With the release of the 2020 Washington State football schedule over the weekend, we knew the projections for the win totals would come shortly after. On Monday, BetOnline released their odds for the Pac-12 season and the Cougs are projected to finish with just two wins on the season - but it could be worse.
The Cougars will alternate home and away games starting November 7th with Oregon State on the road before returning for Oregon. The six game regular season schedule goes on with Stanford, Washington, USC, and California in that order. The Pac-12 will also play a championship week seventh game of the season the weekend of December 18th.
BetOnline sees just two wins this season for the Cougs, that total would put them in 5th in the Pac-12 North with Oregon State finishing in last with 1.5 wins. Oregon is projected 6 wins with Washington and California at 4.5 each, and Stanford at 3.5 to finish out the top four spots in the North.
As for the South they see USC with 5.5 wins followed up by Utah and Arizona State at 4.5, UCLA at 3.5, Colorado with 1.5 and Arizona with just 1 win on the season.
After having a few days to digest the schedule, does the 2 win projection seem like a real possibility?
For a team that’s yet to hold a true practice more than eight months into coach Nick Rolovich’s tenure at the school, Washington State is still fairly hard – no, nearly impossible – to predict this fall.
Two days after the Pac-12’s big schedule announcement, oddsmakers have already started handicapping the truncated, seven-game conference-only season slated to start in approximately one month.
Washington State head football coach Nick Rolovich discusses his first year with the Cougars and the upcoming 2020 campaign.