Pac-12 Power Rankings – Week 3

Posted: September 14, 2011 in Power Rankings

1. #6 Stanford (2-0)
Last week: W 44-14 @ Duke
Next up: @ Arizona
Prediction: Stanford manages to endure their toughest challenge of the season so far.

2. #12 Oregon (1-1)
Last week: W 69-20 v. Nevada
Next up: v. Missouri State
Prediction: The Ducks short-out the scoreboard. Phil Knight buys a new one.

3. #22 Arizona State (2-0)
Last week: W 37-30 [OT] v. #21 Missouri
Next up: @ Illinois
Prediction: The Devils try to give another game away, but return home victorious.

4. Washington State (2-0)
Last week: W 57-7 v. UNLV
Next up: @ San Diego State
Prediction: The Cougs get a statement win despite falling short of their 60-ppg average.

5. USC (2-0)
Last week: W 23-14 v. Utah
Next up: v. Syracuse
Prediction: USC gets their most impressive win so far. Few are actually impressed by it.

6. Utah (1-1)
Last week: L 14-23 @ USC
Next up: @ BYU
Prediction: The Utes lose another heartbreaker in a great game against their bitter rivals.

7. Arizona (1-1)
Last week: L 14-37 @ #9 Oklahoma State
Next up: v. #6 Stanford
Prediction: The Cats keep it close for three quarters but fall to another top-ten team.

8. Cal (2-0)
Last week: W 36-33 [OT] @ Colorado
Next up: v. Presbyterian
Prediction: The Bears take care of business and head into conference play undefeated.

9. Washington (2-0)
Last week: W 40-32 v. Hawaii
Next up: @ #11 Nebraska
Prediction: The Huskies’ luck runs out as they travel to the midwest and get punked.

10. Colorado (0-2)
Last week: L 33-36 [OT] v. California
Next up: v. Colorado State
Prediction: The Buffs dominate their in-state rivals and win the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

11. UCLA (1-1)
Last week: W 27-17 v. San Jose State
Next up: v. #23 Texas
Prediction: A mediocre game ends with the Bruins on the losing end.

12. Oregon State (0-2)
Last week: L 0-35 @ #8 Wisconsin
Next up: Bye Week

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Last week’s picks: 8-2
Season record: 18-4

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