Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Who will have a more successful NFL Career

This year’s 2015 NFL Draft condundrum–Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota?

Winston–Heisman trophy winner. Strong arm. Said to be a good leader on the field. Questionable decision maker on (interceptions) and off the field (alleged sexual assault, crab legs stealer).

Mariota–Heisman trophy winner. Smart. Solid arm and good scrambling ability. Humble leader. Can he translate his talents though from running the Oregon spread system to the NFL?

And that last question on Mariota is why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Winston as the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft in Chicago. And if you believe the latest rumors, Mariota will follow at No. 2 if the Browns give up two first round picks to Tennessee to move up. A few years from now however, Browns management may be needing to “duck” out-of-town for mortgaging the future on a system QB.

If it came down to selecting on character there is no doubt Mariota would be the pick. I met and interviewed him two years ago at Pac-12 Football Media Day. Not a great interview, but you could tell he was a good kid. Smart yet confidently quiet. The type of guy you would have no problem allowing your daughter to date.  Running a quick passing, limited decision-making, scrambling, spread offensive system he was a winner.  But that was in college.

Unfortunately history dictates spread quarterbacks don’t fare as well at the NFL level. This goes back to some of the first to emerge and become highly drafted spread QB’s such as Andre Ware and David Klingler. Both failed miserably. In recent years the most successful spread QB’s include Cam Newton (Panthers), Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and Alex Smith (Chiefs). You can say they are solid but not QB’s that you would expect to lead their franchises to regular Super Bowl titles. Those that have been underwhelming or failed of late include the likes Robert Griffin III (Redskins), Blaine Gabbert (Niners, formerly Jaguars) and Brandon Weeden (Cowboys, formerly Browns).

Quarterbacks coming from colleges that run more conventional offensive systems clearly have shown greater success over the years. Andrew Luck (Colts), Russell Wison (Seahawks), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Joe Flacco (Ravens), Matthew Stafford (Lions) and Nick Foles (Rams, formerly Eagles) have all outshined their spread counterparts.

So who will have a more successful NFL career? History dictates it will be Winston. If, and it’s a big if, he can stay out of trouble off the field.  He is the best trained to become a franchise quarterback. Doesn’t mean Mariota won’t have success–just means he has a steeper uphill climb.

If it was up to me, I would choose neither. Too many questions for both to put the future of one’s franchise upon their shoulders.

Putting the Pac-12 Football Programs In Tiers

On Tuesday’s edition of the radio show I cohost, Gunther and Graham on 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City, we talked with San Jose Mercury News Pac-12 columnist Jon Wilner. During that interview he mentioned that Washington was in the second tier of the Pac-12 and that Steve Sarkisian needs to take the program up into the first tier to keep his job long term. That sparked an idea to create and place the Pac-12 programs in tiers.

In all I created four tiers and listed all the Pac-12 football programs appropriately:

TIER 1: (National Championship contenders; regular appearances in the top 10)

-Oregon: The Ducks clearly are considered an elite program with nine winning seasons and three Pac-12 titles in the past 10 years including an appearance in the BCS Championship game.

-Stanford: The Cardinal has become a regular top 10 program doing it the old school way.

-USC: Despite last year’s disappointing season the Trojans have six Pac-12 titles in the last 10 years and is still regularly considered the leagues most talented program.

TIER 2: (Pac-12 league title contenders)

-UCLA: This is a school that clearly gets talent but hasn’t seemed to have the coach to corral it all with great results on the field. With Jim Mora it appears they have finally found their guy.

-Oregon State: After a couple down years Mike Riley has the Beavers back on the upswing.

-Washington: After leading the Huskies to three straight winning seasons Sarkisian is under pressure to take the program to the first tier.

TIER 3: (Middle of the pack, average teams in the Pac-12)

-Arizona State: Another program that is considered to have talent but has posted just five winning seasons in the last 10 years. Year one was good to Todd Graham. Curious to see if he can sustain it.

-Arizona: Wildcat fans are putting their faith in Rich Rodriguez to get this program into a higher tier and the hope to one day win a Rose Bowl.

-California: Under Jeff Tedford, the Golden Bears posted eight winning seasons including one Pac-12 championship in the last 10 seasons. Definitely enough to warrant at least a Tier 2 designation. Problem is Tedford is gone and now the program begins to rebuild under Sonny Dykes.

TIER 4: (Schools with limited hope to contend in the Pac-12 in the near future)

-Utah: After going 7-5 in year one of a down conference, the Utes went backwards in year two and have yet to post a signature league win (have failed to even post a victory over a Pac-12 team with a winning record). Add in that they will finally have to play Oregon and Stanford after being left off the schedule the first two seasons it will take time for the Utes to move into a higher tier.

-Washington State: With only one season with a winning record in the past 10, I’m not sure even Mike Leach can get this program to respectability.

-Colorado: Entering their third season the Buffaloes are already on their second head coach. Like Utah, it will take time to build.

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 14

It’s the Week 14 and final regular season edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU plus Utah State. For those wondering why BYU and Utah State are in this poll, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice things up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! This week we were all in agreement with the poll below and honor our new No. 1 team heading into the Pac-12 Championship game with a few pic’s of their cheerleaders. Why they are dressed in Wonder Woman uniforms that’s for you to decide. Enjoy!

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:

1. STANFORD (2): David Shaw loses one of the top QB’s in college football and still leads his team to the Pac-12 South title and a chance at the championship. Deserving of the league’s coach of the year honors.

2. OREGON (3): A missed overtime field goal against Stanford keeps the Ducks from the national championship game. Don’t feel too bad–they’ll still be in a BCS bowl.

3. UCLA (1): After a reporter basically accused Jim Mora of throwing the season finale against Stanford to play them again in the title game a dominant win would make you wonder.

4. OREGON STATE (4): Even though they lost to the Ducks, only three L’s this season is a huge accomplishment. Oh wait, they still have to play Nicholls state. Like I said…

5. USC (5): A 7-5 record puts Lane Kiffin squarely on the hot seat.

6. ARIZONA STATE (9): Devils end the regular season on a high note with a comeback win over arch rival Arizona.

7. UTAH STATE (7): WAC champs, BCS ranked, 20th in the AP poll, Potato Bowl bound–it was quite the year. Now will Gary Andersen be coaching a true Pac-12 team in this poll next year?

8. ARIZONA (6): Disappointing loss to the Devils in the season finale but still an impressive first year for Rich Rodriguez making this team bowl eligible.

9. WASHINGTON (8): How do you beat Stanford and Oregon State but lose to Washington State?

10. UTAH (10): Without kick returner Reggie Dunn this team may have only three wins this year.

11. BYU (11): The Cougars finally have a quarterback in James Lark. Uh, if Riley Nelson is healthy he will start the bowl game? Scratch that previous sentence.

12. CAL (12): Coaching search continues. A landing spot for Utah State’s Gary Andersen?

13. WASHINGTON STATE (14): Cougars beat their rival and already rumors of Mike Leach leaving? Did anyone look to see he finished 3-9 this year?

14. COLORADO (13): Buffaloes fire Jon Embree after just two years and then let him hold an emotional press conference just before the AD is to speak. Yeah, not so bright.

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 13

It’s the Week 13 edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU plus Utah State. For those wondering why BYU and Utah State are in this poll, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice things up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! This week we have a new No.1 for the first time since the beginning of the year so we honor the UCLA Bruins with a pic of their “sassy” cheerleaders.

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:

1. UCLA (2): The Pac-12 South Champ moves up holding on to beat USC.

2. STANFORD (3): The Cardinal knocks off the new school Oregon Ducks with old school football and now is just one win away against UCLA for playing in the Pac-12 title game.

3. OREGON (1): Ducks 13-game winning streak comes to an end as well as most likely their BCS title game hopes.

4. OREGON STATE (5): Beavers blowout Cal with hopes this week they can beat their arch rival the Ducks.

5. USC (4): After suffering another loss and a injury Matt Barkley wishes he would have went into the NFL draft as opposed to returning another year.

6. ARIZONA (7): Running back Ka’Deem Carey continues to roll up the yards with 204 against Utah.

7. UTAH STATE (8): Aggies reach the AP Top 25 for the first time in 51 years with the overtime win over Louisiana Tech. Now will they be able to keep their coach?

8. WASHINGTON (6): Huskies blew out a horrible Colorado team and should do the same to their rival Washington State Saturday.

9. ARIZONA STATE (9): Devils snap a four game losing streak but it was just WSU.

10. UTAH (11): For the first time in 10 years the Utes fail to become bowl eligible.

11. BYU (10): San Jose State is better this year but still no excuse for BYU to lose to the Spartans.

12. CAL (12): A 3-9 season results in the end of the Jeff Tedford era.

13. COLORADO (13): Now the Jon Embry job watch is on.

14. WASHINGTON STATE (14): Now the whether Mike Leach abused his players watch is on.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. UCLA
2. STANFORD
3. OREGON
4. OREGON STATE
5. USC
6. ARIZONA
7. UTAH STATE
8. WASHINGTON
9. ARIZONA STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. UCLA
2. OREGON
3. STANFORD
4. USC
5. OREGON STATE
6. ARIZONA
7. UTAH STATE
8. WASHINGTON
9. ARIZONA STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 12

It’s the Week 12 edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU plus Utah State. For those wondering why BYU and Utah State are in this poll, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice things up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! In honor of UCLA’s blowout win over Arizona we honor them with their cheerleaders.

