1) Arizona State (10-2, 8-1)
ASU finished out the regular season with a 58-21 victory over rival Arizona. The Sun Devils ended the regular season with a 7 game winning streak and will now face the Cardinal in the Pac-12 Championship game next Saturday. Getting blown out by the Cardinal earlier in the season, Saturday's game between the two teams should be a much closer game.
2) UCLA (9-3, 6-3)
The Bruins were able to go into the Coliseum and get the job done against the Trojans. After representing the south division in the Pac-12 Championship game the previous two years, the Bruins will have to settle for a 2nd place finish thanks to suffering a loss to ASU just a week ago.
3) Stanford (10-2, 7-2)
Stanford's final game of the regular season was an out of conference matchup with Notre Dame, where the Cardinal were able to squeeze out a 27-20 victory. Already dominating Arizona State earlier in the season, the Cardinal will try to do the same next Saturday when the two teams battle it out for the Pac-12 crown.
4) Oregon (10-2, 7-2)
The loss to Stanford a few weeks back really seemed to have taken a toll on this team. The Ducks just haven't looked the same since, and a couple players made it publicly known that it was National Championship or bust for this team. And once again, the Oregon faithful will have to sit back all offseason and think to themselves, ‘what if'.
5) USC (9-4, 6-3)
In a season full of up and downs, the Trojans will end the regular season on a downward swing due to the loss to UCLA last night. After their bowl game, USC will be faced with the decision of who will take over the program as the head coach. With Ed Orgeron doing a good job with the situation he was put in, will USC decide to bring him back as the main guy, or will they go out and hire that "big name" guy? Whoever it ends up being, the entire conference will be keeping their eyes on the situation at hand in So Cal.
6) Washington (8-4, 5-4)
Sark and his boys were able to get the victory over the Cougs and get to the 8-4 mark. One giant thing going against them though is who those victories and losses were to. The highest ranked team on our power rankings they beat was Arizona who is in the bottom half of our rankings. Until Washington proves that they can beat the ‘big boys' of the conference, they will continue be linked to the title of doing less with more.
7) Arizona (7-5, 4-5)
Arizona ends their season with a loss to ASU and dropping 3 of their final 4 games. While the Wildcats were able to blow out Oregon just a week ago, they weren't able to follow it up with another victory over one of the conference's other best teams. Although a loss to rival ASU always hurts, the Wildcats need to keep their heads up, cheer for Stanford to beat those Sun Devils on Saturday, and prepare for their bowl game.
8) Oregon State (6-6, 4-5)
The Beavs were almost able to get the job done against Oregon in the Civil War, but came up just short as the Ducks were able to get in the endzone in the final 30 seconds of the game. Oregon State was able to become bowl eligible way back on October 19th, but went on to lose their final 5 games after that mark.
9) Washington State (6-6, 4-5)
A loss to Washington is the way the 2013 regular season comes to an end for the Cougars. Good news is, Washington State locked up their bowl eligibility last weekend against the Utes, so even though the loss to rival Washington hurts, people in Pullman still have something to smile about.
10) Utah (5-7, 2-7)
Year 3 in the Pac-12 and the Utes still have some growing to do. The Utes were able to knock off the Buffs yesterday afternoon and send their seniors out with a W. But in what was one of the most frustrating seasons I can remember, the Utes will not go bowling. Regardless of having the #1 toughest schedule in the country, there are no excuses for going bowl-less this season. And the next couple months of recruiting are the first way the Utes avoid going bowl-less in the 14-15 season.
11) Colorado (4-8, 1-8)
The Buffs were able to put together a nice 2nd half against the Utes, but ultimately ended up losing to their "rival" for the 2nd year in a row. Although the Buff's were only able to go 4-8 this season, they did take a step forward from last season and are heading in the right direction.
12) Cal (1-11, 0-9)
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