Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Poll: Who's your first-team QB?
By Kevin Gemmell
Ted posed an interesting question in Monday's Weekend Rewind post, asking which quarterback would make the first-team all-conference squad.
And when one your Pac-12 bloggers asks a good question, that means we can make it into a poll.
So your Tuesday question for this week, based on what you've seen so far through the first four weeks of the season, which quarterback is on track to be first-team All-Pac-12? We're going alphabetically, and your options are the five quarterbacks who rank in the top five in the conference in efficiency. Worth noting, also, that four of the five players on this list are either freshmen or sophomores.
Matt Barkley: The preseason frontrunner leads in the conference in touchdowns, but is just fifth in efficiency. But with the wide receivers he's got, the numbers have to get better. Don't they?
Brett Hundley: The UCLA redshirt freshman is certainly raw, but he's shown to be a quick study in learning the offense. He's third in touchdowns six yards behind Matt Scott for most passing yards. He's also third in efficiency.
Taylor Kelly: ASU's new starter has been the most statistically efficient quarterback through the first quarter of the season. He has six touchdowns to two interceptions and is the only Pac-12 quarterback completing at least 70 percent of his passes.
Sean Mannion: A pretty nice two-game start for Mannion, who leads the conference in passing yards per game at 327.5. He's got two quality wins against ranked opponents and sits fourth in efficiency, completing 66.2 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and one interception.
Marcus Mariota: Only Barkley has more passing touchdowns than Mariota who checks in with 10 on the year and ranks second in efficiency. He's completing almost 70 percent of his throws and has just two interceptions.