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Pac-10 Power Poll: The more things change...

Phew! It was a crazy week in the Pac-10, with what appears to be (for now) the upset of the year in the conference. I'm sure the Power Poll will go accordingly bonkers. And your first place team is... Oregon State!! Just kidding - it's USC. With 7 of 7 first place votes!

The message is clear - because the conference is so poor, and because everyone  plays USC like it's their game of the year, the loss to OSU doesn't dethrone the Trojans from their place atop the conference. Think Gonzaga in the WCC. Does Saint Mary's give a hoot if they beat LMU? Of course not. But if they beat the Zags - instant court rush. It's the same with USC - they are the conference's instant field rush team. Heck, if the Cougs beat USC I firmly believe we'll not only tear the goal posts down, but march them 30 miles to Wawawai and throw them in the Snake.

So USC hangs on to the top spot - but there's some interesting action in the field as well. And, you may laugh at this, but watch out for Stanford. The Tree is now 2-1 in conference and bolstered by surprisingly good QB and RB play.

Help may be on the way - I've put in a request to Congress to have grant a $700 billion Pac-10 bailout due to all the awfulness this year. It should easily cover renovations to Martin and Husky Stadium, with the bonus of stimulating the economy.

 

Team

Record

Comments

Points
(RnkChg)

Southern_california_medium

 

USC (7)

 

2-1

Last week I asked: "Question is: will they have another Stanford-type breakdown this year?" Answer: YES.

 

 70
(E)

Oregon_medium

 

Oregon

 

3-1

At this point, I think the Ducks could put a high school player at QB and still make a Bowl game.

 

59
(+1)

California_medium

 

California

 

3-1

 Suddenly, the Cal/ASU showdown Saturday becomes huge in the conference standings.


 

56
(-1)

 Oregon_st_medium

 

Oregon State

 

2-2

 

Let's face facts: The win over USC was simply karma from ditching the sports bra-style uniforms.

 

50
(+1)

Arizona_st_old7_medium

 

Arizona St
ate

 

2-2

 

ASU slips to fifth after being the favorite to take second in the preseason. Can the Sun Devils overcome the UNLV loss and contend for the Pac?

 

41
(-1)

 Zona_medium

 

Arizona

 

3-1

 While every Pac-10 team has a loss, Arizona is one of four teams who do not yet have a conference defeat.

 

38
(-1)

Stanford_old8_medium

 

Stanford

 

3-2

 The Card are 2-0 when Tavita Pritchard doesn't throw an interception.


 

29
(E)

Ucla_old_medium

 

UCLA

 

1-3

 Can the fighting Neuheisals embarrass themselves further by losing to Wazzu? I certainly hope so.


 

21
(E)

Washington_medium

 

Washington


 

0-4

 I am legitimately scared the UW will do the right thing and hire Lane Kiffin.

 

11
(E)

Washington_st_old1_medium
 

 

Washington State

 

1-4

Oklahoma State, our first opponent, is now ranked, along with five other Big XII teams. No question what the most overrated conference in America is.

 

10
(E)

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

Individual blog votes after the jump.

CougCenter

1. USC
2. Oregon
3. Oregon St.
4. Cal
5. ASU
6. Stanford
7. Ariz
8. UCLA
9. Washington
10. WSU

UW Dawg Pound

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

      California Golden Blogs

      1. USC (still)
      2. Oregon
      3. California
      4. Oregon State
      5. Arizona State
      6. Arizona
      7. Stanford
      8. UCLA
      9. Washington
      10. Washington State

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


      Addicted to Quack (Oregon)

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


      Conquest Chronicles (USC)

        1.USC- They hold the top spot but that grip isn't that secure anymore
        2.Oregon- Nice win over WSU with their 1007th string QB
        3.Cal- A costly win with Best being injured?
        4.ASU- Bye week
        5.Oregon St.- Uh...do I really have to explain it?
        6.Arizona- Bye week
        7.Stanford- Nice win over the hapless Huskies
        8.UCLA- Did they really accept that penalty? The offense looked better though.
        9.WSU- Hang in there guys!
        10.UW- Costly loss with Locker breaking his thumb. Will Ty be fired mid season?