As the Pac-12 football season continues, we will collect more and more information which enables us to see which offenses are the most efficient. How efficient an offense is can be elusive, at least in a smaller sample size.
We need more games and data points to understand which offenses are truly making the cut in terms of offensive efficiency. What also matters is that offenses perform when they need to, in crunch-time situations and in close games. Being inefficient when leading by 20 points is not really inefficient, at least not with the same level of consequence as in other situations when the game is closer.
Let's look at Pac-12 offensive efficiency leaders (and the teams which lag behind the best) after Week 5:
Oct 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) throws a complete pass to back Travis Dye (26) against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first half at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
90.5 offensive efficiency rating
83.2 offensive efficiency rating
OREGON STATE BEAVERS
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS
WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS
Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire