The Pac-12 has star power, but the teams beat up on each other as no one made the College Football Playoff. However, Stanford won the Pac-12 title and the conference sent a record 10 teams to bowls. How do the teams stack up against each other with the conclusion of the season? Here's our final power rankings:
12. Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State only has one win over FBS-level team and have been blown out by most of their opponents. There is some hope for next year thanks to freshman Seth Collins.
11. Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado picked up a Pac-12 win, but it came against Oregon State and have been helpless in their other conference games. Four wins is a promising sign, but the Buffaloes need to beat quality teams.
10. Arizona Wildcats
Arizona has been hit hard by injuries, but still managed to clinch a bowl berth. A 6-6 season is still well short of the expectations the Wildcats had this season.
9. Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State made a bowl game and are above Arizona because of their head-to-head win. Still, it's a disappointing 6-6 season for the Sun Devils.
8. Washington Huskies
The Huskies earned a bowl bid by upsetting Washington State. The defense is strong, but the offense was young and inconsistent. The future is bright for the Huskies.
7. Cal Golden Bears
Cal struggled after a 5-0 start, ending with a 7-5 record. It's likely Jared Goff's last season, which doesn't bode well for Cal's future.
6. UCLA Bruins
UCLA was inconsistent in big games this season. They won eight games, but missed out on a Pac-12 South title by losing to USC. UCLA has a bright future, thanks to freshman QB Josh Rosen.
5. Washington State Cougars
The Cougars have been THE surprise team in the conference this season, but closed the year with a tough loss to Washington in the Apple Cup. That hurt their bowl bid and their power ranking standings.
4. Utah Utes
Utah was in the top 5 at one point this season, but ended with a 9-3 record. It was a strong season, although a bit of a disappointment.
3. USC Trojans
This USC team was maddeningly inconsistent en route to a Pac-12 South title. Clay Helton is the full-time head coach. The Trojans had a solid season. They rebounded well from a terrible start.
2. Oregon Ducks
Where has this Oregon team been all season? Oregon struggled in the middle of the season, but finished with a 9-3 record. Vernon Adams made a huge different when healthy. .
1. Stanford Cardinal
Stanford won the Pac-12 title, giving them a berth in the Rose Bowl. No other team has a claim for the top spot.Back to the Pac-12 Newsfeed