Rich Rodriguez's Arizona Wildcats might have a quarterback situation that hasn't heated up to a Code Red sort of level. Indeed they're still winning, and indeed those victories haven't been against the most steadfast opponents.
In the Associated Press Poll, the Wildcats are 35th, just a spot ahead of last week's No. 36 ranking. Pac-12 rivals Oregon (No. 2), Stanford (No. 5) UCLA (No. 16) and Washington (No. 19) all held steady or made moves up the boards. The USA Today Coaches' Poll tabs Arizona at 31st and just three spots behind rival Arizona State.
Anyway, it's interesting to note that Ohio State, ranked No. 2 in both polls last week, fell a couple spots despite a win. They have a different sort of quarterback issue -- Heisman candidate Braxton Miller hurt his knee, and that put some apprehension into the votes, no doubt.
So at which point with Arizona's quarterback issues spring the same fear, not just among voters but the coaching staff? Already, there's worry about B.J. Denker, reports Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star. But what's behind him? Maybe it'll become a non-issue.
As of now, it's certainly an issue worth investigating further according to the Arizona fans.
|4||Ohio State (1)||2-0||1,327||3|
|Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 64, Michigan State 26, Texas 26, Fresno State 26, Northern Illinois 21, Virginia Tech 15, Brigham Young 14, Georgia Tech 10, Illinois 9, Arizona 9, Penn State 7, Bowling Green 7, Boise State 3, Tennessee 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|3||Ohio St. (2)||2-0||1429||2|
|6||Texas A&M (1)||2-0||1242||7|
|Schools Dropped Out|
|No. 16 Texas (1-1), No. 22 Southern California (1-1).|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Michigan State 74; Fresno State 59; Arizona State 48; Texas 38; Northern Illinois 27; Arizona 21; Brigham Young 18; Arkansas 16; Georgia Tech 12; Virginia Tech 8; Texas Tech 7; Central Florida 6; East Carolina 6; Southern California 5; Bowling Green 3; Illinois 3; Kansas State 3; Boise State 2; Tennessee 2; Utah 2; Utah State 2; Boston College 1; Rutgers 1.|