clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Pac-12 Roundtable: Washington Huskies Most Overrated Team In The Conference?

Pac-12 writers believe the Washington Huskies were overrated despite their win over the Stanford Cardinal. Washington had unimpressive performances against LSU and San Diego State and have Oregon and USC upcoming.

Otto Greule Jr - Getty Images

Which Pac-12 team is probably the most overrated at this point?

Avinash Kunnath, California Golden Blogs (Cal) and Pacific Takes: Washington. So the Huskies get two touchdowns off of blown defensive assignments, shut down perhaps the worst quarterback in the Pac-12, and they're suddenly ranked? It was basically the same blueprint Stanford used to beat USC. Washington can prove me wrong if they shock the world these next two weeks, but I need to see way more from them.

Scott Allen, Rule of Tree (Stanford): Washington. The Huskies' defense is undoubtedly improved, but I'm interested to see how they fare against Oregon and USC in the next two games.

Utecentral, Ute Football Central (Utah): I hesitate to select Washington here as I don't thing they are highly overrated at this point, but I'm not convinced that the Huskies are for real even after a really solid performance against Stanford. I want to see another strong game from them and their newly found defense. Will their defense be as tight against better offensive team like Oregon, USC, Arizona and Oregon?

AndyPanda, Building the Dam (Oregon State): We won't really know for a couple more weeks, by which time the schedule is going to expose Arizona St. and Washington as overrated or underrated depending on how they do. After Colorado, the Sun Devils face 4 consecutive games against currently ranked teams, and they haven't faced a complete team yet.

The Huskies have a signature win, but have 3 teams in the top 15 plus a trip to Tucson in the next month, and with an offensive line that's just now learning how to play.

Both have the opportunity before them to prove they are the elite level team they want to be, or prove they are are still far from it.

Meanwhile, unless Josh Nunes can take the next step as the Stanford quarterback, we may find the Cardinal is actually the most overrated.

David Piper, Addicted to Quack (Oregon): Washington. Stanford is not the elite win that people think it is. Washington beat them with really only two offensive plays that did much of anything. They have no running game and the offensive line is a MASH unit. This is a 7-5 type-team, not a top-25 one.

Trevor Wong, Conquest Chronicles (USC): Washington. They barely beat San Diego State at home, got absolutely throttled by LSU and then Sarkisian gets the "big" win to at least temporarily get off the hot seat. Now the Huskies get Oregon in Eugene, USC at home, Arizona on the road and then Oregon State. Let's see if their win against Stanford was for real.

Adam Butler, Pac Hoops and Pacific Takes: It’s so early still and the schedules haven’t balanced themselves out yet. That’s why it’s hard to call ASU the most overrated as they’ve beaten FBS schools with a combined record of 5-9. Unimpressive. Then there’s USC who has failed in their only test to date and hasn’t looked the impressive bully they’ve been expected to be. Stanford was catapulted into the top-10 and swiftly un-wowed us in Seattle. It’s so damn early.

Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Oregon State - I'm not saying that they shouldn't be ranked where they are right now because they definitely should be. I'm just skeptical if they will be able to maintain the level of play they have started out with through the rest of the season. I also think they have had some advantage by only playing three games in the first five weeks.