Utah, Oregon, Washington State Lead This Week’s PAC-12 Rankings

Alabama continues its season-long run atop our system rankings and if not for Clemson’s return to the top four, the SEC would have all three of the top teams.

Oklahoma dropped from second to fifth after continuing to  display concerning, negative trends on defense and Texas dropped from eighth to 19th after its shortcomings were unmasked by LSU.

Kentucky rose four spots but is likely to be downgraded during the week as more information is confirmed about the status of quarterback Terry Wilson.

In the PAC-12:

Stanford continues its enigmatic ways with an embarrassing loss to USC.  The Cardinal dropped from our rankings for the first time in nearly four years.  

Washington fell to 25th after Cal’s surprising upset, while Utah, Oregon, and Washington State continue unchanged as the top three teams in the conference.  

Eighteen months ago, we posed the notion that none of us would know the merits of Arizona State’s hiring Herm Edwards as its head coach until his quarterback, Manny Wilkins, graduated.  Now that Wilkins is gone, Arizona State is posting the most negative trends in the PAC-12 and it is unlikely that our system will predict another win for the Sun Devils until they travel to UCLA on October 27th.   

In the beginning, the grand idea of hiring an inactive NFL coach to build an NFL-style program for a college team seemed novel and daring.  After two games and the gaffes of Saturday’s narrow win over Sacramento State, that grand idea is seeming more daffy than daring.  

Our system was 59-14 in predicting winners over the weekend and it now stands 134-24 (85%) on the season.  

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 Predictions: 134-24 85%Sept14
rank winslosses
6Notre Dame10
9Ohio St.20
11Penn St.20
13N Carolina St.20
15Michigan St.20
17Boise St.20
20Washington St.20
23Va Tech11
24Oklahoma St.20
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Bobby Albrant is a former journalism major at the University of Oregon, creator of Savvygameline.com for college football predictions and rankings, former analyst for Southern Mississippi football games, and twenty years coaching girls basketball for all ages through CIF high school. He has three grown children with his youngest daughter playing on the Ventura (Ca) High School basketball team that defeated Dom Lugo High School and was the last high school game ever played by Diana Taurasi. He can be reached at bobbywildcat@gmail.com.