Washington State Football: Cougars Receivers Ranked #4 by Bleacher Report


Aug 30, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Gabe Marks (84) makes his way onto the field before a game against the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Lisa Horne of Bleacher Report has released her post Spring receivers rankings for the Pac-12 Conference and Washington State is right near the top of the list at No. 4. Above them are No. 3 Oregon, No. 2 Washington and No. 1 USC.

Don’t let the girl thing fool you, Lisa Horne is a great sports columnist for both the Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences, and as much a football junkie as any man, including receiving several end-of-the-year votes for awards such as the Heisman and Lott trophies. Here is what she had to say about WSU’s receivers before the full list below.

  • #1: USC
  • #2: Washington
  • #3: Oregon
  • #4: Washington State
  • #5: Oregon State
  • #6: UCLA
  • #7: Utah
  • #8: Stanford
  • #9: Arizona
  • #10: Arizona State
  • #11: Cal
  • #12: Colorado

At first glance this is a solid list. Although the Cougar’s passing game is probably second to USC’s overall, it’s tough to argue against Marquise Lee, Seferian Jenkins and De’Anthony Thomas at the top, followed by the depth of the Washington State and Oregon State groups. I think Arizona has a case to move up and Utah/Stanford might not be even as good as that. After losing Allen, Cal is definitely not very good and Colorado, until proven otherwise is most definitely right where they belong.

I do think Gabe Marks will end up an All-Conference receiver and the addition of Vince Mayle is as good as having Marquess Wilson in the lineup, which might bump WSU up the list. The problem is finding someone to bump off and that’s not easy. Regardless, it’s never too early to start thinking about this stuff is it?

What do you think Cougs, are we ranked correctly here? Sound off in the comments section below.

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