Which team disappointed the most?
Avinash Kunnath, Pacific Takes & California Golden Blogs (Cal): As for disappointing, I guess Arizona State. They're fading to the finish, and although there are definite signs of improvement between this year and last, their record might not be all that different. They've hit the tough part of their schedule, and they're having trouble moving the football and keeping the offense going.
James Cella, Ute Football Central (Utah): Utah and Arizona State. After a fast start, national rankings and starting off 5-1, they have lost four straight and looking very ordinary at 5-5. As a Utah fan I'd take that over an embarrassing and baffling 4-6 campaign that culminated with a loss at Washington where the Utes finished with 55 yards passing. 55 yards! Next season, beware of where they media ranks your team going into the season. Utah was ranked #3 from the top, not from the bottom as they should have been.
Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam (Oregon State): Oregon St. Their old bugaboo of showing up for road games and seemingly being totally taken by surprise by what their opponent did is back, and its cost them 2 games in 3 weeks. After what happened against Washington, and with a possible Rose Bowl trip at stake, I didn't think they would be dominated early by a team that they know, and whom didn't do anything other than what everyone expected them to.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Arizona State. It looked like the Sun Devils were going to have a chance to catch a hungover USC team and maybe pull off an upset, but they simply couldn't follow through. The Trojans looked justifiably tired from last week, especially their defense, but the Sun Devils couldn't muster much on offense.
PacHoops & Pacific Takes: I've got to say Arizona State but more for their body of work in their past four as opposed to explicitly their last game. And I feel like the ASU game embodied their season. There they were, in it to the half until things fell apart. This was a dynamic offense for a good chunk of time but hasn't quite been clicking the way they once were through their admittedly easier top half of their schedule.,