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Curious to see if the Ducks roll through another credible opponent in Stanford.

2. UCLA (2): A win over SC and they claim the Pac-12 South just like they did a year ago. This year though it would be legit.

3. STANFORD (3): Can the Cardinal physical style pound and slow down the Ducks? Probably not.

4. USC (5): Disappointing season by SC standards will get worse with a loss to arch rival UCLA.

5. OREGON STATE (4): Coming off the Stanford loss the Beavers look to recover against Cal.

6. WASHINGTON (6): Huskies should post their fourth straight win Saturday at Colorado.

7. ARIZONA (8): When you have a running back in Ka’Deem Carey running for 366 yards like he did against Colorado typically that means you win.

8. UTAH STATE (9): Aggies battle La Tech for the WAC title which should be a crazy, exciting game. Too bad the only way to watch it is via your computer.

9. ARIZONA STATE (7): Sun Devils take on WSU trying to snap a four game losing streak and become bowl eligible.

10. BYU (11): BYU moves up one over Utah due to better play on defense.

11. UTAH (10): A loss to Arizona and Utah will miss a bowl game for the first time in 10 years.

12. CAL (12): The Cal AD says she’ll meet with Jeff Tedford immediately after this season finale versus Oregon State. Can you say “see ya!”

13. COLORADO (13): Some reports in Denver say Jon Embree will get one more year. Pretty amazing considering how bad this program is.

14. WASHINGTON STATE (14): First losing, now controversy surrounds Mike Leach once again. Curious to see how they’ll respond versus ASU.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. UCLA
3. STANFORD
4. USC
5. OREGON STATE
6. WASHINGTON
7. ARIZONA
8. ARIZONA STATE
9. UTAH STATE
10. BYU
11. UTAH
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. UCLA
3. STANFORD
4. USC
5. OREGON STATE
6. WASHINGTON
7. ARIZONA
8. ARIZONA STATE
9. UTAH STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 11

It’s the Week 11 edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU plus Utah State. For those wondering why BYU and Utah State are in this poll, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice things up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! In honor of UCLA’s blowout win over Arizona we honor them with their cheerleaders.

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:

1. OREGON (Last Week-1): 62 points and 730 yards at USC? This team is putting up video game numbers. I feel bad for what they are going to do against Cal.

2. UCLA (4): A lot of attention is put on the Bruins offense for putting up 66 points on Arizona but how about the defense holding the Wildcats high powered attack to just 10.

3. STANFORD (2): Kevin Hogan led the Cardinal over Colorado with his arm and feet. Much stiffer test Saturday versus Oregon State.

4. OREGON STATE (3): Despite a shaky start Cody Vaz took control of the starters job after leading the Beavers to a win over ASU.

5. USC (6): What was expected to be a National Championship contending team now is fighting to just win the Pac-12 South.

6. WASHINGTON (8): Huskies get the win at Cal and now return home versus Utah where they are 4-1.

7. ARIZONA STATE (7): Sun Devils reeling with three straight losses. Most likely four after they play at USC Saturday.

8. ARIZONA (5): After being embarrassed by UCLA the Wildcats can cure their ills against lowly Colorado.

9. UTAH STATE (9): Aggies continue to roll posting eight wins for the first time in 38 years.

10. UTAH (10): Utes roll for their second straight win. We’ll get a better handle if they have cured all their ills this Saturday when they play at Washington.

11. BYU (11): Cougars chance of moving up in this poll limited by the inferior competition they play the rest of the way.

12. CAL (12): Bears are going to miss a bowl game for the second time in three years.

13. COLORADO (13): It can’t get any lower as the Buffaloes suffer their first home shutout loss in 26 years versus Stanford.

14. WASHINGTON STATE (14): Looking more and more like Mike Leach’s team will go winless in the Pac-12 this season.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. UCLA
3. STANFORD
4. OREGON STATE
5. USC
6. WASHINGTON
7. ARIZONA
8. ARIZONA STATE
9. UTAH STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. UCLA
3. STANFORD
4. USC
5. OREGON STATE
6. WASHINGTON
7. ARIZONA
8. ARIZONA STATE
9. UTAH STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 10

It’s the Week 10 edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU plus Utah State. For those wondering why BYU and Utah State are in this poll, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice things up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! Since Utah got their first Pac-12 win their cheerleaders are featured this week. Enjoy!

