College football was turned upside down on Saturday with upsets galore. And the Pac-10 Conference got even more convoluted.
Oregon luckily stays the cream of the crop and Washington State remains at the bottom. After that it’s anyone’s guess.
On any given Saturday, home or away, eight teams could win or lose. Here’s the latest power rankings after I flipped a coin to fill it out.
1. Oregon (6-0, 3-0): Ducks survive a scare in Pullman. How they continue after a rash of injuries to key players will be interesting to watch.
2. Oregon State (3-2, 2-0): If the Beavers play like they did against Arizona in every game they are going to make another run at the Roses.
3. Stanford (5-1, 2-1): The Cardinal showed a lot holding off the Trojans. It remains on the heels of the Ducks, ready if they slip.
4. Arizona (4-1, 1-1): That was a good team that lost to the Beavers. The defense will bounce back and the offense will get even better.
5. California (3-2, 1-1): This is strange team with bad losses and big wins. Coming off a thrashing of UCLA it moved up the pecking order.
6. UCLA (3-3, 1-2): Bruins must be below Cal with the loss, but there’s still some ability here. This is the team that beat up Texas, right?
7. Arizona State (3-3, 1-2): Progress was made in all areas with win over Washington. Was there improvement enough for a big finish?
8. Washington (2-3, 1-1): The program-changing win against Southern California went up in smoke with the loss to Sun Devils. They’re still dangerous.
9. USC (4-2, 1-2): Two losses this early is odd for this team. Beating the Trojans is not as special as when the Beavers did it in recent years.
10. Washington State (1-5, 0-3): Cougars showed some spunk in the first half of the Ducks loss. Opponents better be on upset alert.