AutzenZoo Pac-12 Power Rankings


1. Stanford: Luck completes passes, rushes and receives.  What can’t this guy do?  Stanford breezed past UCLA easily and will remain on the top of this list.

2. Oregon: The Ducks won’t move up or down this week due to their bye last weekend.  They take on Cal Thursday.  We say last year was a fluke.

3. Washington: The Huskies had a little trouble against the Utes early in the game, but when they started capitalizing on Utah turnovers, the game quickly turned in their favor.  UW is looking strong this season and definitely deserves a top spot.

4. Arizona State: The Sun Devils took care of the Beavs this week, but it wasn’t always pretty.  They will retain their #4 spot, but those turnovers will spell trouble against any top Pac-12 team.  Moving ahead the Sun Devils need to tighten things up.

5. Washington State: Coming off their bye week the Cougs made an impressive comeback against the Buffs.  The WSU defense came through huge, stopping Colorado and getting the ball back for their offense to score once more for the W.

6. Cal: The Golden Bears had a bye last week and stay at #6.  Thursday they take on the Ducks.

7. USC: Matt Barkley had an impressive Saturday, busting up a school record with 468 yards and four touchdowns.  While the offense put up the points for the Trojans, the lack of defense should be concerning.

8. Arizona: Arizona fell again last weekend, but they looked good doing it.  Their offensive shoot-out against USC could have easily gone either way.  Barkley broke records for the Trojans, but Foles’ 425 yards and four touchdowns is nothing to scoff about.

9. Colorado: The Buffs are moving ahead of the Bruins this week because it seems anybody can beat the Beavs.  Colorado’s performance against this season’s WSU team impresses me more.  An injury-ridden Buffs team looked like they had it all settled up until they gave up two touchdowns in the final few minutes of the game.

10. UCLA: The Bruins stay above the Utes this week because they have a conference victory.  UCLA went down easily against Stanford.  Their battle against WSU this weekend should be an interesting one.

11. Utah: For a moment it looked as though the Utes would be competitive against the Huskies, but turnovers and an injured QB means a tough welcome to the Pac-12.

12. Oregon State: 4 – 0.  The Beaver defense looked most promising during this battle against the Sun Devils – Osweiler was sacked four times by the defense.  The Beavs couldn’t capitalize on turnovers and will continue to hope for a win this season.