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Pac-12 Power Rankings Week 12: ASU falls

Oregon is still on top following its final bye week of the season.

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Pac-12 play continued this week with four games being played throughout the conference. Utah was the team of the week, going on the road and knocking off Stanford in double overtime.

Here's a look at the rest of the conference:

1. Oregon (9-1, 6-1)

The Ducks remain on top of our power rankings after a bye in week 12. It was a much-needed break for Oregon after going on the road and getting a tough victory against Utah. In reality, this Saturday will serve as another bye as Colorado comes calling on senior day. The Buffaloes are the only team in the conference that has yet to win a league game.

2. USC (7-3, 6-2)

Moving up a spot after topping California in Los Angeles on Thursday night, USC goes into its biggest game of the season ranked No. 2 in this week's rankings. The Trojans led Cal 31-2 before the visitors rolled off 28 straight points in a furious rally that would ultimately fall short.

3. UCLA (8-2, 5-2)

The Bruins used their final bye of the season in order to prepare for upcoming games against USC and Stanford. Win them both and they get a date with Oregon in the Pac-12 championship.

4. Utah (7-3, 4-3)

While Utah is only one game above .500 in Pac-12 play, it does boast victories over two of the teams in front of it in our power rankings. This is definitely a top four team right now.

5. Arizona (8-2, 5-2)

The Wildcats continue to find ways to win games they have no business doing so. They forced a Washington fumble with 1:25 remaining, then kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to send the Huskies back to Seattle with a 27-26 loss. That is Arizona's sixth win of the year of eight points or less.

6. Arizona State (8-2, 5-2)

It came down to Arizona or Arizona State for the five spot, and at the end of the day, only one has a loss to a team with only two league wins.

7. California (5-5, 3-5)

No, they didn't beat USC. But I liked the way the Golden Bears competed and have them holding steady at No. 7.

8. Oregon State (5-5, 2-5)

Here comes Oregon State! Mike Riley's team has held a fourth quarter lead in three of their five losses and now have a win against the sixth-ranked team in the nation. The Beavers need one win in their final two games to get bowl eligible.

9. Stanford (5-5, 3-4)

The Cardinal are limping to the finish line, having lost three of their last four. Next up is The Big Game in Berkeley on Saturday afternoon.

10. Washington (6-5, 2-5)

Poor late-game management cost Washington dearly last week in Tucson. The Huskies close the regular season with games against Northwest rivals Oregon State and Washington State.

11. Washington State (3-7, 2-5)

The Cougars fall one spot this week despite not playing thanks to Oregon State's jump. Yes, Washington State did win in Corvallis two weeks ago. Yes, the Pac-12 is weird.

12. Colorado (2-8, 0-7)

Back to the basement for you, Colorado.