Currently Washington State's record is 5-5 with their best win (win over highest currently ranked opponent) was a 10-7 victory over currently #34 ranked USC. WSU's worst game (loss to the lowest currently ranked opponent) was a 17-55 loss to currently #39 ranked Stanford. In fact all five losses are to teams ranked in the top third of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Hence, Washington State beats teams that they should (Southern Utah, Idaho and California) and some they should not (USC and Arizona) - which makes Washington State an interesting team to watch for in terms of productivity over the next few years given Leach's contract extension. The Cougars are currently ranked as the #86 team in overall productivity with the #71 ranked offense and the #96 ranked defense. WSU has played against a strength of schedule (SOS) of 54.90 which is "tougher" than the average schedule to date for the "league" to date. A teams SOS is "tougher" if it is between one and two standard deviations lower than the average "league" SOS, which is currently the case.
Mike Leach's first season as head football coach of the Washington State Cougars resulted in a 3-9 record. Washington State defeated in-state rival #59 ranked Washington 31-28 and was their best victory of the season. The Cougars worst game was a 34-35 loss to #123 ranked University of Colorado. WSU was the #113 ranked team in terms of overall productivity with again the #117 ranked offense and the #89 ranked defense against an average SOS.