1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Maybe a win over USC will help the Ducks finally move up in the BCS standings.

2. STANFORD (5): After wins over Cal and Washington State the Cardinal complete the soft part of their league schedule playing at Colorado.

3. OREGON STATE (3): Sean Mannion returns to throw four interceptions in the loss to Washington. Now Cody Vaz returns to start against ASU.

4. UCLA (4): Bruins have recovered from a bad loss to Cal to win two straight with a legitimate shot at the Pac-12 South title.

5. ARIZONA (7): Wildcats have won two straight since the bye week including the upset over USC. Big game Saturday at UCLA.

6. USC (2): Trojans take a tumble after losing to Arizona. Can earn some respect back with a win over the Ducks.

7. ARIZONA STATE (6): Sun Devils have lost two straight. Things not getting any easier playing the next two on the road against Oregon State and USC.

8. WASHINGTON (10): After getting blown out by Arizona the Huskies beat Oregon State. They should beat Cal Saturday but who knows which team will show up.

9. UTAH STATE (8): Aggies continue to roll but winning over the Texas-San Antonio’s of the world doesn’t white stack up in this poll.

10. UTAH (11): Even though it was Cal the Utes finally put together a complete game

11. BYU (12): It took nine games but the Cougars finally figured out what they should do to win games–that’s run the ball.

12. CAL (9): Has this team quit on Jeff Tedford?

13. COLORADO (13): Can the Pac-12 possibility trade Colorado for say Utah State the rest of the season?

14. WASHINGTON STATE (14): Mike Leach apparently one-worded reporters this week on his conference call. Wondering if one of those words was “Arrrggghhhh!”

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. UCLA
3. STANFORD
4. OREGON STATE
5. ARIZONA
6. USC
7. ARIZONA STATE
8. WASHINGTON
9. UTAH STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:
1. OREGON
2. STANFORD
3. UCLA
4. ARIZONA
5. USC
6. ARIZONA STATE
7. OREGON STATE
8. WASHINGTON
9. UTAH STATE
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. CAL
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State–Week 8

It’s the Week 8 edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU with a new twist. Since 1320 KFAN is Powered By the Fans enough people asked us to add in Utah State–so we did. Welcome to the Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State! For those wondering why, our radio show Gunther and Graham originates in Salt Lake City so we include the local teams to spice it up. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! In honor of the Aggies debut in the poll we introduce you to one of their cheerleaders. Enjoy!

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU PLUS UTAH STATE:

1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Ducks get their biggest test to date taking on Arizona State but their defense should lead them to the win.

2. USC (2): Trojans haven’t been blowing teams off the field. That should change Saturday versus Colorado.

3. OREGON STATE (4): Another road win, and a bunch of double-double’s for the team. After beating BYU, Mike Riley’s upstart Beavers return home against the struggling Utes.

4. ARIZONA STATE (3): Todd Graham’s program can take a huge step up by just being competitive with the Ducks.

5. UCLA (6): Bruins will take the bye week to focus on getting their offense rolling again.

6. STANFORD (5): Cardinal has to put their controversial loss behind them to take on arch rival Cal.

7. WASHINGTON (8): The Huskies probably pleased to face the unranked Wildcats after playing ranked teams Stanford, Oregon and USC in consecutive weeks.

8. ARIZONA (7): Wildcats feel the same after playing the same three teams in a row. Makes for an intriguing matchup between the two.

9. UTAH STATE (NR): Our listeners demanded it so here you go! The Aggies make their debut at No. 9 in the Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU Plus Utah State.

10. CAL (10): With the last two games against Oregon and Oregon State Saturday’s matchup with Stanford is a must win to have a chance to eventually become bowl eligible.

11. UTAH (9): Every game is already a must win for Utah. Their best shot is to remember to give the ball to John White.

12. BYU (11): Another big game playing at Notre Dame. Expect another loss with “Captain Chaos” Riley Nelson as the quarterback.

13. COLORADO (12): With USC on the schedule this week and Oregon next can the Buffaloes at least keep the combined point total under 100? Probably not.

14. WASHINGTON STATE (13): Wonder if Mike Leach will use the bye week to summon Captain Jack Sparrow to help his Cougars.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. OREGON STATE
3. USC
4. ARIZONA STATE
5. UCLA
6. STANFORD
7. ARIZONA
8. WASHINGTON
9. UTAH STATE
10. CAL
11. UTAH
12. BYU
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. USC
3. ARIZONA STATE
4. OREGON STATE
5. UCLA
6. STANFORD
7. WASHINGTON
8. ARIZONA
9. CAL
10. USU
11. UTAH
12. BYU
13. COLORADO
14. WASHINGTON STATE

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU: Week 7

It’s the week seven edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU. For those wondering, BYU is included due to the fact they should always be linked to Utah and that is the conference they really should be in. Plus an independent poll would consist of just four teams. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers!

