PAC-12 Football Power Rankings week of 11/21 – Emerald City Swagger

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Mike Macintyre, Colorado Buffaloes, PAC-12. (Photo by John McCoy/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.* There was a shakeup in the south division, which impacted this week’s rankings. The top stayed the same, but there were many changes between fourth and 11th.

Here are our PAC-12 Power Rankings for the week ending November 21.

Oregon State (2-9, 1-7)

Last Week: The Beavers fell behind 28-3 in the first quarter, and never came close in a 42-23 loss. Give some credit to OSU head coach Jonathan Smith. His team never gave up and held Washington to only one score in the second half. Freshman running back Jermar Jefferson ran for 115 yards on 19 carries.

This Week: vs. Oregon.

Note: OSU ends their regular season at home against in-state rival Oregon, in the Civil War Game. A win against the Ducks would make their season.

11) Colorado (5-6, 2-6)

Last Week: Colorado fans thought the Buffs had a chance to break their five-game losing streak last week. They were at home and Utah came into the game without their quarterback and running back. Instead, the Buffaloes were held to 196 total yards and only seven points. The 30-7 loss was the final straw that put head coach Mike MacIntyre on the unemployment line.

This Week: at California.

Note: Colorado has something more than pride to play for. As bad as they have played during their six-game losing streak, a win at Cal makes the Buffs bowl eligible. Can they salvage some respectability?

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