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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 3

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It’s time for conference play

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As we drift toward the fourth week of the 2017-18 college football season, there is finally some turnover in our power rankings.

Let’s take a look at how week three impacted our standings:

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

The top three of the Pac-12 North is easily the most difficult to understand early on, which is why none of us have the same rankings at the top. Washington has remained dominant through its first three weeks, Cal has weathered a (mostly) tough schedule to remain undefeated and both Oregon and Washington State have gotten off to quick starts. We should get a better idea of how this group will shake up after conference play opens up Saturday.

Pac-12 South

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

It seems that I’m the odd-man out here on my rankings, as both Mathew Tonis and Josiah Destin have identical rankings. Personally, I’m not willing to forgive UCLA for a horrid first half against Texas A&M and a bad loss on the road to Memphis. Arizona State has a bit more talent than Arizona, so I don’t think that ASU’s early-season losses to TTU and SDSU would not have happened to Arizona had they played the same schedule.