Here's my Pac 12 power rankings that will appear in tomorrow's News Tribune
PAC 12 Power rankings
Last week’s rankings in parentheses
1. Stanford 2-0 (1)
Andrew Luck throws a pick-six against Duke to prove that he isn’t a quarterbacking robot, but still the best QB in the country.
2. Oregon 1-1 (2)
Not surprisingly Chip Kelly and the Ducks hung 60-plus points on Nevada, they might get 70 against Missouri State.
3. USC 2-0 (4)
You can tell it was a big win for the Trojans – Lane Kiffin never tried to go for a two-point conversion just because
4. Arizona State 2-0 (3)
Yes, they got a big win over a ranked Missouri team, but they did so playing sloppy, undisciplined football.
5. California 2-0 (6)
The Bears were supposed to have one of the best defenses in the Pac 10, but then gave up 282 yards receiving … to one guy.
6. Washington 2-0 (7)
The Huskies face Nebraska for the third time in 12 months. It’s pretty safe bet the spotty secondary won’t give up 300 yards passing this week.
7. Utah 1-1 (8)
Not sure who it was a bigger loss for, the Utes or the Las Vegas sportsbooks. There would have been repercussions from Vegas in the old days.
8. Arizona 1-1 (5)
They got abused by Oklahoma State on national television, now they get to play Stanford this week.
9. Washington State 2-0 (9)
Yeah, sure, you picked the Cougars to have the top-ranked scoring offense in all of the NCAA.
10. UCLA 1-1 (10)
Rick Neuheisel stopped talking to UCLA fans after home games. He was afraid he’d start screaming, “I can’t be the only who cares!” again.
11. Colorado 0-2 (11)
They got 474 yards passing from QB Tyler Hansen and 282 yards receiving from receiver Paul Richardson and still lost? Could be long season for Jon Embree.
12. Oregon State 0-2 (12)
No team needed a bye week more than the Beavers, who named Sean Mannion full-time starting quarterback over Ryan Katz.