Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week Five

The top two spots remain Oregon-UCLA, but a wild weekend in the conference sees some movement in this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings...

 #1 Oregon Ducks
Record: (4-0) Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
After a week off, the Ducks host Arizona on Thursday night in Autzen Stadium.
Next Opponent: Arizona
 #2 UCLA Bruins
Record: (4-0) Last Wk.: 2Trend: --
This was the UCLA team most of the country was expecting. Next comes a salty Utah team before they welcome Oregon.
Next Opponent: Utah
 #3 Stanford Cardinal
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 4Trend: 1
The Cardinal defense is showing they're the best in the country. And they have some revenge on their mind when they visit Notre Dame.
Next Opponent: Notre Dame
 #4 USC Trojans
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 5Trend: 1
The Trojans handled Oregon State and now face an Arizona State that essentially got their old coach fired a year ago.
Next Opponent: Arizona State
 #5 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (4-0) Last Wk.: 8Trend: 3
The Wildcats got a bye weekend to help with the hangover from their Hail Mary win over Cal but a trip to Oregon should sober them real quick.
Next Opponent: Oregon
 #6 Washington Huskies
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 7Trend: 1
Defensively, the Huskies looked good against Stanford. Offensively? Well that's why they suffered their first loss of the season.
Next Opponent: California
 #7 California Golden Bears
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 10Trend: 3
For the first time since 2012, Cal was on the winning end of a Pac-12 game, and while it took two overtimes, they were more than happy to keep playing for a win.
Next Opponent: Washington State
 #8 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 3Trend: 5
The Sun Devils offense didn't have many problems against UCLA, but their defense and special teams had nothing but issues.
Next Opponent: USC
 #9 Washington State Cougars
Record: (2-3) Last Wk.: 11Trend: 2
The Cougars trailed big early on the road at Utah but then may have rerouted their season by rallying for a big road win.
Next Opponent: California
 #10 Utah Utes
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 6Trend: 4
On the other hand, Utah may have gone into cruise control with their early lead over WSU and instead, took a bad home loss and a trip to UCLA won't make things any easier.
Next Opponent: UCLA
 #11 Oregon State Beavers
Record: (3-1) Last Wk.: 9Trend: 2
The Beavers early season wins over a bad schedule gave a false sense of security because their loss over USC exposed a lot of flaws.
Next Opponent: Colorado
 #12 Colorado Buffaloes
Record: (2-3) Last Wk.: 12Trend: --
The Buffs scored at will against Cal, except for when they needed to in the second overtime and missed out on what could have been a big conference road win.
Next Opponent: Oregon State


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