Nov 23, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Alante Wright (83) and Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) celebrate as time runs out in the Sun Devils win over the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Pac-12 football power rankings: Week 13


  1. Arizona State Sun Devils: What a turnaround Todd Graham has engineered in Tempe. After Saturday’s win over UCLA, the Sun Devils will now play for a conference title and a potential Rose Bowl berth. We’ve been asking for weeks whether or not this ASU team was the best in the conference. We may know now.
  2. Stanford Cardinal: The Cardinal bounced back nicely from the USC loss by demolishing Cal. They’ll now look to finish off strong against Notre Dame at home.
  3. Oregon Ducks: The three spot here almost feels too generous after the Ducks were obliterated by Arizona and the rushing efforts of Ka’Deem Carey.
  4. UCLA Bruins: Even in the loss, that was an impressive effort by the Bruins to fight back after being down, and almost pull off the win.
  5. USC Trojans: Orgeron wins another one, and you really do have to wonder what happens if they’re able to knock off the rival Bruins on Saturday and win their bowl game.
  6. Washington Huskies: Steve Sarkisian and his offense just absolutely let loose on Oregon State Saturday night, and they’ll play host this week to rival Washington State to try and finish the year with eight wins.
  7. Washington State Cougars: A win over the Huskies on Saturday gives Mike Leach and his team seven wins on the season. Dare I say, the pirate’s plans are slowly working for this program?
  8. Arizona Wildcats: Speaking of a program making strides under a coach, how big was that domination of Oregon for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona? There has never been a clearer sign of a coaching hire paying dividends.
  9. Oregon State Beavers: This looks like a different team than we saw a few weeks ago, and definitely not in a good way after what Washington did to them.
  10. Utah Utes: They gave it their best effort against Washington State, but fell to 4-7 on the year after the close loss.
  11. Colorado Buffaloes: The Buffs were the latest victim of the USC onslaught on the Pac-12 and fell to 4-7 on the season. They’ll get to take on another 4-7 team to finish the year this weekend in Utah.
  12. Cal Golden Bears: After getting hammered by Stanford, Cal’s season is thankfully over. They finished at 1-11 and Sonny Dykes can only go up from here.

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