Pac 12 Power Rankings

Taking a look at the power rankings in the conference after 3 weeks of play

*Comments by Dan Olson

1) (1) Oregon (2-0, 0-0)*Unanimous
With a 59-14 thrashing of Tennessee, Oregon continues it's dominance beating their opponents by an average score of 61-9. The Ducks have a bye this week, and will take on Cal when they return to action on the 28th.

2) (3) UCLA (2-0, 0-0)
After a slow start on Saturday looking like they were going to take a beating from Nebraska, UCLA hung 38 unanswered points on the Huskers and walked away with a 41-21 victory. To go into Memorial Stadium and put on such an impressive victory proves that the Bruins are for real. Up next for the Bruins, New Mexico State.

3) (2) Stanford (2-0, 0-0)
Stanford went into West Point this past week and took on an Army team that put up a pretty good fight against the Cardinal. With two victories over two very overmatched opponents, Stanford will play it's first opponent with similar talent in ASU this weekend.

4) (4) Washington (2-0, 0-0)
The Huskies got off to a slow start against the Illini, but turned it up in the second half and came away with a 34-24 victory over Illinois. Although the score resembles a pretty close game, the Huskies were the much better team as Sark and his team move to 2-0 and and will soon be 3-0 after they beat Idaho State this weekend.

5) (5) Arizona State (2-0, 0-0)
With a lot of people not giving the Sun Devils a chance against Gary Andersen's Badgers, ASU proved the doubters wrong beating Wisconsin by two in a game that had a very odd ending that left a lot of people scratching their heads. After a great win over the Badgers, ASU will have another chance to knock off a very good team this week as they will take on #5 ranked Stanford.

6) (7) Arizona (3-0, 0-0)
Rich Rod continued his very easy OOC schedule with a victory over UTSA this past weekend. With three less than stellar opponents out of the way, Arizona will take on it's first real competition of the season when they head to Seattle in two weeks and take on Washington.

7) (10) Oregon State (2-1, 1-0)
Still trying to forget about what happened in week 1, Oregon State traveled to Salt Lake City and walked away with a 51-48 overtime victory over the Utes. Now 1-0 in the conference, the Beavers will go back to OOC play and take on the San Diego State Aztecs.

8) (8) Washington State (2-1, 1-0)
After their upset over USC in week 2, Washington State was able to avoid the letdown this past week as they put a 48-10 whooping on Southern Utah. The Cougs will look to advance to a 3-1 record as they take on Idaho this week.

9) (9) USC (2-1, 0-1)
Still shaking their heads after the performance they put on against Washington State, USC took on Boston College and beat them handily. Even though they got the win, things are still shaky in Southern Cal as many are calling for the firing of Lane Kiffen.

10) (6) Utah (2-1, 0-1)
The Utes suffered a heartbreaker this past week, as an interception that would have sealed the deal for the Utes slipped right through the hands of Utah's Michael Walker and landed in the arms of Oregon State's Brandin Cooks for the game winning touchdown. With no time to hang their heads, Utah looks to get their fourth win in a row over in-state rival BYU this weekend.

11) (11) Colorado (2-0, 0-0)
The Buffs are dealing with a lot more than just football right now as Boulder is experiencing a devastating flood that is the #1 concern for the city of Boulder right now.

12) (12) Cal (1-2, 0-0)
Cal hosted Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes in Berkeley and put up a much better fight than a lot of people thought they would. Although they didn't get the win, there were a lot of positives to take away from the game. Bad news for the Bears, things don't get any easier as they head to Eugene and take on Oregon this week.

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