1. Washington (6-0)
I mean, what is there to say? Dominated Stanford, dominated Oregon. Washington and company are the only hope the Pac-12 has of getting into the playoff.
2. Utah (5-1)
The Utes have made a steady climb up the power rankings recently. With a victory over Arizona and a seemingly easy game against Oregon State this week; I fully expect Utah to keep their roll going.
3. Arizona State (5-1)
The record speaks for itself. 5-1 is very impressive and with a close win against UCLA under their belt they hold their own destiny in their hands in the Pac-12 South.
4. Colorado (4-2)
Run Ralphie Run. A disappointing loss to USC hasn’t stopped the fanfare over Colorado’s success. The people love Colorado and they have a chance to do something they haven’t done in awhile, win the Pac-12 South.
5. Stanford (3-2)
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. David Shaw and company took their second straight defeat but this time at the hands of lowly Washington State. Their schedule doesn’t ease up as they go to South Bend to face a down trodden Notre Dame team.
6. USC (3-3)
Personally, I have no idea how we got here. USC has started salvaging their horrible season with an impressive win over Colorado. A real turning point will come next week as they travel to Arizona.
7. UCLA (3-3)
I don’t know how we got here either. UCLA took a horrible loss to Arizona State and they might have lost star quarterback, Josh Rosen, for weeks to come. And with a tough Washington State team away from home with potentially a backup quarterback, things aren’t looking good for Joe Bruin.
8. Washington State (3-2)
Look who has come to play in the Pac-12. A big win over then ranked Stanford has given Washington State a huge confidence boost and will look to use it against at a wounded UCLA team.
9. Cal (3-3)
It was not the best week to be a Cal Bear fan last week. Losing to disappointing Oregon State team was a setback but playing Oregon this week doesn’t sound as bad as it usually would.
10. Arizona (2-4)
Rich Rodriguez may have overstayed his welcome. 0-3 in conference and with a USC team on the upswing coming into town. Things aren’t looking good for the Wildcats.
11. Oregon State (2-3)
The state of Oregon has had a rough week. The Beavers won a close game against Cal but they play Washington next, which won’t be fun.
12. Oregon (2-4)
Oh, where to begin… Giving up 70 points doesn’t win ballgames. The Mariota era is over and so is the era of Oregon. The season of terror for Oregon may get worse as they travel to Cal in an offensive shootout.