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:

1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Ducks continue to roll averaging 52 points per game.

2. USC (3): Down 14-0 early to Utah, SC kicks it into gear and looks like the team we expected to see.

3. ARIZONA STATE (4): Coming off a bye the Sun Devils play at Colorado. Easy win unless they overlook them for USC.

4. OREGON STATE (2): The Beavers already solid defense will have to step it up another notch to compensate for the loss of QB Sean Mannion.

5. STANFORD (7): Didn’t think the Cardinal offense could score 54 points but then again it was against Arizona’s nonexistent defense. Clashes with Notre Dame Saturday.

6. UCLA (5): When you commit six turnovers like they did against Cal you will lose.

7. ARIZONA (8): Same old story for the Wildcats. They can score points (37 per game) but they also give them up (32.7per game).

8. WASHINGTON (6): Tough stretch for the Huskies going from the Ducks to the Trojans.

9. UTAH (9): Will the Utes turn to a freshman QB to get them out of the doldrums?

10. CAL (11): Finally things go right for Cal in the win over UCLA. Same should happen Saturday against Washington State.

11. BYU (10): Riley Nelson returns at QB with the inexcusable injury to Taysom Hill. Did he learn not to turn the ball over in his time off?

12. COLORADO (12): When teams are outscoring you 39.2 to 21.6 you’re not good.

13. WASHINGTON STATE (13): Mike Leach called some of his seniors “empty corpses.” Classic.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. USC
3. OREGON STATE
4. ARIZONA STATE
5. STANFORD
6. UCLA
7. ARIZONA
8. WASHINGTON
9. UTAH
10. BYU
11. CAL
12. COLORADO
13. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. USC
3. ARIZONA STATE
4. OREGON STATE
5. UCLA
6. ARIZONA
7. WASHINGTON
8. STANFORD
9. CAL
10. UTAH
11. BYU
12. COLORADO
13. WASHINGTON STATE :

Pac-12 Power Poll Plus BYU: Week 6

It’s the week six edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU. For those wondering BYU is included due to the fact they should always be linked to Utah and that is the conference they should really be in. Plus an independent poll would consist of just four teams. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! Enjoy a Washington Huskies cheerleader.

PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:

1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Ducks offense is fourth in scoring at over 52 points per game. The improved defense is 34th. A combination that could put them in the national title game when it’s all said and done.

2. USC (3): USC’s offense is ranked sixth in the Pac-12. Lower than anyone expected.

3. OREGON STATE (4): Beavers keep winning which means the team continues to chow down on In-N-Out Double-Doubles!

4. ARIZONA STATE (5): If the season ended today Will Sutton would be the defensive player of the year.

5. UCLA (6): Bruins bounce back from Oregon State loss with a win over Colorado. Meanwhile for fun Jim Mora Jr. yells and throws members of his own sports information department out of practice.

6. WASHINGTON (8): After knocking off Stanford can the Huskies pull off even a bigger upset Saturday over Oregon? Not likely.

7. STANFORD (2): How much do the Cardinal miss Andrew Luck? Stanford’s passing offense is ranked 98th in the country.

8. ARIZONA (7): With the last two losses already to ranked Oregon and Oregon State the Wildcats brutally tough schedule continues playing ranked Stanford.

9. UTAH (9): Will the Utes finally play up to their potential? Even if they do against USC there is still no guarantee it will be enough to win.

10. BYU (10): If the Cougars continue to start Taysom Hill then they could climb back up this poll. If Riley Nelson returns they may drop.

11. CAL (11): Jeff Tedford’s seat is starting to get very warm.

12. COLORADO (12): Buffaloes return to their losing ways.

13. WASHINGTON STATE (13): The Cougars at least hung with Oregon for a half.

KEVIN GRAHAM’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. OREGON STATE
3. USC
4. ARIZONA STATE
5. UCLA
6. WASHINGTON
7. STANFORD
8. ARIZONA
9. UTAH
10. BYU
11. CAL
12. COLORADO
13. WASHINGTON STATE

KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON
2. USC
3. ARIZONA STATE
4. OREGON STATE
5. UCLA
6. WASHINGTON
7. STANFORD
8. ARIZONA
9. UTAH
10. BYU
11. CAL
12. COLORADO
13. WASHINGTON STATE