Pacific Takes Pac-12 Power Rankings 11/21: Ducks take back top spot in North

Steve Dykes

Each week we rank the Pac-12 based on voting from Pac-12 fans.

North

1. Oregon 9-1 6-1 (#2 last week)

Well... that was quick, the Ducks are already back atop the rankings and in the driver's seat for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

2. Stanford 8-2 6-2 (#1 last week)

The Cardinal almost assuredly blew their chance at winning the North by getting upset by USC last week.

3. Oregon State 6-4 4-3 (#4 last week)

Despite losing, the Beavers snuck past the Huskies the week leading up to their showdown this Saturday to fight over who can take the third spot in the North once and for all.

4. Washington 6-4 3-4 (#3 last week)

The Huskies haven't beaten a solid team in a long time and many, Pac-12 fans included, are starting to question just how good they are, giving the Beavers the edge in the North for now.

5. Washington State 5-5 3-4 (#5 last week)

The Cougars got themselves very close to overtaking Washington for the fourth spot and now have a very winnable home game against Utah and then the Apple Cup in Seattle - their stock is going up right now.

6. Cal 1-10 0-8 (#6 last week)

The Bears confirmed that they are not only the worst team in the North, but the worst team in the entire conference by getting handled by Colorado last Saturday.

South

1. Arizona State 8-2 6-1 (#1 last week)

The time has finally come when we are going to probably solidify whether or not Arizona State or UCLA truly belongs here this Saturday. For now, it belongs to the Sun Devils.

2. UCLA 8-2 5-2 (#2 last week)

The Bruins could shuffle a lot in this territory the past two weeks with Arizona State and USC to close out the regular season.

3. USC 8-3 5-2 (#3 last week)

The Trojans delivered one of the biggest wins of the Pac-12 season thus far, but still couldn't move up in the rankings.

4. Arizona 6-4 3-4 (#4 last week)

Yikes, the Wildcats might not make it to a bowl game now after losing at home to Washington State and facing Oregon and Arizona State in the forthcoming weeks.

5. Utah 4-6 1-6 (#5 last week)

It's win or go home for the Utes the rest of the season and they face a tough task in the first game having to travel to Pullman to play a confident Cougar team.

6. Colorado 4-6 1-6 (#6 last week)

It seems crazy, but with just two weeks left in the regular season, the Buffs still have a chance to make it to a bowl game. Will that happen? Probably not, but it's a step in the right direction.

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