In this two-week series, Rivals.com is taking a look at the high school football talent in rival regions - breaking down the best prospects, best teams and giving our vote for which area is superior.
TODAY'S MATCHUP: Western Oregon vs. Western Washington
The Case for Western Oregon
It is an especially weak year in Oregon for quarterbacks since none are listed with an offer in the Rivals.com database.
Thomas Tyner, a 2013 running back with star power, is probably the top player in the backfield since he's a track star and the Aloha standout already lists offers from Oregon, Oregon State and Washington.
The offensive line has two standouts in four-star Oregon State pledge Isaac Seumalo, one of the top players at his position this summer at numerous camps, and 2013 standout Evan Voeller, who already had an offer from Washington.
Athlete Cedric Dozier is another four-star recruit for Washington.
Defensive line is one of the weakest positions in the state of Washington. BYU commit Sawyer Powell and Washington State pledge Jordan Pulu lead the way at linebacker but it's not a standout position. Defensive back is a little underrated with three-star Jayshawn Jordan standing out the most.
Washington has much more talent, especially on offense: two outstanding quarterbacks, a standout running back, some solid options at receiver and tight end, and one of the best offensive lines in the entire country. Washington's defense surely has some holes but more talent resides in that state at key positions.
It could be all of Oregon versus King County, Washington, and the results would be the same: the best teams in the Pacific Northwest are in Washington. Being able to have Bellevue (Wash.) High, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline, Bothell (Wash.) High could be enough to win the debate but including teams as far south as Federal Way and Auburn to go with Issaquah and Renton would beat the best in Oregon. Portland (Ore.) Jesuit, Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon and Aloha (Ore.) High all are receiving national rankings consideration, but the fact remains the best in Washington would dictate play to those in Oregon.