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Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 4

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  1. USC (0-0. 2-0): The Trojans remain the top dog in the nation, and there's no reason not to put them atop our list.. Last week: Idle. This week: at Oregon State, Thursday, 6:00.
  2. California (1-0, 2-1): The Bears move up by default after Oregon, Arizona State, and UCLA all lost games on Saturday. Last week: Idle. This week:vs. Colorado State.
  3. Oregon State (0-1, 1-2): The Beavers have two rather ugly losses and one okay win, but they seem in a better position than the teams below at this point. They'll need to compete with USC to maintain a high spot in our rankings. Last week: Idle. This week: vs. USC.
  4. Oregon (1-0, 3-1): The Ducks have two blowout wins over Washington and Utah State and a nail-biter win at Purdue. Their lack of trusty quarterbacks prevents them from moving higher in the poll. Can the running game carry the Ducks this season? We'll see what they can do against conference doormat Washington State. Last week: vs. Boise State (L, 37-32) This week: at Washington State.
  5. Arizona (1-0, 3-1): They may not have played the toughest schedule to date, but they have more wins than eight teams in the conference. That's what matters, right? They looked impressive in a win over the mysterious UCLA Bruins, and have a bye week to thing about Jake Locker and the Huskies. Last week: at UCLA (W, 31-10) This week: Idle. Next Opponent: Washington, October 4.
  6. Arizona State (1-0, 2-2): The Sun Devils took a beating against Georgia, and also took a beating in the BtD poll, falling to #5. Losing to Georgia is not a bad thing, but when you compound that loss with a loss to UNLV, it's hard to rank the Devils very high. Last week: vs. Georgia (L, 27-10) This week: Idle. Next Opponent: (at) California, October 4.
  7. UCLA (0-1, 1-2): What's up with these guys? First, they shock the country with a win over (then No. 18) Tennessee. Then, they lay an egg against (then No. 18) BYU. Next, they lose their Pac-10 opener, in the Rose Bowl, to Arizona. Last week: vs. Arizona (L, 31-10) This week: vs. Fresno State.
  8. Stanford (1-1, 2-2): Stanford didn't impress against San Jose State, but they got the job done. Last week: vs. San Jose State (W, 23-10) Next Week: at Washington.
  9. Washington (0-1, 0-3): Washington has played three top 25 teams, but they were a few plays away from winning at least one game. This week's game against Stanford should be a good test of how good the Huskies really are. Last week: Idle. This week: vs. Stanford.
  10. Washington State (0-1, 0-3): If there's two things that are certain, it's that USC is #1, and WSU is #10. Sorry guys. Last week: vs. Portland State (W, 48-9) This week: vs. Oregon.
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