PAC-12 Power Rankings

Taking a look at the power rankings in the conference after 6 weeks of play.

1) (1) Oregon (5-0, 2-0)
The Ducks remain atop our rankings as they put up 50+ points for the 5th time this season. Averaging 59.2 PPG while allowing just 11.8 per, the Ducks rank 2nd in the nation in both categories. While their opponents haven't been the greatest, things get much more difficult this next week as a trip to Seattle awaits the Ducks.

2) (2) Stanford (5-0, 2-0)
In one of the best games of the weekend, Stanford was able to hold off Washington and beat the Huskies 31-28. Off to a 5-0 start, Stanford heads to Salt Lake City to take on a Utah team who are coming off of a heartbreaking loss to UCLA.

3) (3) UCLA (4-0, 1-0)
The Bruins were able to walk away from Rice-Eccles Stadium with a 34-27 victory over the Utes. After a tough game in Utah, the Bruins head back home where they take on the 1-4 Cal Golden Bears before they head into the daunted 2 game stretch of Stanford and Oregon.

4) (4) Washington (4-1, 1-1)
The Huskies came up just short in their game against Stanford last night, losing to the Cardinal by just 3 points. With a game against Oregon upcoming for UW, the Huskies will once again be in the spotlight as College Gameday will be in town to catch the dual between the two top 15 teams.

5) (6) Oregon State (4-1, 2-0)
Coming off of a bye, Oregon State will look to go 3-0 in PAC-12 play when they take on Washington State on Saturday night. Averaging 420 passing yards per game, Sean Mannion and the receivers should be able to continue their dominance through the air as Washington State has been suspect to giving up big plays through the air.

6) (5) Arizona State (3-2, 1-1)
The trip to Cowboys Stadium didn't go as well as the Sun Devils had planned, losing to Notre Dame 34-37. Now 1-2 against quality opponents, ASU is sure to bounce back as they take on a struggling Colorado team in Tempe this next week.

7) (9) Washington State (4-2, 2-1)
Washington State and its air attack will welcome Oregon State to town in a game that is sure to have a a plethora of yards put up through the air between the two teams. Both the Cougars and the Beavers love the throw the ball, as neither of them run the ball particularly well (both averaging less than 70 rushing yards per game). This game should come down to the play of the pass defense.

8) (7) Utah (3-2, 0-2)
The Utes suffered another heartbreaking loss to a PAC-12 opponent at home, as UCLA was able to knock of the Utes in Rice-Eccles where Travis Wilson threw 6 interceptions. In order to knock of Stanford this next weekend, the Utes must play their best game of the season, as Stanford will be their toughest opponent to date.

9) (8) Arizona (3-1, 0-1)
Coming off of a bye, the Wildcats will head to the Coliseum and take on USC Thursday evening. While the Wildcats love running the ball with star running back Ka'Deem Carey, things will be much more difficult for Carey against the stout defense of USC. With 3 wins over lousy opponents, and their only loss coming to their only tough competition of the season, Arizona has a lot to prove on Thursday.

10) (10) USC (3-2, 0-2)
With a week of Ed Orgeron at the helm, USC will look to move on from the Lane Kiffin era with a win against Rich Rod and the Arizona Wildcats. Off to an 0-2 start in PAC-12 play, this is a must win game for the Trojans if they want to have any chance at contending for the South title.

11) (11) Colorado (2-2, 0-2)
After a 2-0 start to the season, the Buffs have now gotten blown out their previous two games by a combined score of 101-33. Things don't get much easier for Colorado their next game as they face an ASU team that is coming off a very tough loss to Notre Dame.

12) (12) Cal (1-4, 0-2)
In one of their best opportunities of the season to get a PAC-12 victory, the Golden Bears failed to do so against Washington State losing by a score of 22-44. The Sonny Dykes era hasn't gotten off to the greatest start going 1-4 in their first five games. To make matters worse, a trip to Los Angeles to take on in-state rival UCLA is what's up next for the Cal Bears.

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