The Pac-12 didn’t exactly get off to the best of starts. Through one week of play, the teams have a combined record of 7-5.
There were some bad losses (USC, Washington State) and not really any inspiring wins. A couple teams looked really good (Washington, Colorado, Stanford), but for the most part, everyone was kind of meh.
So that made our readers’ choices much harder this week in the power rankings. We received 62 votes, and as you can see below, voting was all over the map:
To remind you, this is how the preseason voting turned out.
Washington made a nice jump up the rankings thanks to a 48-13 win over Rutgers. Colorado also had a huge leap after pounding Colorado State 44-7. USC tumbled after losing to Alabama by 46 points.
As an Arizona site, I think it’s interesting that the Wildcats fell from 7th to 10th. People are obviously upset about the offense, but I think Arizona has the best loss of the group outside of maybe UCLA.
There are a few big games across the conference in Week Two. BYU continues its Pac-12 South tour when it takes on Utah. ASU hosts Texas Tech. Washington State travels to Boise State and Cal goes to San Diego State, while Oregon hosts Virginia.
Remember to come back here starting Sunday morning to vote in the Week Two poll.