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1st in Pac 12 - North
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2dTed Miller

Mailbag: Unhappiness from the under-hyped

Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State tripled takeaway production last year (8 in 2014, up to 24 in 2015). It's no coincidence that they also tripled their win total in that span (3 to 9).

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The nation's most improved defenses

Gene Chizik made a big difference in his first season as defensive coordinator at North Carolina. Vanderbilt also improved greatly after Derek Mason took over the defense.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State linebacker Parker Henry said it's pick your poison when facing Oregon's Royce Freeman or Stanford's Christian McCaffrey: "Freeman will give you a headache when he hits you. McCaffrey will make you close your eyes when you have to watch film."

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10dChris Low

College football's 10 unbreakable records

It's true that records are made to be broken, but these 10 might as well be written in ink. But ... if any players or team can come close to breaking them, it's these guys.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

The always entertaining Mike Leach sits down for some TV preview content. Says he still holds to the position that a 64-team playoff is the best way to go. "Football at every other level has a somewhat extended playoff."

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State coach Mike Leach is easily annoyed at media day. Here's his impression of what it's like to be asked what he deems an unworthy question.

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Don't ask Washington State's Mike Leach about the whole Pokemon Go craze. He doesn't even get the obsession with cell phones.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Leach on the worst question he gets asked. "The whole milestone question stuff ... Like everyone is going to relax? We beat that team. Now we don't have to do anything. ... I don't know where the media thinks we find the time to do that stuff."

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Wazzu passing has been elite under Leach

Washington State's Mike Leach is known for his pass-happy offense and dry sense of humor. He brings WR Gabe Marks and LB Parker Henry with him to Pac-12 media days. Full schedule

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Can Huskies live up to expectations?

Washington will arrive at Pac-12 media days on Friday in an unfamiliar position. ESPN's Football Power Index heavily favors the Huskies to win the Pac-12 North.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford was tabbed by the media as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 for the first time in 56 years. Here are the vote totals: North 1. Stanford (24) 186 2. UW (8) 163 3. Oregon (1) 132 4. WSU 112 5. Cal 67 6. Oregon St 33 South 1. UCLA (19) 180 2. USC (12) 173 3. Utah (2) 127 4. Arizona 87 5. Arizona St 85 6. Colorado 63

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12dKevin Gemmell

Media day questions for the Pac-12 North

Heading into Pac-12 media days, some questions facing teams in the North Division are obvious and others really need to be asked.

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Matich: Luke Falk has NFL written all over him

Trevor Matich is impressed with Washington State quarterback Luke Falk and says all of his skills translate to the next level.

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20dStaff

The Pac-12's most critical position battles

Josh Rosen and Christian McCaffrey are all set at UCLA and Stanford, respectively. But the Pac-12 is loaded with contested positions, including five quarterback battles to watch this August.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

There are 22 Pac-12 players on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which was released today. By position: Quarterback (5): Jake Browning, Washington; Luke Falk, Washington State; Josh Rosen, UCLA; Anu Solomon, Arizona; Davis Webb, Cal Running back (5): Royce Freeman, Oregon; Myles Gaskin, Washington; Ronald Jones II, USC; Christian McCaffrey, Stanford; Demario Richard, Arizona State Receiver (2): Gabe Marks, Washington State; JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC Defensive line (4): Kylie Fitts, Utah; Lowell Lotulelei, Utah; Solomon Thomas, Stanford; Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA Linebacker (1): Salamo Fiso, Arizona State; Defensive back (5): Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado; Budda Baker, Washington; Adoree' Jackson, USC; Sidney Jones, Washington; Paul Magloire, Arizona

Team Stats

Passing Yards397.01st
Rushing Yards79.9128th
Points For32.449th
Points Against28.8Tied-83rd