Nov 17, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) celebrates a win with fans against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE

Zona Zealots Pac-12 Football Power Rankings



1. Oregon (10-1) Last week’s position: 1

Yes, Stanford beat them on Saturday, but in our opinion, Oregon is still the best team in the Conference. Unfortunately, however, the loss likely ends Oregon’s national title run, setting up a potential BCS Championship between Alabama and Notre Dame (someone shoot me now).

2. Stanford (9-2) Last week’s position: 2

After beating the Ducks last Saturday with incredible defense, Stanford is in charge of its own destiny and can secure a spot in the Pac 12 Championship next week with a win over UCLA.

3. Oregon State (8-2) Last week’s position: 3

Sean Mannion threw 4 TDs in the Beavers’ demolishing of lowly Cal.

4. UCLA (9-2) Last week’s position: 4

With victory over a struggling USC team this year, UCLA has won the Pac-12 South and will play in the Pac-12 Championship.

5. Arizona (7-4) Last week’s position: 6

It wasn’t the prettiest win of all, but Arizona took care of business in Utah. The Wildcats rushed for more yards against the Utes (320) than any other Pac-12 team this year. Ka’Deem Carey is now the nation’s leading rusher.

6. USC (7-4) Last week’s position: 5

Before the season began, USC was in serious talks about the title hunt, Matt Barkley was put on the Heisman watch and it was thought that noone would have a chance to beat them in the Pac-12 South. The Trojans will likely finish 3rd in the Pac-12 South, and things couldn’t be worse for them. They will have to face rival Notre Dame next week without their starting quarterback, and there is talk out there involving the security of Lane Kiffin’s job.

7. Washington (7-4) Last week’s position: 7

He didn’t need that many, but Price’s 5 TD passes beats Colorado, 38-3.

8. Arizona State (6-5) Last week’s position: 9

ASU dismantled Washington State, becoming the 8th team in the Pac-12 to be bowl eligible.

8. Utah (4-7) Last week’s position: 8

Utah loses to Arizona at home, eliminating their chances for a bowl game. The Utes attempted a fake field goal, fake punt, flea flickers and reverses, but their gimmicks were not enough to get the win.

10. California (3-9) Last week’s position: 10

Cal got destroyed by Oregon State and continues a disaster of a season, likely to be without a head coach at the end of the year.

11. Washington State (2-9) Last Week’s position: 11

The Cougars had no chance against ASU. Their one remaining hope of having any highlight to the season would be to upset their rival, Washington, this week.

12. Colorado (1-9) Last week’s position: 12

Colorado gets destroyed by Washington and counts with joy the days until this season is over with.

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