PAC 12 Power Rankings

Taking a look at the power rankings in the conference after 4 weeks of play.

1) (1) Oregon (3-0, 0-0)
With a bye this past week, the Ducks look to get back into action when the Cal Golden Bears roll into town on Saturday night. With 3 very convincing wins, the Ducks should roll over Cal and notch their fourth W of the season.

2) (3) Stanford (3-0, 1-0)
Taking on their first real competition of the season, Stanford put a whooping on ASU in a game that wasn't as close as the 42-28 score implies. With their first PAC-12 victory of the season, Stanford will look to get their second as they travel to Washington to take on WSU.

3) (2) UCLA (3-0, 0-0)
UCLA took on the 0-3 New Mexico State Aggies last night and did what they were supposed to do, dominate. The Bruins will have another bye this next week as they will prepare to take on the Utes in a Thursday nighter at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

4) (4) Washington (3-0, 0-0)
The Huskies hung 42 points on Idaho State in the first half, waltzing their way to a 56-0 win over the Bengals. The Huskies will try to keep their undefeated season alive as the Arizona Wildcats stroll into town looking to keep their own undefeated season going.

5) (5) Arizona State (2-1, 0-1)
When a team walks into the locker room at halftime down 29 points to Stanford, the odds of a comeback are highly unlikely. With a quick 21 points in garbage time to keep the score somewhat respectable, the Sun Devils have a lot of work to do this next week as they will take on the very good defense of USC on Saturday night.

6) (9) USC (3-1, 0-1)
While the Trojans' defense continues to win this team games, the offense continues to do whatever they can to lose games. Although they were able to sneak away with a victory over Utah State this past week, USC's offense still has a lot of things to work out if this team wants to have any success in the PAC-12 this season.

7) (6) Arizona (3-0, 0-0)
With a week of preparation for USC under their belts, Arizona will implement their final touches into their gameplan this next week as the Wildcats will head to the Coliseum and try to knock of USC. USC will be the Wildcats' first real competition all season long, as they have had a very easy go the first few games of 2013.

8) (10) Utah (3-1, 0-1)
Rivalry week and all that it brings is finally over for the Utes as they can now focus on PAC-12 play with the UCLA Bruins next up on the schedule for the U. With the victory over BYU, The Utes were able to sweep it's in-state competition with victories over BYU, Utah State, and Weber State. BYU put up a fight, but the better team/program ultimately ended up winning the game.

9) (7) Oregon State (3-1, 1-0)
The Beavers were able to edge out San Diego State thanks to a 4th quarter comeback after going scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Beavers must put this ugly performance behind them as they will look to go 2-0 in PAC-12 play when they host Colorado this weekend.

10) (8) Washington State (3-1, 1-0)
A 42-0 blowout was the result of the WSU-Idaho game last night. Not much to take away from this contest, as the Cougars were simply the better team. With Stanford coming up in just a few short days, Mike Leach better come up with a brilliant game plan if he wants to get his 2nd upset of the season and upset the Cardinal.

11) (11) Colorado (2-0, 0-0)
With this last weeks bye and the postponed game against Fresno State, the Buffs will have gone 3 weeks without playing a game when they take on Oregon State this week. Tough circumstances for the first year head coach Mike MacIntyre. It will be interesting to see how the Buffs perform after such a long break and the tough circumstances they have been dealing with in Boulder.

12) (12) Cal (1-2, 0-0)
After hanging in there with Ohio State a week ago, Cal had their bye week which allowed them extra time to prepare for another top 5 opponent in Oregon. And though they were fortunate to have an extra week to prepare for the Ducks, I don't think it will do them much good as Oregon is just flat out too good on both sides of the ball for Cal to go into Eugene and get the upset.

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