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Pac-12 Power Rankings: The Finale

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The 2016 regular season is in the books. Here’s how we see the conference stacking up heading into Championship Week.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The games have been played. The division champions have been crowned and the conference title game is set.

There is still one last order of business to take care of, however, and that is the matter of our final set of conference power rankings.

Take a look below at where Kaelen Jones and I have everything sorted out after the completion of the regular season.

Pac-12 North
Rank Pelton Jones
1. Washington Washington
2. Stanford Washington State
3. Washington State Stanford
4. Oregon State Oregon
5. California Oregon State
6. Oregon California


Closer Look

There's no more debate: Washington is the best team in the North.

The Huskies dismantled and dismayed rival Washington State in Pullman on Friday, topping the Cougars 45-17 to cement their spot atop the division.

Pac-12 South
Rank Pelton Jones
1. USC USC
2. Colorado Colorado
3. Utah Utah
4. Arizona Arizona
5. UCLA Arizona State
6. Arizona State UCLA


Closer Look

USC remained a consensus No. 1 pick in the South after blowing out rival Notre Dame, but it will actually be Colorado representing this division in the Pac-12 Championship Game. This, despite the fact that the Trojans have won eight straight games (including a victory over the Buffaloes).

Arizona State dropped to sixth on my ballot and fifth in Kaelen's after its embarrassing loss in the Territorial Cup on Friday night.