Every week of college football is another week closer to the end of the season. It also means it is time for Monday’s PAC 12 Power Rankings. Each and every week SpikedJohnnyB has his power rankings out for the PAC 12, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 and ACC. The host of Spiked College Football Show and Units Only Go Up ranks every single power five team. Where did your team fall this week?
PAC 12 Power Rankings: Great Teams
#1 – Oregon
Is there any question that the Ducks are the best in the PAC 12? Not really. Bo Nix has played himself into Heisman contention. The defense does just enough to hold teams down, and the offense has put up at least 40 points in the last 8 games. The only question with the Ducks is, will they win the PAC 12 title? And if that happens, will they make the playoff; or will that Georgia loss haunt them?
#2 – UCLA
The Bruins still have everything right in front of them. If they win out, they can avenge their only loss of the year to Oregon. And if that happens, they can make the playoff. DTR and Charbonnet are leading a very high powered offense, beating every PAC 12 team it faces. I hope this is the team that plays Oregon in the championship. I believe in Chip Kelly.
#3 – Utah
Johnny, how the hell can you have a two-loss team ranked number three in the power rankings? They already beat the Trojans and can still beat the Ducks; and with a little help, make the PAC 12 championship game. Cam Rising can become legendary if he pulls off a huge upset versus the Ducks and gets into the PAC 12 championship game. But can they win on the road?
#4 – USC
We know they can score points. We know Caleb Williams is a fantastic quarterback. Can their defense, whose given up 34 points in their last three games, beat UCLA and Notre Dame to end the year. I think that they have at least one loss left and the boys of Troy’s year will be next year.
PAC 12 Power Rankings: Bowl Teams
#5 – Washington
A tight, great win versus Oregon State this past week heading into their big game versus Oregon. Can the FBS’s leading passer Michael Penix, Jr. lead the dynamic Husky’s defense to a huge upset win in Eugene. I’m not worried about the offense. I just don’t know if the Husky’s defense can slow down the Duck’s dynamic passing attack. But their record shows they’re a top five team in the PAC 12 Power Rankings.
#6 – Washington State
Cam Ward is a top three dynamic player in the PAC 12. The Cougs offense is so deadly when it’s on. The only issue they’ve had is inconsistency. But coming off a 52 point outing, I have to have them ranked above Oregon State, who they lost to on the road.
#7 – Oregon State
I know it’s weird to have them under Wassou, but with only 87 yards passing in their last game, I don’t trust their offense right now. I’m still in love with the Beaver’s defense, but they have to find the guy at quarterback.
PAC 12 Power Rankings: 3-6 Teams
#8 – Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, Stanford
These teams do not deserve to be talked about individually. They are all just beating each other. They will not make Bowls. They are not worth my breath. They are pathetic. No picture for you. These teams are the Will Levis of the PAC 12. They suck.
#12 – Colorado
I said it last week and I’ll say it again. This team is only going to win the one game this year. They are unbelievably bad and need to make the right hire in the off season. They will continue to be in the bottom of the PAC 12 Power Rankings until they decide to be a real football team. But I still love Ralphie.
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