1. Washington Huskies (5-0)
The last hope for the Pac-12 playoff hopes rest on the shoulders of Chris Peterson and company. Washington will look to make another statement this week against Oregon State.
2. Utah Utes (6-1)
This week is arguably the most important for Utah’s Pac-12 South championship hopes. They travel to UCLA to face a hobbled Bruin team with an injured Josh Rosen.
3. Colorado Buffaloes (5-2)
Look how far we’ve come. Colorado has shot up the rankings and is playing a Stanford team that has been an utter disappointment. The Buffaloes are in prime position to win the Pac-12 South with some help.
4. Washington State Cougars (4-2)
Mike Leach could be in the running for coach of the year after a close 27-21 win against the Bruins last week. Unfortunately for the Cougars, Washington is in their division so hopes of a Pac-12 title look very slim.
5. USC Trojans (4-3)
After early season embarrassments, USC has finally started to come around and play like the team we predicted in the pre-season. A good test comes next in the form of an injury stricken Cal team.
6. Stanford Cardinal (4-2)
Stanford has started to right the ship with a win over an underperforming Notre Dame team. A great chance to salvage their season will come in the form of the Colorado Buffaloes.
7. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2)
The Sun Devils finally showed their true colors by being absolutely beaten down by Colorado. Things won’t get easier for them as they face a Washington State team on a upswing.
8. Cal Bears (3-3)
What is defense? Cal came up short in a shootout against Oregon State and on top of that quarterback Davis Webb may not be ready to play on friday against lowly Oregon.
9. UCLA Bruins (3-4)
No Rosen, no win. However, for not having their star quarterback they played well against Mike Leach’s team. With Rosen hopefully coming back this week, they face a game against Utah that will determine their season.
10. Oregon State Beavers (2-4)
Again, what is defense? Oregon State gave up 44 points and still came up with a win. But, the play Washington this week, bad things are ahead for the Beavers.
11. Oregon Ducks (2-4)
Oregon gave up 70. Let me repeat that, they gave up 70 points. The less said about that game, the better.
12. Arizona Wildcats (2-5)
Hey, Rich Rodriguez, how hot is that seat you’re sitting on? Things won’t get any better as they face Stanford at home.