College Football Power Rankings: Pac-10 Quarterbacks After Week 2
Week two of the 2010 college football season is in the books and overall, it was a very successful week for the Pac-10 Conference, namely the starting quarterbacks.
Week two brought a little more of the hype back to the conference known to be dominated by star quarterbacks.
This is part two of a weekly installment, power ranking the performance of each of the Pac-10's starting quarterbacks who played in the second week of the college football season.
9. Kevin Prince, UCLA
The UCLA Bruins are off to an 0-2 start after receiving some credible hype in the offseason and a 35-0 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in week two.
Starting quarterback Kevin Prince completed 6 of 12 passes against the Cardinal, for a total of 39 yards. In what was possibly the worst game of Prince's career, the quarterback was unable to find the endzone and threw one interception to the rising Stanford team.
Prince now has a total of 159 yards on the season.
8. Andrew Luck, Stanford
The Stanford Cardinal traveled to Los Angeles for the first Pac-10 Conference game of the 2010 season in week two. The Cardinal ended up with a 35-0 shutout win over a struggling Bruin team.
Starting quarterback Andrew Luck completed 11 of 24 passes for a 46 percent completion rate, 151 yards and two touchdowns.
His performance in week two was a far cry from his 316 passing yards and four touchdowns in week one, but he got the job done in L.A.
Luck also rushed for 63 yards on seven carries against the UCLA Bruins and has yet to throw an interception in the 2010 season.
7. Darron Thomas, Oregon
The Oregon Ducks traveled to Knoxville in a highly anticipated game against the Tennessee Volunteers, ultimately coming out with a 48-13 win over the SEC team.
Darron Thomas struggled early, along with the rest of the Oregon team, but ended up shining in the end. Thomas completed 17 of 32 passes for 202 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
The quarterback also rushed for 34 yards on seven carries.
6. Matt Barkley, USC
The USC Trojans welcomed the Virginia Cavaliers in a Saturday night showdown that was all too close for Trojan fans. USC came out with the 17-14 win, but struggled in what many thought to be an easy win.
Matt Barkley completed 20 of his 35 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns after a stellar performance in week one.
Barkley went from completing 78 percent of his passes in week one to 57 percent in week two.
5. Jeff Tuel, Washington State
The Washington State Cougars picked up their first win of the season in week two, beating Southern Methodist 23-22 in what could be their only win of the season.
Jeff Tuel had a much better performance in the second week of the season, completing 18 of 29 passes for 204 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Tuel is on a much better track when compared to his 2009 season, where he only threw for 789 total yards, but Pac-10 conference play will ultimately decide if the quarterback has improved.
4. Steven Threet, Arizona State
Steven Threet and the Arizona State Sun Devils played the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in week two, coming out with a 41-20 win over the FCS in-state rival.
In a game that was nervously close until the fourth quarter, Threet started slow and then regained his composure.
The starting quarterback completed 33 of 49 passes for a 67 percent completion rating, gaining 391 yards and three touchdowns in the process. Threet also threw two interceptions to the FCS team.
The Sun Devils had to rely on Threet's arm throughout the game after being unsuccessful in the running game, hence the high number of passes.
3. Kevin Riley, California
Kevin Riley and the California Golden Bears held an early welcome game to future Pac-10 school Colorado. The Golden Bears beat the Buffaloes with ease, in a 52-7 beating.
Riley had another terrific game in week two, completing 15 of 24 passes for 197 yards and four touchdowns. He also picked up 24 rushing yards in the California-dominated game.
Kevin Riley has also yet to throw an interception on the season.
2. Jake Locker, Washington
The Washington Huskies picked up their first win against Syracuse in a 41-20 defeat at home.
Jake Locker looked much more like a Heisman Trophy candidate in week two, completing 22 of 33 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns.
Locker's 67 percent completion rate was a huge improvement over his 54 percent against BYU in week one.
1. Nick Foles, Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats took on The Citadel at home in Tucson, AZ, in week two. The Wildcats routed the FCS team with a 52-6 win in the desert.
Star quarterback Nick Foles completed 17 of his 22 passes for a 77 percent completion rate, 214 yards and one touchdown.
While Fole's has been constantly consistent in his first two games, he has thrown an interception in each of the two meetings against teams where interceptions should not be an issue.
Foles might be the most underrated quarterback in the Pac-10 thus far, but look for him to do big things for the Wildcats in the remainder of the 2010 season.