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Pac-12 power rankings, Week 3

Ranking/team (overall record, Pac-12 record, streak)

1. Southern California (2-0, 0-0, W2)

Last week: W, 59-9, vs. Idaho

This week: vs. Stanford, 5 p.m. Saturday (ABC)

Comment: Trojans might actually need Cody Kessler for full game against Stanford.

2. UCLA (2-0, 0-0, W2)

Last week: W, 37-3, at UNLV

This week: vs. BYU, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (FOX Sports 1)

Comment: Josh Rosen had off-day at UNLV, so Bruins only won by 34.

3. Oregon (1-1, 0-0, L1)

Last week: L, 31-28, at Michigan State

This week: vs. Georgia State, 11 a.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Had plenty of chances to win in East Lansing. Will have even more against Georiga State, with or without Vernon Adams.

4. Utah (2-0, 0-0, W2)

Last week: W, 24-14, vs. Utah State

This week: at Fresno State, 7 p.m. Saturday (CBS Sports Network)

Comment: Utes’ defense will have to be particularly stout, now that QB Travis Wilson is hurt.

5. Arizona (2-0, 0-0, W2)

Last week: W, 44-20, at Nevada

This week: vs. Northern Arizona, 8 p.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Wildcats should lobby Cupcake Royale to sponsor nonconference schedule.

6. California (2-0, 0-0, W2)

Last week: W, 35-7, vs. San Diego State

This week: at Texas, 4:30 p.m. Saturday (FOX)

Comment: Have to like Bears’ chances at Texas this week after thumping of SDSU.

7. Arizona State (1-1, 0-0, W1)

Last week: W, 35-21, vs. Cal Poly

This week: vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m. Friday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Todd Graham-coached teams shouldn’t struggle to beat Cal Poly.

8. Stanford (1-1, 0-0, W1)

Last week: W, 31-7, vs. UCF

This week: at USC, 5 p.m. Saturday (ABC)

Comment: Tough test for Cardinal’s offense at USC.

9. Washington (1-1, 0-0, W1)

Last week: W, 49-0, vs. Sacramento State

This week: vs. Utah State, 2 p.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Young players (Browning, Gaskin) showed promise in easy win over Sac State.

10. Colorado (1-1, 0-0, W1)

Last week: W, 48-14, vs. Massachusetts

This week: vs. Colorado State, 4 p.m. Saturday (CBS Sports Network)

Comment: Blowout win over UMass was confidence boost for struggling Buffaloes.

11. Washington State (1-1, 0-0, W1)

Last week: W, 37-34, at Rutgers

This week: vs. Wyoming, 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Now, Portland State and Rutgers need to play each other.

12. Oregon State (1-1, 0-0, L1)

Last week: L, 35-7, at Michigan

This week: vs. San Jose State, 5 p.m. Saturday (Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Looks like Year 1 in Corvallis could be a long one for Gary Andersen.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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