkley, USC
The USC Trojans completed a sweep of the Arizona schools after a win in Tucson over the No. 18 Arizona Wildcats to move them to 7-3 in 2010.
Matt Barkley didn't perform at his best, but he made do against the powerful Wildcats defense, completing 21 of 35 passes for 60 percent, 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Barkley also added 10 yards on the ground and one rushing touchdown.
3. Jeff Tuel, Washington State
The Washington State Cougars finally picked up a conference win after defeating Oregon State 31-14 in Corvallis.
Jeff Tuel is probably the most underrated quarterback in the Pac-10, who many overlook because of the team he plays on.
Against the Beavers, Tuel went 10-of-15 for 67 percent, 157 yards passing yards and one touchdown.
The sophomore quarterback can also run, adding 79 yards on the ground in the Cougars win over Oregon State.
2. Andrew Luck, Arizona State
The Stanford Cardinal were put to the test in Week 11 at Arizona State, but prevailed with a close 17-14 win to place them at 9-1 on the season.
With scouts from seven different NFL teams present, Andrew Luck put on yet another great performance against one of the best defenses in the Pac-10.
Luck completed 33 of 41 passes for an 82 percent completion rate, 292 yards, and one interception. Although this was the first game in which he didn't not complete a touchdown pass, it was his ability to complete almost impossible passes under pressure that put the Cardinal on top.
1. Nick Foles, Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats have now dropped two straight games after losing at home against USC, crushing their hopes of taking their first ever trip to the Rose Bowl.
Nick Foles did everything he could to keep the Wildcats in the game, going 32-of-48 for 67 percent, 353 yards and thee passing touchdowns.
This was just Foles' second game this season in which he did not throw an interception.