PAC-12 Football Power Rankings week of 10/30 – Emerald City Swagger

Gardner Minshew, Washington State football, PAC-12. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Gardner Minshew, Washington State football, PAC-12. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Trevon Bradford, PAC-12, Oregon State. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/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.* It was a wild week in the PAC-12. Our bottom four teams from last week all won and six of the seven teams between two and eight, lost. Needless to say, there is a huge shakeup in the rankings

Here are our PAC-12 Power Rankings for the week ending October 30:

Oregon State (2-6, 1-4)

Last Week: There were two firsts for the Beavers on Saturday. It was both their first PAC-12 win and first road win of 2018. OSU was down 31-3 early in the third quarter, then reversed it, in the rest of the second half. Jake Luton‘s 10-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Bradford with 28 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime. Oregon State then scored a touchdown in the extra period to get a hard fought win.

This Week: vs. USC.

Note: Wow! Maybe Mike Leach was right when he said the bottom teams in the PAC-12 could beat the bottom teams of the other power five conferences.

UCLA (2-6, 2-3)

Last Week: Quarterback Wilson Speight Jr. made his first start since getting injured in the Bruins opener against Cincinnati. He should have stayed on the sidelines for this one. Speight was 20 of 40 for 164 yards and a pair of picks. UCLA couldn’t stop the Utes offense, giving up 470 yards in a 41-20 loss.

This Week: at Oregon.

Note: The Bruins were showing signs of life with two straight wins before Utah came into the Rose Bowl and beat them from pillar to post. There’s a phone call holding for Chip Kelly, it’s reality at the other end of the line. It won’t get any better this week at Autzen.