Pac-12 power rankings

No changes in top 3, WSU stays at nine, Oregon beats Colorado

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Pac-12 power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

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  1. (13) Utah (5-1, 2-1, Last: 1)

Utah creamed Oregon State 52-7 Saturday. Zack Moss carried the ball only five times in his return, but he was dominant, collecting 121 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Huntley was machine-like, completing 14 of 17 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Utah hosts No. 17 Arizona State in a monumental Pac-12 South clash on Saturday.

  1. (12) Oregon (5-1, 3-0, Last: 2)

Oregon rolled on Friday night, blasting Colorado 45-3. Herbert had his issues, completing less than 60 percent of his passes, but his offense was electric, picking up 527 yards from scrimmage with 252 rushing yards. The Duck defense forced four turnovers and held Colorado under 300 scrimmage yards. Oregon plays No. 25 Washington in Seattle

  1. (17) Arizona State (5-1, 2-1, Last: 3)

ASU improved to 5-1 with a 38-34 comeback win over Washington State. Freshman Jayden Daniels passed for 363 yards and three scores. He also ran for 23 yards and the game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the game. Arizona State looks to take control of the South when they head to Salt Lake City to play Utah.

  1. Southern California (3-3, 2-1, Last: 5)

USC hung tight with then No. 9 Notre Dame, before ultimately falling 30-27 on the road. The Trojans had no answers for Tony Jones, Jr. who ran for 176 yards on 25 carries. USC looks to keep pace in the South when they host Arizona.

  1. California (4-2, 1-2, Last: 4)

California was idle last week. The Golden Bears host Oregon State on Saturday.

  1. (25) Washington (5-2, 2-2, Last: 8)

UW picked up a huge victory in the desert, beating Arizona 51-27. Quarterback Jacob Eason recovered from a rocky start, passing for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. Salvon Ahmed had a career day, rushing for 95 yards and three scores. The Huskies host No. 12 Oregon Saturday afternoon.

  1. Stanford (3-3, 2-2, Last: 7)

Stanford was idle last week. The Cardinal hosts UCLA on Thursday night.

  1. Arizona (4-2, 2-1, Last: 6)

The Wildcats suffered a concerning 51-27 loss to Washington last week. Khalil Tate completed only 13 passes for 184 yards with a pick and a score. Despite the loss, Arizona only has one conference loss, and is very much alive in the South. The Wildcats look to hold strong in a pivotal South Division matchup with USC.

  1. Washington State (3-3, 0-3, Last: 9)

The Cougars made strides on both sides of the ball but fell to then No. 18 Arizona State. Anthony Gordon passed for 466 yards and three touchdowns, but a late quarterback run by Jayden Daniels sent WSU home with a loss. The Cougars feel close to breaking through and have an opportunity to do just that at home vs. Colorado on Saturday.

  1. UCLA (1-5, 1-2, Last: 12)

UCLA was idle last week. The Bruins head north to play Stanford Thursday night.

  1. Colorado (3-3, 1-2, Last: 10)

The Buffs were run out of Eugene by the Ducks Friday night in embarrassing fashion, falling 45-3. Future first-round receiver, Lavis Shenault, hauled in only four passes for 70 yards, as Colorado was held to 131 passing yards. Colorado looks to get back on their feet next week when they play WSU.

  1. Oregon State (2-4, 1-2, Last: 11)

The Beavs looked awful Saturday night losing to the Utes 52-7 on Homecoming. The game was over long before halftime, as OSU trailed 21-0 after one and 35-0 at halftime. The Beavs collected only 217 scrimmage yards and collected their only score with less than a minute to play in the game trailing 52-0. Oregon State heads to Berkeley to play California.