Emerald City Swagger: PAC-12 Football Power Rankings week of 10/2

Myles Gaskin, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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3) Oregon (4-1, 1-1) – Ranked 18. Last Week: The Ducks had a huge win in Berkley over the then ranked Bears 42-14. It was the running game Saturday, that propelled Oregon. Travis Dye carried the mail 20 times for 115 yards. Additionally, C.J. Vardell broke a 74 yard run on his way to 106 yards on nine carries.

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Quarterback Justin Herbert wasn’t asked to do as much as he had to against Stanford the week earlier. He threw for 224 yards and a touchdown. Cal was able to run on the Oregon defense to the tune of 241 yards. Somewhere Myles Gaskin is smiling. Next Week: Idle. Note: Washington is on the Oregon radar for October 13. They better learn to stop the run over the next week and a half.

2) Stanford (4-1, 2-0) – Ranked 14. Last Week: The Cardinal was soundly defeated 38-17 by #6 Notre Dame. A tie score of 14-14, four-and-a-half minutes into the second quarter was ad close as Stanford got. Irish QB Ian Brook threw for four touchdowns and 288 yards.

Stanford’s defense, which played so well at the end of the Oregon game, fell apart. This Week: vs. Utah. Note: Every conference game is a “must win” for Stanford at this point. It will be interesting to see if the offense can rebound against Utah’s highly ranked defense.

1) Washington (4-1, 2-0) – Ranked 10. Last Week. The Washington Huskies punished visiting Brigham Young University, then ranked #20, 35-7. UW is proving they are much more than an offense dependent team. Although quarterback Jake Browning, and running back Myles Gaskin, were once again the dynamic duo.

The Huskies defense is pretty darn good, too. They held BYU to just 194 yards of total offense. This Week: at UCLA. Note: This is the “iron out the wrinkles” game for the Huskies because they have a date with Oregon the following week.

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