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Pac-10 Super Power Rankings: Week 1

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I've always wanted to do Power Rankings for a WSU blog. Now that we're here on SB Nation, I feel like we can take it to a whole 'nother level

I want the Power Rankings here to be different. Special. But how can I arrogantly convey the idea that our rankings are better than all the others out there?

The name.

Whenever you add 'super' to anything, you make it clear you are doing something superior.

Hero? Not good enough. That's why Batman is a superhero.

Sonic? Lame. SuperSonic? Now that's a name people can cheer for over four decades before it gets stolen by an out-of-control league commissioner and his best buddy.

Nintendo entertainment system? Obsolete. Super Nintendo? The work of God himself.

I could go on, but then I'd be burying the actual rankings under a series of short paragraphs. So, without further ado, I give you the Week One Pac-10 Super Power rankings.

How it's done: The Pac-10 Super Power rankings are a fusion of my own rankings and those of co-blogger Jeff Nusser. As always, feel free to chime in with your own thoughts, rankings, etc. in the comments:

 

Team

Record

Comments

Change

Southern_california_medium

 

USC

 

1-0

Uh, it would be pretty tough not to put the No. 1 team in the country at the top of its own conference power rankings, wouldn't it? -Nuss

 

E

Oregon_medium

 

Oregon

 

1-0

While you were busy watching the Duck offense shine, you probably didn't notice the defense hold the Huskies to 2.2 yards per rush. -Grady

 

E

 Arizona_st_old7_medium

 

Arizona St
ate

 

1-0

Apparently, Dennis Erickson learned some things from his NFL days. Only a slight penalty here for treating the first game like a pre-season game. -Nuss

 

E

 Ucla_old_medium

 

UCLA

 

1-0

Is UCLA that good or Tennessee that bad? We'll find out in two weeks when the Bruins play #15 BYU. -Grady


 

E

 California_medium

 

California

 

1-0

Still not convinced they're this good, because I'm convinced the Big Ten is that bad. We'll know more on Saturday. -Nuss

 

E

 Zona_medium

 

Arizona

 

1-0

Did you know Idaho displays

a logo on their butts

? Downed 70-0 by U of A, it only seems fitting. -Grady

 

E

Stanford_old8_medium

 

Stanford

 

1-0

Cardinal fans probably will be irritated I've got them this low, but who cares? Any thing that irritates those smarty-pants brats is OK by me. -Nuss

 

E

Oregon_st_medium

 

Oregon State

 

0-1

Beaver madness! The Beavers travel to Beaver Stadium to play Penn State this weekend. 0-2 looks likely. -Grady

 

E

Washington_medium

 

Washington


 

0-1

I think the Huskies are going to be better than they showed on Saturday, but that absolute collapse in the second half is inexcusable. It's becoming all too common, and the time for excuses is gone. -Nuss

 

E

Washington_st_old1_medium

 

Washington State

 

0-1

Martin Stadium. The new CUB. New scoreboard. Semi-new stadium. Fall on the Palouse. The real home opener should help you forget the offensive disaster on Saturday. -Grady

 

E

Tip of the hat to The Helmet Project for the helmets you see here.

Voting breakdown after the jump.

Grady

1 USC
2 ASU
3 Oregon
4 UCLA
5 Arizona
6 California
7 Stanford
8 Oregon State
9 Washington State
10 Washington

Nuss

1 USC
2 Oregon
3 ASU
4 California
5 UCLA
6 Arizona
7 Stanford
8 Oregon State
9 Washington
10 Washington State

[tie-breaks decided by the sagarin rankings]