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Pac-12 rankings

Published: Saturday, July 4 2015 9:26 p.m. MDT

Pac12 rankings

Mike Sorensen looks at how the Pac-12 stacks up going into Week 5.

1. Stanford (3-0)

Last week: Bye

This week: Home vs. UCLA, 8:30 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: The Cardinal lead the nation in rushing defense at 36 yards per game and are also fourth in scoring defense, holding opponents to 9 points a game.

2. Oregon (3-1)

Last week: Defeated Arizona 56-31

This week: Bye

Note: Running back LaMichael James jumped into the Heisman Trophy race with his record-setting 288-yard rushing game last week.

3. Arizona State (3-1)

Last week: Defeated USC 43-22

This week: Home vs. Oregon State, 8:30 p.m. MT, FS-AZ

Note: The Sun Devils should cruise against the winless Beavers before their big road game at Utah next week.

4. USC (3-1)

Last week: Lost to Arizona State 43-22

This week: Home vs. Arizona, 1:30 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: Receiver Robert Woods has 41 catches already this year for 492 yards and 4 touchdowns.

5. Utah (2-1)

Last week: Bye

This week: Home vs. Washington, 5 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: Kyle Whittingham is 6-0 coming off bye weeks and the Utes haven't lost after a bye week since 1996.

6. Cal (3-1)

Last week: Lost to Washington 31-23

This week: Bye

Note: Former Cottonwood High star Isi Sofele ranks 6th in the Pac-12 in rushing with 95 yards per game.

7. Washington (3-1)

Last week: Beat Cal 31-23

This week: At Utah, 5 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: The Huskies are 6-0 all-time against Utah, but have never played in Salt Lake City.

8. Washington State (2-1)

Last week: Bye

This week: At Colorado, 1:30 p.m. MT, FCS-Pacific

Note: Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael, who leads the Pac-12 in passing offense, will face the league's best pass defense in Boulder.

9. Colorado (1-3)

Last week: Lost to Ohio State 37-17

This week: Home vs. Washington State, 1:30 p.m. MT, FCS-Pacific

Note: Quarterback Tyler Hansen is third in the league in passing yards and fourth in total offense.

10. UCLA (2-2)

Last week: Defeated Oregon State 27-19

This week: At Stanford, 8:30 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: Bruins are second in Pac-12 in rushing and Derrick Coleman has two 100-yard games.

11. Arizona (1-3)

Last week: Lost to Oregon 56-31

This week: At USC, 1:30 p.m. MT, FSN

Note: Freshman placekicker Will Oliver is 6-of-6 on field goals and 11-of-11 on PATs this year.

12. Oregon State (0-3)

Last week: Lost to UCLA 27-19

This week: At Arizona State, 8:30 p.m. MT, FS-AZ

Note: The Beavers are hoping to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1996.Mike Sorenson looks at how the Pac-12 stacks up going into Week 5.

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