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Block U Pac-12 Power Poll Week 11

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We’re getting to the end of the season, and things are starting to take shape, with USC clinching the Pac-12 South. The only question now is who will they play in two weeks? Utah has to battle to get bowl eligible, and everybody is beating everybody else. Welcome to the Pac-12, right?

Here are the rankings:

Overall rankings:

  1. USC
  2. WASHINGTON STATE
  3. STANFORD
  4. WASHINGTON
  5. ARIZONA
  6. ARIZONA STATE
  7. UCLA
  8. OREGON
  9. UTAH
  10. COLORADO
  11. CAL
  12. OREGON STATE

Brittany’s ballot

  1. USC
  2. WASHINGTON STATE
  3. STANFORD
  4. WASHINGTON
  5. ARIZONA
  6. ARIZONA STATE
  7. UCLA
  8. OREGON
  9. UTAH
  10. COLORADO
  11. CAL
  12. OREGON STATE

Alex’s ballot

  1. USC
  2. WASHINGTON STATE
  3. STANFORD
  4. WASHINGTON
  5. ARIZONA
  6. ARIZONA STATE
  7. UCLA
  8. OREGON
  9. UTAH
  10. COLORADO
  11. CAL
  12. OREGON STATE

Shane’s ballot

  1. USC
  2. WASHINGTON STATE
  3. STANFORD
  4. WASHINGTON
  5. ARIZONA
  6. ARIZONA STATE
  7. UTAH
  8. OREGON
  9. COLORADO
  10. UCLA
  11. CAL
  12. OREGON STATE

Neel’s ballot

  1. USC
  2. STANFORD
  3. WASHINGTON
  4. WASHINGTON STATE
  5. ARIZONA
  6. ARIZONA STATE
  7. UCLA
  8. COLORADO
  9. OREGON
  10. CAL
  11. UTAH
  12. OREGON STATE

YeOldeJimmy’s ballot and breakdown

Hey everyone, only two weeks left in the regular season! The south is locked up, but there could be some intrigue in the north. The rules for the system are here, let’s get started:

1) WSU (8-2) – 6 P5 wins (WOW%: 52%), 2 G5 wins (50%), 1 FCS win (40%); 2 P5 losses [60%]; now has a clear path to the north division title, but they have to beat their rival to get it

2) USC (8-2) – 8 P5 wins (49%), 1 G5 win (60%); 2 P5 losses [81%]; clinches another south championship, does the PAC have a chance at the playoffs still?

3) Stanford (7-3) – 6 P5 wins (48%), 1 G5 win [10%]; 2 P5 losses [82%], 1 G5 loss [80%]; now become big Washington fans after ripping out their hearts

4) Washington (8-2) – 6 P5 losses (41%), 1 G5 win (70%), 1 FCS win (70%); 2 P5 losses [60%]; that slip-up against ASU is now tormenting Washington who needs to beat us (likely) and WSU at home (plausible) and have Stanford lose to Cal (not likely) just to win the division

5) Arizona (7-3) – 5 P5 wins (48%), 1 G5 win (0%), 1 FCS win (70%); 2 P5 losses [67%], 1 G5 loss [67%]; the clear #2 in the south this year

6) UCLA (5-5) – 4 P5 wins (51%), 1 G5 win (30%); 4 P5 losses [68%], 1 G5 loss [89%]; from here down, the PAC is a lot of teams with strengths and critical weaknesses, win over ASU bumps them over the Sun Devils

7) ASU (5-5) – 4 P5 wins (56%), 1 G5 win (44%); 4 P5 losses [63%], 1 G5 loss [80%]; not much else to say besides another middle of the road PAC team

8) Oregon (5-5) – 3 P5 wins (47%), 1 G5 win (70%), 1 FCS win (80%); 5 P5 losses [67%]; same as the other two, stays ahead of Cal because of their head-to-head win

9) Cal (5-5) – 4 P5 wins (41%), 1 G5 win (80%); 5 P5 losses [65%]; can they upset Stanford to play spoiler for the north?

10) Utah (5-5) – 2 P5 wins (60%), 2 G5 wins (18%), 1 FCS win (27%); 5 P5 losses [67%]; this is turning out to be a season of the ‘almost was,’ bowl eligibility is still something worth fighting for the final two weeks

11) Colorado (5-6) – 2 P5 wins (30%), 2 G5 wins (38%), 1 FCS win (22%); 6 P5 losses [69%]; get a week off to prepare for Utah and bowl eligibility

12) OSU (1-9) – 1 FCS win (0%); 8 P5 losses [66%], 1 G5 loss [55%]; who are the head coaching candidates?

Looking at the tracker, Washington takes a dive from top to 4th, and it looks like that’s a hole that they won’t be able to overcome. One season after a playoff appearance, the Huskies likely won’t even make an appearance in the PAC-12 Championship Game. The reason why? Inexplicable loss to ASU and a heartbreaker to Stanford. Just remember, Utah isn’t the only team that has disappointing results! Let’s hope that Utah can add to Washington’s misery and get bowl eligible in an unlikely upset. The season-to-date average rating tracker doesn’t shift anyone into a different place this week as some of the margins that separate these teams become paper thin.