The season is here! This is going to be a big season for the Pac-12, after a down season in 2017 but I think the league has a ton of potential to do big things this season.
Here is our first Pac-12 power poll for this season, and we are all pretty much in line with each other with a bit of difference in some areas. Here’s each of our rankings along with our overall ranking:
Week 1 Pac-12 Power Poll
|Washington State||ASU||ASU||UCLA||Washington State|
|Oregon State||Oregon State||Colorado||Oregon State||Oregon State|
Washington is the consensus No. 1 team for all of us, which is no surprise. We all juggle around Utah, USC and Stanford in that No. 2 spot, and I legitimately see an argument for each one of those schools to go there. I had the Utes the highest, because I believe outside of Washington they are the best team in all three phases of the game. I also edged Stanford over USC, because I feel like the Trojans have talent, but they are rebuilding in a lot of areas, and I believe in David Shaw.
Brittany is a bit higher on UCLA than the rest of us, and that’s likely due to the fact that Chip Kelly brings a lot of intrigue to that school. He may shock the rest of us, but I think it will take him a year or so to get some players in there that fits what he wants to do. I’m also a bit higher on Cal than everyone else, I believe they can build off of a nice season and take a step forward, and I’m interested to see what they can do this season.
Overall, how would you rank the Pac-12 teams, and do you think we’re far off?