It’s the week five edition of the Pac-12 Power Poll plus BYU. For those wondering BYU is included due to the fact they should always be linked to Utah and that is the conference they should really be in. Plus an independent poll would consist of just four teams. The poll is compiled by the 1320 KFAN afternoon show team of Gunther and Graham featuring hosts Kyle Gunther and Kevin Graham as well as producers Will Smith and Ben Anderson. Send all complaints to the producers! Meanwhile I saw many similarly dressed coeds above when I covered the Utah-ASU game in Tempe. It was a tough working assignment for sure!
PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
1. OREGON (Last Week-1): Add a good defense with a traditionally explosive offense and you have the second ranked team in the country.
2. STANFORD (2): Cardinal had two weeks to celebrate and refocus after USC win.
3. USC (4): SC had not one but two 100 yard rushers in win over Cal.
4. OREGON STATE (10): Clearly the biggest early surprise with wins over two ranked teams including on the road at UCLA. Now can they avoid a letdown at Arizona.
5. ARIZONA STATE (7): Combine speed with a more disciplined team and you get a 37-7 blowout of Utah.
6. UCLA (3): Defense falters and Bruins fail to establish a run game in loss to Beavers.
7. ARIZONA (5): Rich Rod’s potent offense gets goose egged by the Ducks.
8. WASHINGTON (8): Coming off a bye the Huskies finally open up Pac-12 play against Stanford.
9. UTAH (6): Utes vaunted defense gets gashed by ASU while the offense continues to struggle.
10. BYU (9): Defense can keep this team in every game. Offense can keep them out of every game.
11. CAL (11): After losing to Ohio State and USC on the road they at least return home to face Arizona State.
12. COLORADO (13): Despite losses to Colorado State, Sacramento State and Fresno State the Buffaloes finally beat a “state” school in Washington State and sit unbeaten in the Pac-12.
13. WASHINGTON STATE (12): Cougars find themselves in a familiar position even with Mike Leach as their coach.
Kevin Graham’s PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
4. OREGON STATE
5. ARIZONA STATE
12. WASHINGTON STATE
KYLE GUNTHER’S PAC-12 FOOTBALL POWER POLL PLUS BYU:
4. ARIZONA STATE
6. OREGON STATE
13. WASHINGTON STATE
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