After 14 weeks of college football, the Pac-12 Championship Game is set to take center stage. This Saturday, the Arizona State Sun Devils will take on the Stanford Cardinal to see who will earn the right to head off to Pasadena for that coveted Rose Bowl trip to face off against the champs of the Big Ten Conference.
Even though this was set after last week, there was still some exciting action out west.
The Oregon State Beavers came dangerously close to handing rival Oregon their third loss of the season, while those aforementioned Sun Devils flexed their muscles against Arizona before they seek their revenge on Stanford for an earlier loss this season.
Also, we may have witnessed the end of the short-lived Ed Orgeron era at USC, as they were easily defeated by the rival UCLA Bruins, 35-14. Reports have already begun to surface that the Trojans may name a new head man by the end of this week.
So, with that, let’s have a look at the updated Pac-12 power rankings, via Athlon Sports:
|Rank||Team||LW||Record||This Week||Next Week|
|1||(1)||10-2, 7-2||W, Notre Dame, 27-20||Arizona St|
|2||(2)||10-2, 7-2||W, Oregon St, 36-35||Bye|
|3||(3)||10-2, 8-1||W, Arizona, 58-21||Stanford|
|4||(4)||9-3, 6-3||W, USC, 35-14||Bye|
|5||(5)||9-4, 6-3||L, UCLA, 35-14||Bye|
|6||(6)||8-4, 5-4||W, Washington St, 27-17||Bye|
|7||(7)||6-6, 4-5||L, Oregon, 36-35||Bye|
|8||(8)||6-6, 4-5||L, Washingon, 27-17||Bye|
|9||(9)||7-5, 4-5||L, Arizona St, 58-21||Bye|
|10||(10)||5-7, 2-7||W, Colorado, 24-17||Bye|
|11||(11)||4-8, 1-8||L, Utah, 24-17||Bye|