Emerald City Swagger: PAC-12 Football Power Rankings week of 10/23

Mike Leach, Washington State Cougars. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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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 at the top of the rankings.

Here are our PAC-12 Power Rankings for the week ending October 23:

12) Oregon State (1-6, 0-4)

Last Week: This time around it was Cal who came to town and smacked them around, 49-7

This Week: at Colorado.

Note: The Beavers are probably catching Colorado at a good time, after two consecutive losses. Additionally, the Buffs will be without Laviska Shenault. Now if OSU could only get rid of 21 more Colorado starters, they might have a shot.

11) Arizona (3-5, 2-3)

Last Week: Bounced back somewhat from a humiliating loss at Utah, but still fell to UCLA 31-30 in a nail-biter.

This Week: vs. Oregon.

Note: Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire. Whoever the Cats decide to go with at quarterback Khalil Tate, or Rhett Rodriguez, they better make sure the life insurance premiums have been paid. The Ducks are coming for them.

10) Arizona State (3-4, 1-3)

Last Week: Sun Devils quarterback Manny Wilkins did everything but thr0w a touchdown pass in a 20-13 loss to Stanford at home. Wilkins was 26 out of 43 for 353 yards passing, he also led ASU with 41 rushing yards.

This Week: at USC.

Note: The Sun Devils might have a shot in this one as USC may be forced to go with their third-string quarterback, Jack Sears. Then again they still have to stop the Southern Cal run game.