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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Preseason Edition

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media Day Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The season is about to kick off (unless you are Arizona then you probably wish it had not kicked off yet...), and it is time for our first Block U Power Ranking.

Pac-12 Power Ranking Preseason

Overall AJ Alex Brittany Hunter Ryan Shane
Overall AJ Alex Brittany Hunter Ryan Shane
Utah Utah Washington Utah Utah Washington Utah
Washington Oregon Utah Washington Washington Utah Oregon
Oregon Washington Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Washington
Stanford (tied) USC Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Stanford
Washington State (tied) Arizona State Stanford USC Stanford Stanford USC
USC Stanford Arizona State Stanford Arizona State USC Washington State
Arizona State UCLA USC UCLA USC Cal Cal
Cal Cal Cal Arizona State Cal Arizona State Arizona State
UCLA Washington State UCLA Cal Colorado UCLA UCLA
Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado Arizona Colorado Arizona
Arizona Oregon State Arizona Arizona UCLA Arizona Colorado
Oregon State Arizona Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State

The Utah Utes took the top spot in the power rankings with four of six first place votes. The defending Pac-12 Champions Washington Huskies took the second spot and the remaining two first place votes. The Oregon Ducks came in third. Those three teams claimed the top three spots on all six of our ballots.

There was a drop off for all of our writers after that. The Stanford Cardinal and Washington State Cougars tied for fourth, but the Cougars ranked ahead of Stanford on four of our six ballots. The USC Trojans we’re right behind those two Pac-12 North teams.

The next tier of teams appeared to be the Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, and UCLA Bruins.

Lastly, the Colorado Buffaloes, Arizona Wildcats, and Oregon State Beavers brought up the bottom, with those teams occupying the bottom spots on everyone’s ballot.

It seems at least to start the season we have some clear favorites and clear bottom dwellers in the Pac-12 with a mess in the middle. Wazzu had the biggest range: as high as fourth and as low as ninth.