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

Joshua Kelley, Devin Asiasi, UCLA Bruins. PAC-12. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Joshua Kelley, Devin Asiasi, UCLA Bruins. PAC-12. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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JT Daniels, USC Trojans, PAC-12. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

10) UCLA (3-8, 3-5)

Last Week: Chip Kelly’s team snapped a three-game losing streak against arch-rivals USC at home. The Bruins trailed 27- 21 after three quarters but rallied with 13 unanswered points to win 34-27. Josh Kelley had a monster game. UCLA gave their junior running back the ball 40 times last Saturday and he responded with 289 yards and two touchdowns.

This Week: vs. Stanford.

Note: UCLA hosts a rested Stanford Cardinal team this week in their season finale. It would be a big surprise if the Bruins pulled an upset.

9) USC (5-6, 4-5)

Last Week: It was a tough loss for USC last Saturday. Quarterback J.T. Daniels had a very up and down game. He was 20/34 for 337 yards and a pair of scoring throws. Unfortunately, JTD also threw two picks. The Trojans defense fell apart in the second half, which allowed UCLA to earn a fourth quarter come from behind win.

This Week: vs. Notre Dame.

Note: It’s a huge game for the Men of Troy. USC needs a win to go to a bowl game this year. Rumors are rampant that this is head coach Clay Helton’s last game. A victory might just over third-ranked Notre Dame just might save his job.

8) Arizona (5-6, 4-4)

Last Week: Arizona went to Pullman last Saturday, and for lack of a better term, got mauled 69-28 by the Cougars. Truthfully, the Cats were never in this game from almost the moment they got off the bus at Martin Stadium. Quarterback Khalil Tate had a great day completing 18 of 30 passes for 298 yards and four touchdowns.

This Week: vs. Arizona State.

Note: Rivalry week in the desert and the stakes are high for Arizona. A win gets them bowl eligible, a loss ends their season. They will be ready to play.

7) Arizona State (6-5, 4-4)

Last Week: The Sun Devils lost a close one at Oregon last week, 31-29. They trailed 28-13 at the break but rallied back in the second half. Arizona State had a chance to win the game when they picked off Justin Herbert with 3:53 left and had the ball at their own 46. Unfortunately, ASU quarterback Manny Wilkins fumbled three plays later. Arizona State lost the game and any chance of a PAC-12 South title.

This Week: at Arizona.

Note: There is nothing the Sun Devils would love more than winning on Saturday to put the final nail in Arizona’s coffin.