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Stanford lands at the top of the final Pac 12 power rankings

Stanford at the top. Oregon State at the bottom. A jumbled mess in between.

1. Stanford (10-2, 8-1)

The Cardinal eliminated Notre Dame from the college football title chase and may have locked up a New Year's 6 bowl, even if they lose to USC in the title game.

2. Oregon (9-3, 7-2)

Remember when Oregon was falling apart? The Ducks had some trouble with Oregon State, but ended the season with 9 wins. Impressive second half of the season.

3. USC (8-4, 6-3)

The Trojans owned the second half against UCLA and took back the Victory Bell for the first time since 2011. They'll look to upset Stanford in the conference title game.

4. Utah (9-3, 6-3)

The Utes game against Colorado wasn't pretty, but they survived to get to 9 regular season wins. A bowl game awaits.

5. Washington State (8-4, 6-3)

The Cougs were dismantled in the Apple Cup without Luke Falk and will certainly drop in the bowl pecking order.

6. UCLA (8-4, 5-4)

An inconsistent season for UCLA ended with a thud against USC. Can't blame this one on injuries as the Trojans were just better.

7. Cal (7-5, 4-5)

Goff and the Bears out-duled Arizona State to get to 7 wins. Will Sonny Dykes stick around or look to parlay this into a job back home in the South.

8. Washington (6-6, 4-5)

Washington's domination of Wazzu makes them bowl eligible and gives the conference 10 teams headed to bowls. Watch out for this team next season.

9. Arizona State (6-6, 4-5)

Todd Graham's best team won 6 games after falling to Cal. Will he jump for a new job if something opens up?

10. Arizona (6-6, 3-6)

Arizona was off this week and awaits their bowl fate.

11. Colorado (4-9, 1-8)

Colorado fumbled away an opportunity against Utah and now Mike McIntyre is officially on the hot seat heading into 2016.

12. Oregon State (2-10, 0-9)

The Beavs played arguably their best game all year in hanging with Oregon, but came up short. Year 2 under Gary Andersen should be a solid step forward in 2016 though.


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