Ranking The Pac-12 Football Coaches

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Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen reacts against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

7. Chris Petersen, Washington Huskies

Record: 8-6 at Washington, 100-18 overall

For his first season in the Pac-12 Conference, Chris Petersen did not do too bad. He also did not do great, yet it was enough to maintain third in the North Division were it seems no team is going to break into the top two with Oregon and Stanford occupying those spots. If Petersen wants to really show that he can successfully coach in a Power 5 conference then he needs to beat the Ducks or Cardinal (preferably both) and needs to stay consistent throughout the year.

It also says something about what Petersen wants at UW. He is trying to change the culture in Seattle (that is noted by the many suspensions and players he released from the team in his inaugural season). Though Petersen had to deal with many off-field issues, it shows he is developing something with the Huskies. Now that it seems he is getting the players and attitudes he needs, things could be very good for the Huskies with Petersen in charge.