PAC-12 Week 3 Power Rankings

A look at where the teams stand after week two's action.

1. (1) 2-0 Oregon- The Mighty Ducks of Oregon took on the Virginia Cavaliers and really gave them a beating. The Ducks hung 59 points on the Cavs and had a few huge highlight touchdowns that left Virginia scratching their heads. No change at the #1 spot this week, Oregon remains on top.

2. (2) 1-0 Stanford- After having a bye in week 1, the Cardinal were in action in week 2 and took on San Jose State. Leaning on running back Tyler Gaffney who ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Stanford cruised to a 34-13 victory and a 1-0 record.

3. (3) 1-0 UCLA- After trouncing Nevada in week 1, the Bruins had a bye in week 2 which allowed them extra time to prepare for this week's big game against Nebraska. Look for Jim Mora and his Bruins to come out scoring Saturday morning, as this should be a high scoring battle between the two teams.

4. (4) 1-0 Washington- With a huge victory in week 1 against Boise State, coach Sarkisian and his Huskies will travel to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini. With the duo of Keith Price and Bishop Sankey leading the way for this offense, the Huskies should roll on Saturday and walk away with a 2-0 record.

5. (5) 1-0 Arizona State- On Thursday night, the Sun Devils took on Sacramento State for their first game of the season and won big. Following that 55-0 beat down, ASU now turns their attention to Gary Andersen and the Wisconsin Badgers.

6. (7) 2-0 Utah- The Utes destroyed Weber State in every facet of the game on Saturday, leading to a 70-7 blowout. With two OOC games out of the way, the Utes will now play their first inner-conference game of the season against Oregon State this week.

7. (8) 2-0 Arizona- Before the Wildcats get into conference play, they will once again take on another opponent that they should be handily in UTSA. Although they have beat their first two opponents by a combined score of 93-13, we really won't know how good Arizona is until they face Washington on the 28th.

8. (9) 1-1 Washington State- The Cougs bounce back from their heart breaker in week 1 in a major way with a victory against Lane Kiffen and his quarterback-less Trojans. With the signature win under their belts, the Cougs will take on Southern Utah in week 3.

9. (6) 1-1 USC- When USC will begin to use their talent to their advantage and actually play well is beyond me. Lane Kiffen's seat continues to get hotter and hotter as each and every game goes by, and you have to think that a loss to Boston College this next week could be the end of the road for Kiffen at USC.

10. (12) 1-1 Oregon State- Recouping from their embarrassing loss at home to Eastern Washington, the Beavers took on Hawaii and walked away with a W. With a trip to Salt Lake City this next weekend to take on the Utes, we will get a much better idea of what to make of this Oregon State team.

11. (10) 2-0 Colorado- A fourth quarter push allowed the Buffs to pull away from Central Arkansas and get to a 2-0 start to the season. Fresno State awaits the Buffs next, as this will be a hard-fought battle between the two in Boulder.

12. (11) 1-1 California- The Golden Bears snuck away with a victory against Portland State in a game where they allowed 553 yards against, but put up 616 themselves. With a very tough schedule upcoming for the Bears, this win was much needed. Up next, the Ohio State Buckeyes come to town.

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