Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week Eight

Oregon is back on top in this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings...

 #1 Oregon Ducks
Record: (5-1) Last Wk.: 2Trend: 1
The Ducks went on the road and thrashed UCLA in the Rose Bowl. They're not going anywhere but back up.
Next Opponent: Washington
 #2 USC Trojans
Record: (4-2) Last Wk.: 8Trend: 6
They got a much needed road win at Arizona and thanks to their early season win over Stanford, stay ahead of them in the rankings. And they're atop the Pac-12 South.
Next Opponent: Colorado
 #3 Stanford Cardinal
Record: (4-2) Last Wk.: 7Trend: 4
The Cardinal defense made life miserable for Connor Halliday. Now they'll face another high-scoring offense when they visit Arizona State.
Next Opponent: Arizona State
 #4 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (5-1) Last Wk.: 1Trend: 3
The Wildcats nearly pulled off the rally against USC, but dug themselves too big of a hole and drop this week.
Next Opponent: BYE
 #5 Utah Utes
Record: (4-1)  Last Wk.: t3Trend: 2
The Utes were safe and sound with a bye, and now have a Thursday night road game against Oregon State.
Next Opponent: Oregon State
 #6 Washington Huskies
Record: (5-1) Last Wk.: 9Trend: 3
The Huskies had no problems with Cal on the road. But they play a much better team in Oregon this weekend and they haven't beaten the Ducks since 2003.
Next Opponent: Oregon
 #7 UCLA Bruins
Record: (4-2)  Last Wk.:3 Trend: 4
The Bruins would like to erase the first three quarters against Oregon and just remember the fourth. We can't erase them, though, and they drop again.
Next Opponent: California
 #8 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 6Trend: 2
The Sun Devils stay behind UCLA because of that 35-point home loss. A win over Stanford in a Pac-12 title game rematch, though, will move them up regardless.
Next Opponent: Stanford
 #9 California Golden Bears
Record: (4-2)  Last Wk.: t3 Trend: 6
The Bears slipped back in to their bad-2013 ways at home against Washington and now face an angry UCLA, who hasn't won in Berkeley since 1998.
Next Opponent: UCLA
 #10 Oregon State Beavers
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 11Trend: 1
The Beavers took the weekend off and now host Utah in a Thursday night game that is a rematch of their thriller in Salt Lake City a year ago.
Next Opponent: Utah
 #11 Washington State Cougars
Record: (2-5) Last Wk.: 10Trend: 1
The Cougars had the offense to score on Stanford, but Stanford's defense was too good to let that happen.
Next Opponent: BYE
 #12 Colorado Buffaloes
Record: (2-4) Last Wk.: 12Trend: --
The Buffs took a weekend off to prepare for their road visit to USC, who they've yet to even be competitive with since they joined the Pac-12.
Next Opponent: USC

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