It's again time to look at the top-performing Pac-12 quarterbacks. We'll revisit this ranking each Tuesday. Expect some variation here with each edition, as we'll be judging every individual game performance more heavily than the full season of work:
1. Jake Browning, Washington: Mr. Efficiency was back in action after a bye. The Huskies' 41-17 win over Oregon State was a cakewalk for Browning, who averaged 10.4 yards per attempt. Three more touchdown tosses gave him 26 of those on the season, compared to only two interceptions. The Pac-12 quarterback efficiency rankings aren't even close: Browning leads the way with a 199.6 rating, while second place -- USC’s Sam Darnold -- is way behind at 167.3. Browning also leads all Power 5 quarterbacks in passing efficiency.
2. Luke Falk, Washington State: Games against Oregon State and Arizona come next for Falk, and if they go anything like his 398-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Cougars' 37-32 win over Arizona State, then Washington State will continue on its Apple Cup collision course with Washington. Falk is doing what we expected him to do this year: His 2,511 passing yards are the second-most in the Pac-12. Falk leads the nation in accuracy, completing 72.2 percent of his pass attempts.
3. Davis Webb, California: He leads all Power 5 quarterbacks with 27 touchdown passes this season. Webb tossed five more of those -- and ran for a critical overtime score of his own -- in the Golden Bears' 52-49 triumph over Oregon. His 325 passing yards padded his Pac-12 lead in that category. Webb, a hockey player-turned-quarterback, has maintained Cal's status as a dangerous force in the Pac-12. The Bears still have home games against Washington, Stanford, and UCLA remaining.
4. Justin Herbert, Oregon: There's at least one bright shining light in the midst of a dreary Duck season, and that's this true freshman quarterback. Herbert led Oregon back from a 34-14 deficit late in the third quarter to push Friday night's madness into double overtime. And although it was his interception that ultimately sealed the Ducks' 52-49 loss, nobody could reasonably blame Herbert for defeat after a six-touchdown performance. Oregon has massive issues to address on the defensive side, but the Ducks should at least be breathing easier about their quarterback situation moving forward.
5. Mike Fafaul, UCLA: There are no ideal picks this week for this fifth spot. Fafaul, who again filled in for Josh Rosen in the Bruins' 52-45 loss to Utah, did throw for 464 yards and five touchdowns -- but he also tossed four picks. Still, Fafaul deserves credit for keeping UCLA in the game despite the fact that its defense allowed 360 rushing yards. And since the Bruins mustered only 46 yards of their own on the ground, the backup quarterback's job was doubly difficult.