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Pac-12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again

The contenders and pretenders of the Pac-12 are starting to take form, and they will begin to reflect this week in the conference’s power rankings.

Here’s the Week 9 Pac-12 Power Rankings:

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1OregonLOG Oregon Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(8-0, 5-0)Some nifty moves helped the Ducks hold their own in the first half against UCLA, but they showed why they are title contenders in the second half. Byron Marshall scored at will, finding the end zone three times.1--
2StanfordLOG Stanford Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(7-1, 5-1)Slow, physical games always play out in the favor of the Cardinal, the Beavers should have known that. Guess who won? Tyler Gaffney had another big game, rushing for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
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3Arizona StateLOG Arizona State Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(5-2, 3-1)The Sun Devils were idle a week after blitzing Washington. Taylor Kelly and company leap a spot this week and await a challenge in Pullman against Washington State next week.
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4UCLALOG UCLA Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(5-2, 2-2)The Bruins looked good for one half before their age caught up with them as they played 18 true freshmen. One of them, linebacker Myles Jack proved that this team can be a contender soon.3-1
5Oregon StateLOG Oregon State Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(6-2, 4-1)A rally was nearly forced by the Beavers as they drove down to Stanford's seven yard line with 30 seconds remaining. Are you still calling the Eastern Washington game a season downer? Despite being held in check, Brandin Cooks caught nine passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
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6WashingtonLOG Washington Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(5-3, 2-3)Following a gauntlet of road games at Stanford and Arizona State and also a home game with Oregon, the Huskies bounced back against lowly California in a big way. Keith Price was fantastic, throwing for 376 yards and two touchdowns while also running for another score.
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7ArizonaLOG Arizona Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(5-2, 2-2)A trip to Boulder proved to be easy work for the Wildcats who now sit one win away from becoming bowl eligible. Ka'Deem Carey continues to impress, scoring four touchdowns Saturday and justifying himself as the Nation's leading rusher.
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8Washington StateLOG Washington State Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(4-4, 2-3)A well-deserved bye week arrived in time for Washington State, as it recovers from a beating at Oregon before welcoming Arizona State to town Thursday. Connor Halliday will hope to throw much fewer passes than the 89 he did last week.
9+1
9USCLOG USC Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(5-3, 2-2)The Trojans have shuffled wins and losses in their last four games, last stymieing Utah Saturday, scoring 19 unanswered points after an opening drive field goal. Nelson Agholor stepped up in place of the injured Marqise Lee, pulling down six passes for 97 yards and a score.
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10UtahLOG Utah Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(4-4, 1-4)Whatever momentum Utah had going for it was ceased Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. Clearly Travis Wilson's health is the driving force behind this team, he threw for 51 yards and two interceptions in the loss.
8-2
11ColoradoLOG Colorado Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(3-4, 0-4)While the Buffaloes are steadily improving, they still stand as a door mat in the Pac-12 and could be looking ahead to a matchup with California Nov. 16, the next time they should win. Paul Richardson has been a big highlight for Colorado as shown by his 132 yards and a 75-yard touchdown.
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12CaliforniaLOG California Pac 12 Power Rankings, Week 9: UCLA Falls Again(1-7, 0-5)The season just seems to linger on for the Golden Bears, but this young core (Jared Goff, Khalfani Muhammad, Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs) will grow up before you know it.
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