Based on the hype surrounding the Arizona Wildcats back in the preseason, it wouldn’t have been surprising to see several players—offensively and defensively—be in the running for all-conference honors.
But at the midway point of the 2018 season, with Arizona at 3-4 and looking very much like a team that won’t be bowling in December, the individual accolades aren’t pouring in. In fact, they’re barely trickling.
Case in point: Pro Football Focus released its midseason All-Pac-12 team on Wednesday, identifying the league’s best (in terms of game grades) players at each position through the first seven weeks of the season. All told, 48 players were named.
Arizona has just one such mention, for sophomore Colin Schooler, who was one of three linebackers listed on the second team for defense.
Every other Pac-12 school had at least two players make PFF’s teams including UCLA, Arizona’s opponent on Saturday. The Bruins got tight end Caleb Wilson on the second team offense and safety Adarius Pickett on the second team defense.
Oregon, Utah and Washington State each had seven players get recognized, with Washington close behind at six.