Pac-12 Week 13 Power Rankings

Taking a look at where things stand after 12 weeks of play.

1) (2) Oregon (9-1, 6-1)
In a game where the Ducks lead by just 3 points in the 3rd quarter, Oregon rallied and went on a 27-7 run to finish the game and beat the Utes 44-21. Oregon's offense struggled moving the ball against the Utes a lot of the game, but ended up exploding for some big plays that ultimately blew the game open and sent the Utes packing. With two more games left in the regular season for the Oregon, a trip to Pasadena to play in the Rose Bowl looks very likely for the Ducks.

2) (3) UCLA (8-2, 5-2)
The Bruins took care of business against the Huskies, and are in for a very tough last two games against ASU and USC to finish out the season. A win against the Sun Devils this weekend would be absolutely huge, as UCLA would then pull ahead of ASU in the standings with the tiebreaker they would then own on ASU. Five days until the showdown in the Rose Bowl, I can see the sweat dripping from Swinney's forehead now.

3) (4) USC (8-3, 5-2)
With their win against Stanford, USC is still in the running for the south division. A game in Boulder is an almost sure win against the Buffs, but hosting rival UCLA on the final week of the regular season will be quite the game. Losing to ASU earlier in the season may very well end up keeping the Trojans out of the conference championship game, but since there's nothing they can do about that now, all USC can do is continue winning and do a little scoreboard watching.

4) (1) Stanford (8-2, 6-2)
Stanford wasn't able to get the job done in the coliseum and dropped a very important game to the Trojans. With that loss, Stanford's BCS hopes took a huge hit as the Cardinal now have two losses on the season. A win against California this weekend is a sure thing, but a showdown against Notre Dame to finish out the season could end up being a tricky one for the Cardinal.

5) (5) Arizona State (8-2, 6-1)
The wins keep on coming for the Sun Devils, as they knocked off Oregon State this past weekend by a score of 30-17. Leading the Pac-12 south division, a game against UCLA this weekend is almost a must win for ASU. Owning the tiebreaker over USC is nice, but a victory against UCLA this weekend is all ASU needs as it would assure them a chance to represent the south in the Pac-12 championship game.

6) (6) Washington (6-4, 3-4)
Another game against a quality opponent, another loss for coach Sark and his dawgs. At this point, UW's season is lost, as they are 0-4 against quality opponents in a season where once again the hopes were high for the Huskies. Coach Sark has really struggled to get the most out of the talent he has up in Seattle, as the saying "does less with more" has been attached to Sark's name for quite some time now. If the Huskies aren't able to get the job done against the Beavs this weekend, things could go south quick in Seattle.

7) (7) Oregon State (6-4, 4-3)
After a very good start to the season, Oregon State has now dropped 3 straight games, and will face a struggling Washington team this weekend. With both Oregon State and Washington unable to beat a quality team this season, this weekend's game between the two teams will be interesting.

8) (10) Washington State (5-5, 3-4)
The Cougs knocked off Ka'Deem Carey and the Wildcats this past weekend to end their 3 game skid. With only one more win necessary to become bowl eligible, a game against the Utes this Saturday will be a battle between two teams trying to fight for bowl eligibility.

9) (8) Arizona (6-4, 3-4)
Arizona was able to get bowl eligible a couple of weeks ago, but have yet to win since. And with another win looking unlikely with games against Oregon and ASU, A 6-6 season is very likely for the Wildcats.

10) (9) Utah (4-6, 1-6)
The Utes hung with the Ducks and were only down 3 points in the 3rd quarter. That all ended quickly though when De'Anthony Thomas ran back a kickoff which seemed to spark the whole team as the Ducks began to do what they do best and began to light up the scoreboard. With must win games against Washington State and Colorado to close out the season, a bowl game is still in reach.

11) (11) Colorado (4-6, 1-6)
The Buffs were able to get the win over Cal and notch their first conference win of the season. While the Buffs were able to get the job done relatively easy against Cal, things won't be as easy this weekend as the surging USC Trojans come to town.

12) (12) Cal (1-10, 0-8)
Well… it was a good effort by the Golden Bears in their loss against Colorado. Now 0-8 in the conference with their last shot to get a conference win being this weekend against Stanford, it's pretty safe to say Cal will finish the season 0-9 in the conference, and just a single win on the season over Portland State.

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