With a third of the league on a bye last week, we’ve got a bit of stasis throughout the power rankings. That said, there’s still some movement atop the board, where the top three quarterbacks in the conference are all separated by razor-thin margins.

Here’s Saturday Out West’s Pac-12 quarterback power rankings entering Week 9. These will be updated weekly throughout the season.

12. Trenton Bourguet, Arizona State

Last week: 12

With as much as Washington struggled to move the football against the Sun Devils, ASU had an even harder time. Bourguet threw 47 passes to get 196 yards — a 4.2 yards-per-pass clip, which is no bueno. He found some success on first downs, but ASU wasn’t good enough on third downs. Washington’s offense was M.I.A. for just about the entire game and you have to think that defensive performance was wasted by the way ASU played when it had the ball. Just not enough consistency.

11. Fernando Mendoza, Cal

Last week: 11

Cal was off last week, so this section is taking a week off as well.

10. Ashton Daniels, Stanford

Last week: 10

Daniels completed 27 of his 45 passes for 268 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Not terrible until you consider Stanford had a total of 87 yards at halftime. The Cardinal followed up a big win over Colorado with an uninspired effort in a 42-7 loss to UCLA. The defense isn’t good and the run game was awful. Neither helps a quarterback, but Daniels also didn’t have it until the game was out of reach.

9. Ethan Garbers/Dante Moore, UCLA

Last week: 9

Garbers started against Stanford — his first start since Week 1. He completed 20 of his 28 passes for 240 yards and two scores. No turnovers. That was the big number. After three consecutive weeks with a pick-six from the quarterback spot, UCLA got rather spot-free play out of Garbers. Chip Kelly didn’t want to commit to a quarterback after, and perhaps that’s the right call. Let’s see what Garbers looks like when he’s not playing one of the poorest defenses in college football.

T-7. Bryson Barnes, Utah

Last week: 8

Barnes had an almost-spotless performance in Utah’s 34-32 win over USC. He threw three touchdown passes, ran for another, picked up 26 yards on a clutch scramble to set up Utah’s game-winning field goal, and just generally made winning plays far more often than he made harmful ones. He did have a pick-six that flipped the momentum in the game, but that was about it when it came to the “oh no, what are you doing” plays from him. Barnes was shakey at the start of the season, but since being re-installed as the starter, he seems to be playing with a ton of confidence.

T-7. Cameron Ward, Washington State

Last week: 7

Barnes had to move, but I couldn’t justify dropping Ward any further after a 438-yard, one-touchdown showing against Oregon’s nasty pass defense. The Cougars’ pass protection issues are still there, the run game still stinks, and Ward has been left on an island to try and make up for it all. That’s not to say he’s alone — he does have a good crop of receivers — but Ward certainly isn’t to blame for the way Wazzu was handled by Oregon.

6. Jayden de Laura/Noah Fifita, Arizona

Last week: 6

Arizona was off last week, so this section is taking a week off as well.

5. Shedeur Sanders, Colorado

Last week: 5

Colorado was off last week, so this section is taking a week off as well.

4. DJ Uiagalelei, Oregon State

Last week: 4

Oregon State was off last week, so this section is taking a week off as well.

3. Caleb Williams, USC

Last week: 2

There’s just something off with this USC offense. Williams completed 24 of his 34 passes for 256 yards, and he was held without a passing touchdown for the first time this season. USC was out of it until a pick-six in the fourth quarter from Calen Bullock shocked some life into the Trojans. Williams had a rushing score under two minutes that put USC on top 32-31, and yet I came away from the game feeling pretty unmoved by the performance. I don’t really know what to do with USC’s leading man right now. If this were a ranking based on pure talent, then sure, he would probably be written into the top spot in Sharpie. But this is something else, and Williams hasn’t looked like Superman Caleb as a passer for several weeks now.

2. Bo Nix, Oregon

Last week: 3

Nix set an NCAA record for career starts in Oregon’s 38-24 win over the Cougs. He threw for 293 yards and totaled three touchdowns; just another day at the office for the super senior who has seen everything a defense can throw at him. Nix didn’t have to do much with Bucky Irving rolling the way he was. But that’s a talent for a quarterback as well — an ability and a willingness to take a backseat and let your skill talent work. Nix does it with the best of them. And when he needs to hit throws, he can. He’s like a metronome right now. There’s an argument to be made for him to be sitting in the top spot.

1. Michael Penix Jr., Washington

Last week: 1

That was a sucky game. Protection issues, throwaways, interceptions. It was not a good day for Washington, which beat Arizona State 15-7 despite not scoring an offensive touchdown. Penix followed up a massive, emotional win over Oregon with a 275-yard, two-interception performance. Washington turned the football over four times in its first six possessions, including an interception from Penix on the first drive. It wasn’t just a lethargic game, it was a bad game from Penix. I didn’t drop UW in my team power rankings, and even though I was tempted to change up with Penix here, I’m keeping the same energy. That Oregon performance doesn’t get completely washed away in a week’s time.