1.Washington Huskies (9-1)
The Huskie Hype Highway finally hit a bump in the road against the new look USC Trojans. Jake Browning looked mortal for the first time all season and the Huskies will have to win out to have playoff hopes.
2. Washington State Cougars (8-2)
I never thought i’d be saying this but, the Washington State Cougars are in the driver’s seat to win the Pac-12 North. If the Cougars win out they advance to the championship game, this year’s Apple Cup game will be the most meaningful it’s been in years.
3. Colorado Buffaloes (8-2)
Ralphie’s largest test of the season presents itself with the team above. The Washington State offense vs the Colorado defense will be the key to the game and could decide the fate of the Pac-12.
4. USC Trojans (7-3)
What a turnaround for the Trojans. The Alabama game feels like a distant memory and with a statement win against the Huskies, USC has a chance to advance to the Pac-12 title game, with some help.
5. Utah Utes (8-2)
Utah has impressed the nation and climbed all the way to No. 12 in the nation. With Oregon coming up next on their schedule, Utah should be able to cruise to an easy victory.
6. Stanford Cardinal (7-3)
Stanford had playoff dreams coming into the season and now they will happily accept a bowl berth. And with McCaffrey returning to his old self, the Cardinal will be a tough game for whoever they play in their bowl.
7. Cal Bears (4-6)
The battle for a bowl berth begins this week for Cal. They have a very tough game against the Cardinal this week but with a solid home crowd, the Davis Webb led Bears have a chance at the upset.
8. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-5)
Poor, poor, Sun Devils. They play Washington a week after their first defeat and they won’t be messing around. They need to win two games to be assured a bowl appearance. Todd Graham, balls in your court.
9. UCLA Bruins (4-6)
Rivalry week is here for the Bruins and they aim to play the spoiler against USC. Mike Fafaul is going to have to play the game of his life to beat the Trojans. Be careful USC, the Bruins are lurking.
10. Oregon Ducks (3-7)
Oregon is bad. There’s no way around it. They can’t become bowl eligible anymore, they seem like they’ve quit on their coach. What is their inspiration to play? It isn’t pretty for the Ducks.
11. Oregon State (2-8)
It’s a battle for last place this week! The Beavers will host Arizona this week and I am much more excited for this game than I should be.
12. Arizona Wildcats (2-8)
Refer above. If Arizona loses, Rich Rod, your seat is on fire.