Pac-12 Power Rankings – Week 8

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Power Rankings

The blog is on remote this week so the power rankings are brought to you in an abbreviated format to conserve quackmaster’s vacation time as well as his parent’s wimpy data usage plan.

NOTE: The rankings below are from the recently released BCS poll.

NORTH DIVISION

1. #10 Oregon (5-1, 3-0 PAC)
Last week: W 41-27 v. #18 Arizona St
Next up: @ Colorado
Prediction: The Ducks prove their back-ups are better than Colorado’s.

2. #8 Stanford (6-0, 4-0 PAC)
Last week: W 44-14 @ Washington St
Next up: v. #25 Washington
Prediction: The second match-up of ranked Pac-12 teams ends in a Cardinal victory.

3. #25 Washington (5-1, 3-0 PAC)
Last week: W 52-24 v. Colorado
Next up: @ #8 Stanford
Prediction: The Huskies’ offense makes it close, but Luck has the last laugh.

4. Washington State (3-3, 1-2 PAC)
Last week: L 14-44 v. #7 Stanford
Next up: v. Oregon St
Prediction: The Cougars top OSU at CenturyLink Field.

5. California (3-3, 0-3 PAC)
Last week: L 9-30 v. USC
Next up: v. Utah
Prediction: Jeff Tedford’s job is officially in trouble as the Bears lose again.

6. Oregon State (1-5, 1-2 PAC)
Last week: L 28-38 v. BYU
Next up: @ Washington St
Prediction: The season continues to be a tough one for Beaver Nation.

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SOUTH DIVISION

1. Arizona State (5-2, 3-1 PAC)
Last week: L 27-41 @ #9 Oregon
Next up: Bye Week

2. USC (5-1, 3-1 PAC)
Last week: W 30-9 @ California
Next up: @ Notre Dame
Prediction: The Trojans fail to win back possession of the Jeweled Shillelagh trophy.

3. UCLA (3-3, 2-1 PAC)
Last week: Bye Week
Next up: @ Arizona
Prediction: The Bruins’ momentum comes to a halt in Tuscon.

4. Utah (3-3, 0-3 PAC)
Last week: W 26-14 @ Pittsburgh
Next up: @ California
Prediction: The Utes play tough and notch their first Pac-12 win.

5. Arizona (1-5, 0-4 PAC)
Last week: Bye Week
Next up: v. UCLA
Prediction: The Stoops-less Wildcats finally break out of their slump.

6. Colorado (1-6, 0-3 PAC)
Last week: L 24-52 @ Washington
Next up: v. #10 Oregon
Prediction: The Buffaloes get another spankin’.

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Last week’s picks: 4-2
Season record: 41-13

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