Pac-12 Week 13: Rankings, bowl projections, coach rankings, schedules, and results of all the games.
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Pac-12 Week 13 Game Rankings
Player of the Week
RB Myles Gaskin, Washington
In the biggest game of the Pac-12 season, Salvon Ahmed ran for 87 yards, and Gaskin tore off 170 more with three touchdowns in the snow. He took over a game that needed a ground attack to pull off the 28-15 Apple Cup win over Wazzu.
Ranking the games from worst to best …
7. Oregon 55, Oregon State 15
Over from the start, the Ducks got up 21-3 at halftime and didn’t let up. Travis Dye ran 33 times for almost 200 yards with two scores.
6. Cal 33, Colorado 21
And the meltdown is complete. Colorado lost its seventh straight game with bowl eligibility on the line, Cal scored 21 first quarter points, came up with two pick sixes, and held off the Buffs in the fourth quarter.
5. Washington 28, Washington State 15
The snow was unfortunate, but dramatic as Washington powered its way though the Cougars to ruin their Pac-12 and College Football Playoff dreams. The Huskies ran will, with Myles Gaskin scoring three times with 1170 yards.
4. Notre Dame 24, USC 17
It wasn’t exactly well played, but for the drama of the moment, it was interesting. Notre Dame came through when it had to, and USC didn’t, with young, key mistakes proving costly.
3. Utah 35, BYU 27
What’s better than beating your archival? Winning in a brutal, painful comeback. The Utes scores 21 points in the fourth quarter to win the Holy War, and now they can force on bigger and better things.
2. Stanford 49, UCLA 42
The two teams put on a show, with Chip Kelly’s offense cranking it up through the air – Wilton Speight threw for 466 yards – and his defense giving up big plays just as quickly. Stanford won, but it gave Bruin fans plenty to look forward to.
1. Arizona State 41, Arizona 40
One of the Pac-12’s fiercest rivalries took things up a notch in the new era with a missed field goal for the ASU win, several big plays, a massive comeback, an even bigger meltdown, and a whole lot of smack talk.