Below is Sports Illustrated’s Pac-12 Week 6 power rankings, voted on by six editors on the FanNation / Sports Illustrated Network.
SI PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER RATING
1. Arizona State (5) 5-1, 3-0 71 points
2. Oregon (1) 4-1, 1-1 67
3. UCLA 4-2, 2-1 55
4t. Oregon State 4-2, 2-1 52
4t. Utah 3-2, 2-0 52
6. Stanford 3-3, 2-2 44
7. Washington State 3-3, 2-2 32
8t. USC 3-3, 2-3 29
8t. Washington 2-3, 1-1 29
10. Cal 1-4, 0-2 19
11. Colorado 1-4, 0-2 12
12. Arizona 0-5, 0-2 6
DONNIE DRUIN, ALL THE DEVILS OF THE SUN
1. State of Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. Utah; 4. UCLA; 5. State of Oregon; 6. Stanford; 7. Washington State; 8. Washington; 9. Cal; 10. USC; 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona
Comment: Dude, what a week for the Pac-12. ASU beats a pretty decent Stanford team and looks to be the better team right now, although Oregon may bounce back well after their week off. A big road test in Utah awaits him against the team of Arizona State which tries to go 4-0 in conference.
JAKE CURTIS, CAL SPORTS REPORT
1. Oregon, 2. State of Arizona, 3; UCLA, 4. State of Oregon; 5. Utah, 6. Stanford, 7; Washington State; 8. USC, 9. Washington; 10. Cal, 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona.
Comment: I’m not sure Oregon is the better team right now, but I can’t ignore this road win over Ohio State. If Arizona State dominates Utah, the Sun Devils could supplant the Ducks.
MAX TORRES, DUCK DIGEST
1. State of Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. UCLA; 4. State of Oregon; 5. Stanford; 6. Utah; 7. USC; 8. Washington; 9. Washington State; 10. Cal; 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona
Comment: Not too many games last weekend, but Arizona State continues to look strong and in charge in the south. Cameron Rising and Utah’s win at USC not only shows how bad the Trojans are, but also that Utah can make noise in any match with a gun-full attack. . Washington State’s victory might shake things up a bit in the North and I’m curious to see how Oregon State responds.
SAM CONNON, ALL BRUINS
1. State of Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. Utah; 4. UCLA; 5. State of Oregon; 6. Stanford; 7. Washington State; 8. USC; 9. Washington; 10. Cal; 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona
Comment: For the first time in a long time, the top team in the conference actually played like this, as the Sun Devils came out and beat a Cardinal team that had just upset the Ducks. The versatile nature of the Pac-12 is still very much present, but the state of Arizona and Oregon look like two real contenders. UCLA-Oregon, even with the Bruins’ recent struggles, remains a big showdown later this month. This week Colorado-Arizona is perhaps the most entertaining game, just for the chaos and horror of it all.
CLAUDETTE MONTANA PATTISON, ALL THE TROJENS
1. State of Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. State of Oregon; 4. Stanford; 5. UCLA; 6. Utah 3-2, 2-0; 7. USC 3-3, 2-3; 8. Washington State; 9. Washington; 10. Cal; 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona
Comment: USC suffered another historic loss at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the Utah Utes on Saturday. While the Arizona State Sun Devils and Oregon Ducks continue to occupy the PA’s Top 25 spots, Trojans are virtually nowhere to be found. Now the focus is on ending the qualifying 2021 season bowl, as the loss to the Utes virtually wiped out their chances of ending the season in the Pac-12 title game.
DAN RALEY, HUSKY MAVEN
1. State of Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. Utah; 4. UCLA; 5. State of Oregon; 6. Washington; 7. Stanford; 8. Washington State; 9. USC; 10. Cal; 11. Colorado; 12. Arizona
Comment: OK, which of this former power trio is the most disappointing Pac-12 team: Stanford, USC or Washington? Yes, Trojans, you get my vote for futility. This should never happen to a USC team. Already. They should fire the coach again. Maybe all the assistants.
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