Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

Four conference teams had bye weeks including WSU, Cal who play Sat.



SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

  1. No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1, Last:1)

Utah survived a frisky UW team, winning in Seattle 33-28. Zack Moss had another 100-yard game on the ground for the Utes, and the Utah defense forced three Washington turnovers. With several CFP contenders picking up losses Utah has a chance to make a push for a national championship. Utah takes a bye this week.

  1. No. 7 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, Last: 2)

Oregon woke up in the second quarter, rolling USC 56-24. Despite trailing 10-0 after the first quarter, Justin Herbert and company cruised the rest of the game, outscoring the trojans 56-14 the rest of the way. A lone Herbert interception was the only blemish on a near-perfect game for Oregon. Oregon takes a bye this week.

  1. Washington (5-4, 2-4, Last: 4)

Washington’s disappointing season continues, as they drop a 33-28 result at home to Utah. Jacob Eason had another rough game, completing 56 percent of his passes and turning the ball over three times. A weak Pac-12 keeps UW at the third spot in the rankings. Washington plays Oregon State in Corvallis on Friday night.

  1. Southern California (5-4, 4-2, Last: 3)

The Trojans couldn’t hold on in the Coliseum, falling 56-24 to the Ducks. Kedon Slovis had a rollercoaster of an evening, passing for 264 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. USC lost the turnover battle by three and forced only two punts. USC plays ASU in Tempe this week.

  1. Washington State (4-4, 1-4, Last: 5)

WSU was idle last week. They play Cal in Berkeley this week.

  1. Oregon State (4-4, 3-2, Last: 6)

OSU continues to charge towards the top of the Pac-12 North Standings, flying by Arizona with a 56-38 win. Oregon State collected 572 yards from scrimmage, including 244 on the ground while not committing a turnover. Oregon State hosts Washington Friday night.

  1. UCLA (4-5, 4-2, Last: 7)

UCLA continues to control its destiny in the Pac-12 South, defeating Colorado 31-14. The Bruins outscored Colorado 17-0 in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising on another strong performance by Dorian Thompson-Robinson. UCLA takes a bye this week.

  1. Arizona State (5-3, 2-3, Last: 8)

The Sun Devils were idle last week. They host USC Saturday.

  1. Stanford (4-4, 3-3, Last: 9)

Stanford was idle last week. They travel to Boulder to play Colorado this week.

  1. California (4-4, 1-4, Last: 11)

Cal was idle last week. They host WSU this week.

  1. Arizona (4-5, 2-4, Last: 10)

Arizona dropped their fourth straight game, falling 56-38 to Oregon State. Despite racking up 526 total yards, the Wildcats couldn’t overcome the grinding ground attack of the Beavers. U of A takes a bye week.

  1. Colorado (3-6, 1-5, Last: 12)

Colorado’s disaster of a season continues as they lose 31-14 to UCLA to drop five straight contests. Steven Montez failed to pass for 200 yards, and the Colorado offense couldn’t compile 300 scrimmage yards. Colorado hosts Stanford this week.