Pac-12 football, Week 7: Ranking the 5 best teams

The PAC 12 continues to be completely unpredictable. Utah has proven their position at the top of the conference, but what happened to Oregon? They’re sitting at 3-3 after falling to Washington State this weekend.

USC also lost to Washington and head coach Steve Sarkisian announced he’ll be taking a leave of absence.

After a crazy week 6, here is how the top 5 in the PAC-12 rank.


5. Arizona State

Arizona State took down Colorado, 48-23, on Saturday. The Sun Devils had a tough schedule to start (Texas A&M, USC, UCLA) and now stand 4-2 and 2-1 in PAC-12 play.

After beating UCLA, they’re starting to look more like the team everyone expected.

They still looked a tad sloppy at times against Colorado but they continue to improve each week.


4. Cal

While Cal fell to Utah this weekend, they still only have one loss. And since it was to number 5 Utah, they stay in the top 5.

The Cal defense was able to hold Utah scoreless on two possessions after turnovers and hold them to only three points on another. Cal proved they are a tough contender despite the loss.



The Bruins had the week off, but stay in the number 3 spot since they only have one loss so far this season.

They head up to play Stanford this weekend so the outcome could cause a shake up in the rankings.

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2. Stanford

The Cardinal, also on bye week, kept their spot at number 2 given the rest of the conference play.

Stanford has played better each week since their opening stunner against Northwestern, so we’re expecting a great game against UCLA next weekend.


1. Utah

The Utes remain the only undefeated team in the PAC 12 after defeating Cal on Saturday night 30-24.

The Utah defense picked off 5 of Jared Goff’s passes and scored 17 of its 24 points on turnovers. Meanwhile Devontae Booker ran for a season-high 222 yards and two touchdowns. The Utes proved they’re going nowhere but up.

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