The Stanford Cardinal authored a shake up in the college football rankings with their 21-14 upset of the USC Trojans on Saturday night. The Trojans fell from near the top of the polls to the middle of the top 25, while the Pac-12 Conference has five ranked teams for the second consecutive week.
The UCLA Bruins authored a 37-6 win over the Houston Cougars on Saturday night to improve to 3-0 under new head coach Jim Mora. For their efforts the Bruins were rewarded with a rise to No. 19 in both the AP poll and USA Today coaches poll.
Here are the Pac-12 teams in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll:
3) Oregon Ducks (3-0)
9) Stanford (3-0)
13) USC (2-1)
19) UCLA (3-0)
22) Arizona Wildcats (3-0)
The Oregon State Beavers are just on the outside looking in, coming in at No. 26 with 68 points, just 12 points behind Nebraska. The Utah Utes, after their win Saturday night over BYU, received one vote as the 25th best team in the country in the AP poll.
The same five teams show up in the USA Today coaches poll:
3) Oregon (3-0)
11) Stanford (3-0)
12) USC (2-1)
19) UCLA (3-0)
21) Arizona (3-0)
Oregon State checks in at No. 33 in the coaches poll, with Utah at No. 41, the Arizona State Sun Devils at No. 42, and the Washington Huskies at No. 46.
The highlight of next week's Pac-12 schedule a Saturday night battle of ranked teams, as No. 22 Arizona heads to Eugene to battle No. 3 Oregon in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Trojans return home to host the Cal Bears, while the Bruins host Oregon State in their third consecutive home game.
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