NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you five teams he thinks could potentially unseat the Ducks as the standard of Pac-12 football. Arizona State, Washington, and UCLA all seem to be on the outside looking in, but they definitely have the potential to become the top programs in the Conference of Champions. USC and Stanford appear to be the main contenders to supplant the Ducks.
Clinton Bell profiles one of the Northwests own, Willie Bloomquist of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Born in Bremerton, WA., but raised in Port Orchard, WA., Bloomquist is a true northwest athlete. Playing his high school ball at South Kitsap High School, Willie was drafted by the Mariners, once in 1996, and again in 1999.