- Washington (6-0, 3-0 in Pac-12). It’s looking more and more like the Washington Huskies are on track for a special year. Washington demolished Oregon 70-21 and are likely to be heavy favorites in the majority of their remaining games.
- Washington State Cougars (3-2, 2-0 in Pac-12). It remains unclear to me why Wazzu waits a few weeks to start playing good football, but so far the Cougars are picture perfect in conference play after obliterating Stanford.
- Stanford Cardinal (3-2, 2-2 in Pac-12). Stanford took some real body blows the past two weeks and are in danger of totally falling out of the Pac-12 race. They’ll need to course correct in a hurry before their trip to Notre Dame.
- Oregon State Beavers (2-3, 1-1 in Pac-12). The supposed worst team in the Pac-12 isn’t even the worst team in their own division right now.
- California Golden Bears (3-3, 1-2 in Pac-12). Cal has started 2016 win-loss-win-loss-win-loss. They are unpredictably predictable.
- Oregon Ducks (2-4, 0-3 in the Pac-12). Oregon was in the national title game two years ago. They are now in danger of not making a bowl after dropping four straight.
1. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1, 2-1 in Pac-12): Arizona State keeps on stumbling into narrow wins in unimpressive fashion, but they have five wins, so they have to feel happy.
1. Utah Utes (5-1, 2-1 in Pac-12): Utah rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to go back to pounding the rock and winning in the trenches.
1. Colorado Buffaloes (4-2, 2-1 in Pac-12): Colorado was thoroughly outplayed yet still had a chance to land a win in the Coliseum. The Buffs are serious fighters this year.
3. USC Trojans (3-3, 2-2 in Pac-12): USC seems to have righted the ship after a disastrous start, but there’s still much work left to do.
3. UCLA Bruins (3-3, 1-2 in Pac-12): UCLA with another uninspiring performance to follow up an impressive win.
6. Arizona Wildcats (2-4, 0-3 in Pac-12): Arizona is hapless right now and running out of games to put together to make a bowl game.