With Thanksgiving upon us, it's time for us as a staff to reevaluate how the Pac-12 looks as a whole heading into some pretty big non-conference games across the league.
Seven of us voted. For simplicity's sake, we're using golf scoring (lower is better). So teams get one point for first place votes, two for second, etc.
Here's how everything shook out. Most of these votes were cast on Monday or Tuesday.
|Ranking (Change in ())||Team||Points|
|1 (0)||Arizona Wildcats||7|
|2 (0)||California Golden Bears||17|
|3 (+1)||Oregon Ducks||19|
|4 (-1)||Utah Utes||32|
|5 (+1)||Oregon State Beavers||40|
|6 (+1)||Colorado Buffaloes||48|
|7 (+3)||Washington Huskies||49|
|8 (+3)||USC Trojans||52|
|9 (-4)||UCLA Bruins||53|
|10 (+2)||Washington State Cougars||73|
|T-11 (-3)||Stanford Cardinal||78|
|T-11 (-3)||Arizona State Sun Devils||78|
While Oregon is closing in on taking the second spot away from Cal, I think it's hilarious that before the year started, we had Stanford and ASU tied for 8th, and now we have them tied for last.
Washington was ranked anywhere from 4th to 10th on our ballots. UCLA was as high as 5th, and as low as 10th. Those were the ones with biggest discrepancies this week.
Are we overreacting to early results? Do you agree with what we've come up with as a staff? Let us know, and happy Feast Week!