Pac-12 football, Week 6: Ranking the 5 best teams

There were some serious upsets in college football this weekend, especially in the Top 10, when four teams fell, including UCLA. Cal and Utah are the only remaining undefeated teams, which makes their match up next weekend all the more exciting.

With all these shake ups, here is how the top 5 in the PAC-12 rank after Week 5.

5. Cal

Cal remains the only team at 5-0 in the PAC-12.

This weekend they managed to beat Washington State, 34-28, thanks to four touchdown passes from Jared Goff. The reason they aren’t higher on our ranking is because they still haven’t beaten a top-ranked opponent.

We will see what they’re made of as they take on Utah next weekend.



The Bruins took their first loss of the season to Arizona State. While falling 38-23, the Bruins handed ASU four points on two safeties. Perhaps the worst play of the game was a 23-yard touchdown run from ASU’s Kalen Ballage, where he literally dragged the UCLA pile to the end zone.

UCLA looked disinterested, unaggressive and not like the team we’ve been watching so far this season.

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3. USC

The Trojans had the week off, but jump to the third spot since they beat ASU decidedly in Week 4 and ASU just took down leader ,UCLA. QB Cody Kessler looks solid and their defense is proving to be just as strong.

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2. Stanford

Stanford is on a four-game winning streak since their season-opening loss to Northwestern. They are finally living up to their preseason hype and quarterback Kevin Hogan looks confident and consistent.

Hogan threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns while the Cardinal routed Arizona 55-17.

Christian McCaffrey ran for 156 yards and a touchdown. They finished the night with 570 total offensive yards and the Stanford defense only allowed 118 yards rushing for the Wildcats.

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1. Utah

Thanks to ASU taking down UCLA, the Utes move into the top spot in the conference.

They remain atop the PAC-12 South and although they had a bye week, they took down Oregon last week and are sure to rise to the top of the polls as many of the top 25 lost this weekend.

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