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Block U Pac-12 Power Poll Week 7

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NCAA Football: Stanford at Utah Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Interesting rankings this week from the Block U team. Brittany and Neel have plummeted Utah down their rankings, which is a bit of an overreaction in my opinion. Alex, Jimmy and myself didn’t ding the Utes as much, because as of now, I think the Utes are better than all of those teams and have fewer issues than the others. Once the Utes get Huntley back, which I’m guessing will be soon, they will possibly jump a spot or too.

Anyway, our rankings are below, and let us know what you think:

Overall Rankings

  1. Washington
  2. Washington State
  3. USC
  4. Stanford
  5. UCLA
  6. Arizona
  7. Oregon
  8. Utah
  9. Colorado
  10. Arizona State
  11. Cal
  12. Oregon State

Brittany’s Ballot

  1. Washington
  2. Washington State
  3. USC
  4. Stanford
  5. UCLA
  6. Oregon
  7. Arizona
  8. Cal
  9. Colorado
  10. Utah
  11. Arizona State
  12. Oregon State

Neel’s Ballot

  1. Washington
  2. Washington State
  3. USC
  4. Stanford
  5. Oregon
  6. UCLA
  7. Arizona
  8. Colorado
  9. Cal
  10. Arizona State
  11. Utah
  12. Oregon State

Alex’s Ballot

  1. Washington
  2. Washington State
  3. USC
  4. Stanford
  5. Utah
  6. Arizona
  7. Arizona State
  8. Oregon
  9. UCLA
  10. Colorado
  11. Cal
  12. Oregon State

Shane’s Ballot

  1. Washington
  2. Washington State
  3. USC
  4. Stanford
  5. Utah
  6. Arizona
  7. UCLA
  8. Colorado
  9. Arizona State
  10. Oregon
  11. Cal
  12. Oregon State

YeOldeJimmy’s Ballot and Explanation

Welcome to another week of the WOW-POWR ratings. Rules of the system can be found here. Let's go!

1) Washington (6-0) - 4 P5 wins (WOW%: 35%), 1 G5 win (60%), 1 FCS win (67%); stays on top because of their 4 P5 wins, but those wins are not very inspiring

2) WSU (6-0) - 3 P5 wins (56%), 2 G5 wins (36%), 1 FCS win (40%); stays behind Washington only because of fewer P5 wins, but those that WSU has are quite a bit stronger as of right now

3) USC (5-1) - 4 P5 wins (48%), 1 G5 win (67%), 1 P5 loss [LOW%: 100%]; no undefeated teams left in the south division afer Utah's loss, USC's 4 P5 wins outpaces Utah's by a hefty margin

4) Stanford (4-2) - 3 P5 wins (60%), 1 G5 win (17%), 1 P5 loss [83%], 1 G5 loss [100%]; Utah was originally 4th but Stanford gains the edge after finishing 5th (being a neighbor) and owning the head-to-head

5) Utah (4-1) - 1 P5 win (60%), 2 G5 wins (15%), 1 FCS win (33%), 1 P5 loss [67%]; can overcome USC's greater number of P5 wins this week with a win to get a better overall record

6) Oregon (4-2) - 2 P5 wins (50%), 1 G5 win (60%), 1 FCS win (60%), 2 P5 losses [73%]; Utah can relate to the frustration of losing a QB, but there's no shame in a loss to WSU this year

7) UCLA (3-2) - 2 P5 wins (58%), 1 G5 win (33%), 1 P5 loss [67%], 1 G5 loss [80%]; holds steady after their bye

8) Arizona (3-2) - 1 P5 win (50%), 1 G5 win (0%), 1 FCS win (60%), 1 P5 loss [80%], 1 G5 loss [80%]; Held on for an important win in the south and climbs to their highest rating this year

9) Cal (3-3) - 2 P5 wins (27%), 1 FCS win (80%), 3 P5 losses [83%]; Cal's slide continues, but to their credit, the losses are to good teams

10) Colorado (3-3) - 2 G5 wins (42%), 1 FCS win (40%), 3 P5 losses [75%]; still no P5 wins for Colorado

11) ASU (2-3) - 1 P5 win (67%), 1 G5 win (33%), 2 P5 losses [73%], 1 G5 loss [100%]; holds steady during the bye

12) OSU (1-5) - 1 FCS win (0%), 4 P5 losses [87%], 1 G5 loss [67%]; lost a coach as well as a game, this is a season to forget for OSU fans

In the graph, we see Stanford's steady climb to the upper tier continuing. Utah's setback doesn't hurt them too bad, as we're still in a better position than earlier in the season. The season-to-date average ratings chart does show that Cal and Stanford's early season discrepancy in their ratings hasn't corrected for where they are currently, but We are only halfway through the season, so it'll get there. The middle of the PAC definitely has some sorting to do, but there appears to be tiers closely related to the PAC-12 media preseason poll. Of course, this can change dramatically by season's end, but around midway through the season, teams are what they were predicted to be with some slight variation (WSU ahead of Stanford, for example).