CBS Sports ranks every team in the Pac-12 after Week 5
After a 40-32 win over then-No. 15 Washington, UCLA jumped 18 spots in CBS Sports’ ranking of every team in college football. The Bruins jumped up to No. 14, the third-highest rank over any Pac-12 team and one spot ahead of Oregon.
USC moved down one spot from the previous week after beating Arizona State 42-25. Utah moved up four spots after a 42-16 win over Oregon State. Oregon moved up one spot. Washington fell 14 places after suffering its first loss of the season. Oregon State also fell 16 spots for the lackluster offensive showing.
Here’s how CBS Sports ranked the Pac-12, with their national ranking in parenthesis:
- USC (6)
- Utah (11)
- UCLA (14)
- Oregon (15)
- Washington (26)
- Washington State (29)
- Oregon State (45)
- California (64)
- Arizona (80)
- Stanford (88)
- Arizona State (96)
- Colorado (123)
This weekend sets up a massive matchup in Pasadena between the 5-0 Bruins and the 4-1 Utes. With USC sitting at 5-0 and Oregon red-hot, the next few weeks are going to be chock-full of major matchups. USC and Utah play in Week 7, then UCLA and Oregon in Week 8.
“It’s cool, all the glamour with everything that’s going to happen over the next couple of weeks, but I think our main focus is not losing now,” said UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson earlier this week. “You get it, but it can be taken away from you real quick. Utah’s a very good team and they’re a team that can come here and take it from us. We’ve got a wonderful taste in our mouth but we don’t want to lose that taste.”
You can see the rest of CBS Sports’ full FBS ranking here.