Pacific Takes Pac-12 Power Rankings 11/7: Huskies sneak back past Beavers

Otto Greule Jr

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

North

1. Oregon 8-0 5-0 (#1 last week)

If the Ducks can beat Stanford tonight, they can pretty much sew up the top spot in the North the rest of the season barring a couple of improbably upsets.

2. Stanford 7-1 5-1 (#2 last week)

It's make or break time for the Cardinal if they hope to get to the top spot in the North this season. They probably have at least the second spot locked down barring big upsets, but they will probably be stuck there unless they can beat Oregon.

3. Washington 5-3 2-3 (#4 last week)

The Huskies surprisingly jumped back past Oregon State after their bye week, but you have to wonder how that happened with how horrible they looked just a few weeks ago against Arizona State.

4. Oregon State 6-3 4-2 (#3 last week)

The Beavers came back down to Earth in back to back losses against Stanford and USC where their offense really struggled to score points.

5. Washington State 4-5 2-4 (#5 last week)

The Cougars are struggling but could still climb up a spot or two from here depending on how Washington and Oregon State close and if they can win the Apple Cup.

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

The Bears probably will have one chance to win a Pac-12 game this season when they head to Boulder in a couple of weeks, but even that won't get them out of the cellar.

South

1. Arizona State 6-2 4-1 (#2 last week)

The Sun Devils have finally overtaken the Bruins for the top spot, but they are going to have to really fight to hang onto it.

2. UCLA 6-2 3-2 (#1 last week)

Back-to-back losses followed by an underwhelming win over Colorado teamed with Arizona State's dominance of the Washington schools dropped the Bruins behind the Sun Devils.

3. USC 6-3 3-2 (#3 last week)

The Trojans are looking more and more like a team that could truly challenge to win the South and are now very close to jumping past their cross-town rivals in these rankings.

4. Arizona 6-2 3-2 (#4 last week)

For how average the Wildcats have looked thus far this season their record is pretty impressive, but these rankings are all about respect and I don't think the Wildcats have a ton right now. However, an upset of UCLA this weekend would change all that.

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

Remember when the Utes beat Stanford and were second in these rankings?

6. Colorado 3-5 0-5 (#6 last week)

The Buffs appear buried here, but you never know, they finish with winnable games against Cal and Utah.

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