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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

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A closer look after a few weeks of football.

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USC and Stanford clashed for a Pac-12 matchup in week two, as other non conference contests gave insight on exactly how good or bad the conference really is.

Here’s how we drew it up:

Pac-12 North

Rank Destin Madden Tonis
Rank Destin Madden Tonis
1 Washington Washington Washington
2 Cal Oregon WSU
3 WSU WSU Oregon
4 Stanford Stanford Stanford
5 Oregon Cal Cal
6 Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State

Closer Look

Each of us placed Washington at the top of the North, while Stanford is third in Matthew’s rankings after a 42-24 loss to USC in the LA Coliseum. Oregon didn’t score a single point in the second half its 42-35 win over Nebraska, and slipped to fourth in Josiah’s rankings, but sits third for Max and second for Matthew. California and Oregon State each place at the bottom of the Pac in each of our rankings.

Pac-12 South

Rank Destin Madden Tonis
Rank Destin Madden Tonis
1 USC USC USC
2 UCLA UCLA UCLA
3 Utah Utah Colorado
4 Colorado Colorado Utah
5 Arizona State Arizona Arizona
6 Arizona Arizona State Arizona State

Closer look

Our first two spots are clear: for now, Los Angeles owns the South. But we saw shifting in the third and fourth spots, as Utah beat BYU 19-13 in Provo to gain a third spot in Max’s and Josiah’s rankings. Matthew, however, put Colorado ahead of the Utes after its 37-3 win over Texas State. Arizona fell to Houston 19-16, but placed fifth in Max and Matthew’s rankings, while Josiah put Arizona State in front of the Wildcats, despite a 30-20 home loss to San Diego State.