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    1. [2021] Week 7 Headlines

      Jets Come Crashing Back to Earth The defense continues to play poorly as the Fins win by multiple scores
    2. [2021] Week 7 PAC-12 Power Rankings

      It's disappointing, we were doing well with Lockwood (beat ASU, lost to TCU by 5 and Utah on the road by 3) but the offense can't get its shit together without a QB out there
    3. Draft Pick Ownership Chart

      This makes my job a lot easier for the next draft, so thanks!
    4. [2021] Week #7 - 1 PM

      Considering what they did to us in our last game... co-sign
    5. [2021] Week #7 - Saturday Morning

      The Messiah has arrived!!
    6. Not too much going on this week due to byes, but some movements occur around the top. 12. Stanford Cardinal (0-4, 0-3 PAC) -- 11. California Golden Bears (0-4, 0-2 PAC) -- 10. Washington State Cougars (2-2, 1-1 PAC) -- 9. USC Trojans (1-3, 1-1 PAC) -- All four were on bye, so not much going on there. Stanford has the toughest test, facing an incredibly hot Utah team on the road, so I'd expect them to stay in the basement for now. Cal travels to Washington in a potentially winnable game if Jake Davis falters. Wazzu is at Clemson, and I don't expect them to win that one. USC hosts Oregon, and as long as Marc Lockwood is out this offense probably can't function well enough to win. 8. Washington Huskies (2-3, 1-3 PAC) -- Oregon State is good now? I'm still not wholly convinced, but Washington lost by 15 at home to the Beavs. Jake Davis was just alright, the running game wasn't the focus and still couldn't get anything going, and the defense couldn't stop a nosebleed. If they can't beat Cal this week going into a bye, their bowl chances look really bad. If they can win, there are definitely at least 3 winnable games left on the schedule. It's somewhat of a crucial turning point coming off of 3 consecutive losses. Next: vs Cal 7. Colorado Buffaloes (3-1, 1-1 PAC) -- The Buffs were on bye this week. Based on their wins being bad and their only loss being to a team that I'd call passable at best, I think the Buffs will begin to tumble down the rankings as they begin playing more PAC South teams. A loss this week is almost certainly coming as Arizona looks for a bounceback game, and outside of games vs Marshall and Cal (I'm assuming USC will be decent when the QB comes back) I don't think the Buffs will be favored in a single remaining game. A bowl is definitely in sight, but past that I'm not so sure, especially if Latavious Murray can't stave off the injury big. Next: vs Arizona 6. Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2, 2-1 PAC) -- The Devils went strong into the bye coming off of a win against Colorado. Still, they've beaten two of the worst teams in the conference and their conference loss is to a team that currently only has one win. After a winnable game this week, they're probably underdogs in their next four games. This is a dangerous team that could easily pull off an upset or two if the defense shows up, though. Next: vs Northern Illinois 5. #22 Oregon Ducks (3-1, 2-1 PAC) ↓1 Oregon is still a really good team, and was on bye this past week; they only move down due to the performance of another team. They only squeaked past a Washington team in their last team that just got dominated by cross-state rivals Oregon State and that moves them down. They should win this week against QB-less USC and follow that up with 4 games they should also win. Their last two against Utah and at Oregon State certainly determine the outcome of this season, but they're likely a 10-win team when it's all said and done. Next: @ USC 4. UCLA Bruins (2-2, 1-2 PAC) ↓1 The Bruins easily put away last year's FCS Champs EWU 42-10 behind a solid air attack from Steven Gore; the fact that the running game couldn't even muster 4 YPC, and was 6 rushes for 7 yards besides a fluky TD run is a bit troubling. They get another matchup in UTSA this week that they should win; but the Roadrunners do have sneaky talent. If this was a road game I'd be a bit more troubled, but the Bruins should take care of business at home. Next: vs UTSA 3. Oregon State Beavers (5-0, 3-0 PAC) ↑2 The Beavs have officially shown up this season. The team's first bowl since their inaugural 2014 season is all but clinched, and one more win matches that team's OSU record of 6 wins in a season. This team plays UMass at home soon, so they'll at least tie the record, and I think they'll blaze past that. Credit to the revolving door of coaches thus far. The team's performance this week convinced me that they're here to stay - and it's impressive when you consider they've had 3 coaches already. A win against Colorado this week guarantees their second bowl, and even if that fails they should win at California the following week. In the event that fails, a win against UMass at home should do it. Next: vs Colorado 2. #12 Arizona Wildcats (4-1, 3-1 PAC) ↓1 A close call for the Wildcats this week, but an injury to Shane Strong caused them to falter in a close loss to Utah. The defense could not stop Donald Culver and backup RB Jonah Mobley was bad; even still, a 3-point loss isn't that bad... though it was at home. Arizona is still a playoff contender if they win out, and maybe even if they suffer another loss (as long as they win the PAC). However, I have a hard time seeing them winning their division now, let alone the conference. Outside of a trip to Oregon State, the remaining schedule is laughably easy and this team will almost certainly hit 10 wins. But the loss this week really hurts this team's aspirations. I expect them to inflict revenge on Colorado this week. Next: @ Colorado 1. #14 Utah Utes (5-0, 4-0 PAC) ↑1 Congratulations are in order to coach owensr37; I really didn't expect the Utes to pull this one off. Sure, Shane Strong was injured, but the defense held up and Donald Culver did just enough against an impressive Wildcats defense to pull off the victory. The Utes have now defeated all of their main competition in the PAC South already (their only remaining division games are @ASU and vs Colorado, both of which they should win). Even with games against Oregon State and Oregon remaining, they should be able to take at least one. The Utes are officially now national contenders - as long as Donald Culver stays healthy. Next: vs Stanford
    7. [2021] Week 6 Headlines

