Pac-10 2010 Predictions

Pac-10 logo Countless polls abound in college football.  While some may be more respected and legitimate than others, it’s fun to look at them all.  In this blog entry I have posted nine preseason polls from various sources including Athlon, The Sporting News, Phil Steel, Orlando Sentinel, PreSnap, Rivals, Pac-10 Media Poll, Bob Condotta, and the Coaches and AP Polls.  You’ll notice I often include Utah and Colorado in light gray to give you a feel of where they would fit in to the conference.


Athlon ranks UW sixth in Pac-10

1, USC, 12-1, 8-1
2, Oregon, 10-2, 7-2
3, Oregon State, 8-4, 6-3
4, Stanford, 8-4, 5-4
5, Arizona, 7-5, 5-4
6, Washington, 7-5, 5-4
7, Cal, 7-5, 4-5
8, UCLA, 5-7, 2-7
9, Arizona State, 4-8, 2-7
10, Washington State, 1-11, 0-9


The Sporting News Ranks Huskies 25th

Oregon (11),
Oregon State (15),
USC (16),
Washington (25),
Arizona (35),
UCLA (46),
Stanford (51),
California (62),
Arizona State (97),
Washington State (not in top 100).


Phil Steele ranks the top 30 teams

8. USC
10. Oregon
25. Arizona


Orlando Sentinel Ranks all 120 NCAA Teams

13. USC
15. Stanford
19. Arizona
29. Oregon
31. Washington
33. Oregon State
35. Utah
42. California
60. Arizona St.
61. UCLA
89. Colorado
112. WSU


Pre-Snap Ranks NCAA

8. Oregon
15. USC
17. Utah 
22. Oregon State
25. Stanford
35. California
40. UCLA
46. Arizona
52. Washington
81. Colorado
89. Arizona State
110. WSU


Rivals Top 120 countdown

4. Oregon
12. USC
22. Oregon State
26. Utah
33. Stanford
36. Washington
38. Cal
48. Arizona
50. Colorado
63. UCLA
69. Arizona State
99. WSU


Official Pac-10 Media Poll

1, Oregon (15)
2, USC (12)
3, Oregon State (3)
4, Stanford (1)
5, Arizona (2)
6, Washington (1)
7, Cal
8, UCLA (1)
9, Arizona State
10, Washington State


Bob Condotta

1. Oregon
2. USC
3. Oregon State
4. Washington
5. Stanford
6. Arizona
7. Cal
8. UCLA
9. Arizona State
10. WSU


Coaches Poll

11. Oregon
22. Oregon State
24. Utah
29. Arizona
32. Stanford
36. Washington
42. Arizona State
43. California

UCLA and WSU did not receive votes


AP Poll

11. Oregon
14. USC
24. Oregon State
27. Stanford
28. Utah
35. Arizona
39. Washington

UCLA, Arizona State, Cal, and WSU did not receive votes

What does this all mean?

The average ranking of Washington is 5.6 out of the 10 current Pac-10 teams.  In other words, Washington is picked to finish fifth or sixth in the conference.  However, these rankings include USC which for the next two years is not bowl eligible.  This would mean, as far as bowls are concerned, Washington is picked to finish fourth or fifth making it a reasonably good bet that the Huskies will be playing in late December.

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