Steve Cheng (BRO)

Pac 12 Power Rankings

It wasn't the prettiest of weeks for the Pac 12, especially in the North

1. Oregon (1-0)

The Ducks offense didn't slow down with Vernon Adams now running the show in taking over for Marcus Mariota. The defense may be a liability though as they gave up 42 points to an FCS squad

2. UCLA (1-0)

Well, it looks like the only question mark for UCLA has a big fat answer; Josh Rosen can play as the true freshman lit up a good Virginia defense. If Rosen keeps progressing, UCLA looks scary.

3. USC (1-0)

The Trojans looked great in week one by trouncing a decent Arkansas State squad. They've got playmakers all over the place on both sides of the ball.

4. Utah (1-0)

Probably the best win of the week in the Pac 12 goes to the Utes who gave Team Harbaugh a loss in his opener behind a stout defense and Travis Wilson.

T5. Arizona (1-0)

The Wildcats escaped against a fiesty UTSA squad, but lost all-everything linebacker Scooby Wright in the process. Once he went out, the Roadrunners started putting up points.

T5. Arizona State (0-1)

The Sun Devils ran into a buzz-saw in Texas A&M, who looked too fast and too big for an Arizona State offensive line that gave up 9 sacks. 

7. Cal (1-0)

We knew that Cal would be able to score, but 52 points in the first half just isn't fair as they rolled through Grambling State.

8. Stanford (0-1)

An ugly start for the Cardinal as they scored only 6 points on the road in a loss to Northwestern. Kevin Hogan was dreadful

9. Washington (0-1)

The Huskies hung tough with Boise State on Friday, coming up 3 points short after a late missed field goal sent Chris Petersen home with a loss in his return to the smurf turf.

10. Oregon State (1-0)

The Beavers got the ground game going to the tune of 281 yards against Just Weber, but only threw for 110 in a game that was closer than the 19 point difference indicated. A win is a win, but things might be pretty rough in Corvallis this year.

11. Colorado (0-1)

The refs realy screwed them at the end, but if you're Colorado, you can't be putting youself in a position where you need 8 points in the final seconds to tie Hawaii. Bowling may have just gone out the windoe for the Buffs.

12. Washington State (0-1)

When you're already on the hot seat, you can't lose at home to an FCS team like Portland State. Not the way Mike Leach envisioned his team opening up.


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