Washington State Cougars | Pac-12 (North)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+3750), Win Conference (+10000)
SSA Model Pick: None
With only 10 starers back everyone is forecasting a down year for Leach and the Cougars. This team was close to making the Pac-12 title game in 2016, but should finish in the bottom half of the North this season.

Win Total Analysis
6.5 wins (+105/-125)
SSA Model Pick: Under (Medium Confidence)
A soft non-conference schedule has you thinking the Cougars will go over .500 this season. But this program doesn’t recruit at a high level and the lack of experience on this roster is going to be a problem. The departure of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch was a big loss as well. Six wins is most likely and a six win season means the under will hit.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 76.9
Coach: Mike Leach
Returning Starters: 10
National Ranking: 60
Coach Ranking: 33
Talent Ranking: 46

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 2%
Div Win Prob: 4%
Projected Record: 5.8 – 6.2
Conference Record: 3.3 – 5.7

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ Wyoming63%
Sat, Sep 8SJSU92%
Sat, Sep 15EWU96%
Fri, Sep 21@ USC19%
Sat, Sep 29Utah36%
Sat, Oct 6@ Oregon St71%
Sat, Oct 20Oregon36%
Sat, Oct 27@ Stanford17%
Sat, Nov 3Cal46%
Sat, Nov 10@ CU45%
Sat, Nov 17AZ44%
Fri, Nov 23UW19%