1. Oregon (7-0, 4-0) – 44 points (all first-place votes)
Mike (1st) – To me, they are the best team in the country as they are solid on both offense and defense. Plus, they take out their opponents before they know what hit him on a weekly bases no matter the opponent.
2. USC (6-1, 4-1) – 39 points
Brian (2nd) – The game against Colorado was over in the first six minutes. Your move, Oregon.
3. Oregon State (6-0, 4-0) – 37 points
Mike (2nd) – Sure, 21-7 doesn’t look impressive but at the end of the day they are 6-0 for the first time since 1907 which is a huge attribute to head coach Mike Riley.
4. Stanford (5-2, 3-1) – 32 points
Brian (4th) – The Cardinal may have the best defense and the worst quarterback in the conference.
5. Arizona State (5-2, 3-1) – 26 points
Mike (6th) – Losing at Missouri? OK fine, first road game blah blah, but a big home game against one of the best teams in the country? You go from up 7-0 to down 43-7 before scoring your next points.
5. UCLA (5-2, 2-2) – 26 points
7. Arizona (4-3, 1-3) – 20 points
Mike (7th) – Arizona got something done during the bye week it appears. It turned weeks of frustration into RichRod’s first Pac-12 win.
8. California (3-5, 1-3) – 16 points
Brian (8th) – Sorry, that was pathetic against Stanford. This team is not good, and Oregon is going to dominate at the Golden Bears’ new home.
9. Washington (3-4, 1-3) – 12 points
Mike (9th): Sark’s team has had murders’ row to start the conference season with Stanford, at Oregon, Southern Cal and Saturday at Arizona…but losing 52-17? C’mon, Dawgs! I feel let down by the outcome in Tucson.
10. Utah (2-5, 0-4) – 5 points
Brian (10th) – This is where the Pac-12 begins to get sad…
10. Washington State (2-5, 0-4) – 5 points
Mike (10th) – Like UCLA, Wazzu is getting a pass based on the teams below them having worse weeks. Lay an egg and it could be the Cougs getting passed by a bye week team.
12. Colorado (1-6, 1-3) – 2 points
Brian (12th) – No wonder DirecTV doesn’t want the Pac-12 Networks, could you make Colorado a selling point each week?
The Autzen Zoo power rankings are a collection of votes from our staff. Commentary is provided by lead editor Brian Spaen along with staff writer Mike Vamosi.