Emerald City Swagger: PAC-12 Football Power Rankings week of 10/9

Aaron Fuller, Cade Otton #87, Washington football. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Aaron Fuller, Cade Otton #87, Washington football. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA Bruins. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Every week for the remainder of the college football season, Emerald City Swagger Staff will put out our weekly PAC-12 power rankings.

Emerald City Swagger continues our PAC-12 football power rankings. We will run this feature through the last Bowl game.* This week saw some big changes. There is a new team in our top three and another knocking at the door.

Here are our PAC-12 Power Rankings for the week ending October 9:

12) Oregon State (1-5, 0-3) – Last Week: Lost to Washington State at home. The Beavers pulled within two points just after the half, but WSU stepped on the gas after that. Final score 56-37. This Week: vs. California. Note. OSU was impressive last week at home, there may be hope for them.

11) UCLA (0-5, 0-2) – Last Week: UCLA, at home, came out on the short end once again, 31-24 against #7 Washington. This Week: vs. Colorado. Note: Bruins Chip Kelly is still 0 for 2018. The Buffs won’t be any easier.

10) Arizona State (3-3, 1-2) – Last Week: The Sun Devils led this one until four-plus minutes into the third quarter, then Colorado put up the next 14 points. ASU lost 28-21. This Week: Idle. Note: Herm Edwards keeps his team competitive each week, but they have a long way to go.

Arizona (3-3, 2-1) – Last Week: The Wildcats took advantage of two second-half pick sixes to win at home 24-17 over California. This Week: at Utah. Note: Defense will be at the forefront when Arizona heads to Salt Lake City for a Friday night clash.