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Did Cougars lose ground after latest close call in weekly Pac-12 rankings?

Here is The News Tribune’s installment of weekly Pac-12 football rankings heading into Week 4:

1. USC (2-0)

Last week: d. Stanford, 42-24

This week: Sat. vs. Texas

Not many teams could put up 600 yards against Stanford. Trojans did (642).


Last week: d. Montana, 63-7

This week: Sat. vs. Fresno State

Secondary struggles? Nah. Four interceptions ranks No. 6 in the country.

3. STANFORD (1-1)

Last week: Lost to USC, 42-24

This week: Sat. at San Diego State

Lots to criticize, but RB Bryce Love (back-to-back 150-yard games) not on list.


Last week: d. Boise State, 47-44 (3 OT)

This week: Sat. vs. Oregon State

LB Frankie Lulu (three sacks) and DL Hercules Mata’afa (two) wrecking balls.

5. UTAH (2-0)

Last week: d. BYU, 19-13

This week: Sat. vs. San Jose State

Tyler Huntley-led offense doing everything but scoring touchdowns in red zone.

6. OREGON (2-0)

Last week: d. Nebraska, 42-35

This week: Sat. at Wyoming

If you buy stock in “QBR” stat, Justin Herbert tops prolific Pac-12 (89.4).

7. UCLA (2-0)

Last week: d. Hawaii, 56-23

This week: Sat. at Memphis

In first season in new offense, QB Josh Rosen on pace for 50-plus touchdowns.

8. COLORADO (2-0)

Last week: d. Texas State, 37-3

This week: Sat. vs. Northern Colorado

Are Buffs one victory away from hosting ESPN College GameDay for UW game?


Last week: d. Weber State, 33-20

This week: Sat. vs. Ole Miss

Last season, Cal walked the fourth-quarter tightrope, and fell off. Not in 2017.


Last week: lost to San Diego State, 30-20

This week: Sat. at Texas Tech

Expect this kind of up-and-down effort in the desert from Sun Devils’ defense.

11. ARIZONA (1-1)

Last week: lost to Houston, 19-16

This week: Friday at UTEP

Wildcats defense took step forward, but still gave up key big plays late.

12. OREGON STATE (1-2)

Last week: lost to Minnesota, 48-14

This week: Sat. at Washington State

Worst defense in the country now tries to stop QB Luke Falk’s air bombs.