Inside the Pac-12

May 24, 2010 4:45 PM

Analyzing Phil Steele's All Pac Ten Team (QB's)


Phil Steele released his All Pac Ten Teams for the 2010 season. Teams in the Pac Ten that don't have a talented QB will find it very hard to finish in the top five of the PacTen conference in 2010. Steele has Jake Locker on the first team, Andrew Luck on the 2nd team, Matt Barkley on the 3rd team and Nick Foles on the 4th team. The biggest name that is missing from this list is Oregon's Jeremiah Masoli who is suspended for the entire season. If Masoli were active for the 2010 season he would have been at worst the 2nd best QB in the conference. The suspension of Masoli drops Oregon from competing for a Rose Bowl and a National Championship all the way to the 4th or 5th best team in the Pac Ten. The QB's that Steele listed will have their teams in contention for the Pac Ten Title in 2010.

The four QB's that Steele listed will put their skills on display in some very interesting OOC match-ups. Washington begins the season at BYU on September 4th then the Huskies get Syracuse and Nebraska at home. In what should be viewed as a scrimmage Stanford opens the season against Sacramento State. In week 2 the Cardinal will begin playing good competition when they travel to Los Angeles to play UCLA. Stanford has two impressive OOC opponents in week three and four when Wake Forest travels to Stanford and the Cardinal go to South Bend to play Notre Dame. Without the services of Toby Gerhart a lot of the offensive responsibility will fall on the arm of Andrew Luck. The Trojans open the season at Hawaii, then host Virginia, travel to Minnesota to play a very solid Golden Gopher team and the Fighting Irish travel to the L.A. Coliseum on November 27th. Arizona starts the season at Toledo and then they play the Citadel and Iowa at home. Last season the Wildcats lost 27-17 at Iowa. With the talent that Washington, Stanford, USC and Arizona have at the QB position it is very possible that these teams will not lose more than two OOC games combined.

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