The Pac-10 power poll hasn't been around very long. But since its humble beginning, two things have remained constant. USC has never missed out on a first place vote, and the Cougars have never been ranked higher than 10th.
The Washington State Cougars have made arguably their greatest achievement of this season by moving up into a tie for ninth (!) in the power poll following a spirited effort against the Arizona Wildcats.
And who would vote USC the second best team in the conference? Well... it was me. But I have my reasoning: both teams have one conference loss, and Oregon State beat USC head-to-head. If the Beavers run the table, they are the true champions of the Pac-10. It's simple, really.
Below USC and OSU we have a mishmash of three teams separated by three points. That's something that will have to be worked out during these final few weeks of football. For now, pop open that bottle of champagne. The Cougars are no longer alone in last.
Tip of the hat to The Helmet Project for the helmets you see here.
no ballot this week
Building the Dam (OSU)
oregon over asu because 3 of us like the ducks better, but the points work out the same
2. Oregon State
7. Arizona State
9. Washington State
4. Oregon St.