Pac-12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 4

Pac-12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 4

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Pac-12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 4


What happened in all the Week 4 Pac-12 games? Where are all the teams ranked, and what’s the quick take on each game? Check out the Pac-12 rankings and analysis.


Pac-12 Week 2 Rankings & Quick Takes

How are the Pac-12 predictions so far? SU: 32-6, ATS: 14-15

1. Stanford (3-0)

Final Score: Stanford 22, UCLA 13
Prediction: UCLA 24, Stanford 23, UCLA -3
Up Next: at Washington

Quick Take: And now it’s on with Washington up next. The gut-check win over UCLA showed that there really is a passing game waiting to be unleashed at any time, but it took a while to get there. As always, the offense revolved around Christian McCaffrey, but now Ryan Burns has shown what he can do in win-the-game mode. Brilliant on the game-winning drive, this might mean the offense will open it up a bit. It’ll have to against the Huskies.

2. Washington (4-0)

Final Score: Washington 35, Arizona 28 OT
Prediction: Washington 37, Arizona 23, UW -11
Up Next: Stanford

Quick Take: This isn’t the way you want to go into the showdown against Stanford. Washington’s defensive front had a nightmare of a time holding up against a backup quarterback, but for the first time this year the running game really, really worked. Lavon Coleman took off for 157 yards and a score, and Myles Gaskin took off for 85 yards – although he was bottled up way too much. This was a tough game with the defense not able to put it away late, it’s a road win to stay unbeaten going into what might be the Pac-12 championship game.

3. Arizona State (4-0)

Final Score: Arizona State 51, California 41
Prediction: Arizona State 54, California 47, ASU -4
Up Next: at USC

Quick Take: Who said this team isn’t ready yet? Well, we did, but it can ball out with Manny Wilkins the best quarterback on the field with Davis Webb – throwing for 290 yards and a score and running for a team-high 72 yards and three scores – but it was the defense that did the job. If it’s possible for the secondary to come up with a great game despite giving up 478 yards and five scores, the Sun Devil defensive backfield did it.

4. Utah (4-0)

Final Score: Utah 31, USC 27
Prediction: Utah 26, USC 20, Utah -3
Up Next: at Cal

Quick Take: It might not have been a thing of beauty, but the Utes will take it. The running game was good enough, and Troy Williams led the way on the brilliant final drive for the win, but this seemed like it was about attitude. Whether it was going for it on fourth downs rather than take the points – and the late tie – they went for the win at home. With Cal up next, Utah has to be even more grindy and control the game like it did when it had to.

5. USC (1-3)

Final Score: Utah 31, USC 27
Prediction: Utah 26, USC 20, Utah -3
Up Next: Arizona State

Quick Take: USC is 1-3, and that’s all that matters no matter what, but there’s a silver lining – Sam Darnold looked great. The Trojans did everything they needed to do to come away with a tough road win – except for close. Beat Arizona State next, and all of a sudden everything will start to look okay as long as Darnold keeps showing the same poise, mobility and skills.

6. UCLA (2-2)

Final Score: Stanford 22, UCLA 13
Prediction: UCLA 24, Stanford 23, UCLA -3
Up Next: Arizona

Quick Take: At the end of the day, it’s still UCLA. Just when it seemed like this was a new Bruin team, with the ability to come up with a nasty defense effort to keep down a Pac-12 champion-level Stanford, it couldn’t come up with one final stop, or a drive before it, to put the game away. Josh Rosen threw for 248 yards and a score, but the running game wasn’t able to pound on the Cardinal. This one is going to hurt.

7. California (2-2)

Final Score: Arizona State 51, California 41
Prediction: Arizona State 54, California 47, ASU -4
Up Next: Utah
Quick Take: Cal’s supposed to be the one that keeps up the pace in a shootout, but it was Arizona State that owned the fourth quarter. Davis Webb was Davis Webb with 478 yards and five scores with two picks, but he got clocked – ASU won its share of battles. It’s not fair to put it on Webb for the interceptions, but they were gamechangers.

8. Colorado (3-1)

Final Score: Colorado 41, Oregon 38
Prediction: Oregon 24, Colorado 16, Oregon -10
Up Next: Oregon State

Quick Take: So much for worrying about losing QB Sefo Liufau. Steven Montez ripped it up throwing for 333 yards and three scores while taking off for a team-high 135 yards and a touchdown. When was the last time Colorado could not only keep up in a game like this, much less come through in the clutch? The Buffs came up with big play after big play outgaining Oregon 593 yards to 508 – they’re the real deal.

9. Oregon (2-2)

Final Score: Colorado 41, Oregon 38
Prediction: Oregon 24, Colorado 16, Oregon -10
Up Next: at Washington State
Quick Take: Uh oh. Oregon could’ve been 4-0, but instead it’s in crisis mode. The running game rolled on without Royce Freeman, with Tony Brooks-James taking off for 120 yards and a score, and with Dakota Prukop doing what he could up until the key pick. The offense is fine, though – it’s the defense that continues to be the problem. With Wazzu coming up, the secondary that couldn’t slow down Colorado’s backup QB is about to get bombed on. Again.

10. Arizona (2-2)

Final Score: Washington 35, Arizona 28 OT
Prediction: Washington 37, Arizona 23, UW -11
Up Next: at UCLA

Quick Take: Considering the injury disaster at quarterback, the Wildcats did a phenomenal job with Brandon Dawkins doing everything possible to save the game. The fill-in QB threw for 167 yards and a score with a pick, and ran for 176 yards and two scores against an NFL-loaded defense – the Wildcat offense gave UW fits late. The three turnovers hurt, and the inability to come up with an overtime stop will sting, but it was a game effort against a terrific team.

11. Washington State (1-2)

Up Next: Oregon

12. Oregon State (1-2)

Final Score: Boise State 38, Oregon State 24
Prediction: Oregon State 27, Oregon State 20, Boise State -13
Up Next: at Colorado

Quick Take: Really? That’s what you’ve come up with after a week off and with a home date to show off what you can do? Gary Andersen teams are supposed to be tough and physical against the run, and Boise State’s Jeremy McNichols took care of that with 208 yards and three touchdowns against a porous Beaver defensive front. The Broncos are outstanding, but in the second year, OSU is supposed to be better than this.

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