      Bienvenido a Miami Jets leave early for Miami in anticipation of next week's undefeated SNF matchup
    8. [2021] Week #6 - 1 PM

      You can't even LeCount the number of wins the Lions will have with Shell
    9. If you'd like to be a replacement pollster for this week pls respond to this status. You'd need to submit by tomorrow at midnight EST

      1. rabidsnowman


        I don't want to get in the way if other people volunteer, I've got plenty on my plate at this point, but I'd be happy to do it if nobody else steps up.

      2. tsweezy


        Yes please, count me in!

      3. ZackTyzwyz
    10. One premier game at the top of the power rankings and lots of byes for the shit tier. Let's get to it. 12. Stanford Cardinal (0-4, 0-3 PAC) -- Still winless, the Cardinal continue to hit new lows as they lost to the Beavers of Oregon State by multiple scores at home (though at this point, that's honestly not terrible). Still, that BGSU loss keeps them in the basement at bare minimum at least until they win a game. Congrats on a top 10 recruiting class thus far, though. Next: Bye 11. California Golden Bears (0-4, 0-2 PAC) -- A 7-point comeback by Wazzu in the 4th quarter, including a 40 yard scamper by RB Bill Hoffman who'd been mostly contained to that point, resulted in a 4th straight loss for the Bears. What has happened to BLT? He has just 1 pick in 4 games and let up 8 receptions for 118 yards and a TD to Wazzu freshman 2/4.5 wideout Luke Sikuli. This can't be what Quasar expected to start like going into the year. Next: Bye 10. Washington State Cougars (2-2, 1-1 PAC) -- Congrats to ape on the win and all, but it was against a pretty unimpressive team in Cal and required a 4th quarter comeback to happen at all. This team is composed of a lot of freshman on offense so some struggles will happen, obviously, but a mix of some talented players on defense has been relatively disappointing as they've allowed nearly 30 PPG against a relatively weak schedule. Next: Bye 9. USC Trojans (1-3, 1-1 PAC) ↓3 The Trojans' offensive output against Arizona was pitiful. In fact, barring a 40 yard endaround from Marc Ponder in garbage time in the 4th quarter, USC did not score a point. Part of that can be blamed on QB Sebastian Reardon, who by all accounts did not look good in practice and looked even worse in the game, but RB Bernard Shook could have performed better to pick up the load while the Trojans' starter is injured. USC and 1-5 looks like destiny at this point. Next: Bye 8. Washington Huskies (2-2, 1-2 PAC) -- One week after looking pathetic against Arizona, Jake Davis looked a lot better in Oregon this week, putting up 300 yards and 3 TD against a solid Ducks defense. It was a close game, but Washington's defense could not handle Trevon Yeldon in any way, shape, or form, and Oregon pulled out with a close win. The Huskies go ahead of USC by sheer virtue of the close loss to a good Ducks squad (#qualityloss). If they can handle their next game, it'll go a long way towards conference relevancy this season. Next: vs Oregon State 7. Colorado Buffaloes (3-1, 1-1 PAC) ↓2 I figured it was coming, but Colorado was a bit exposed against ASU this week. The offense couldn't move the ball against a PAC opponent once again thanks to Latavious Murray's injury, but the Sun Devils (unlike Stanford) actually have an offense that can move the ball against good opposition and it showed. Israel Carlson moved the ball consistently and QB Parker Townsend added a long rush, and Elijah Corey wasn't good enough to move the ball. Evan Torres has been incredibly disappointing WITH Murray in the game, and looked even worse without him. Until Murray gets healthy I don't know how this team is going to win any games without significant help on defense. Next: Bye 6. Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2, 2-1 PAC) ↑3 ASU looked solid against Colorado, helped out by the aforementioned Murray injury, and cruised to a win with their ball control offense. They've got to be disappointed the matchup against USC came before Marc Lockwood's injury, since they'd easily win a rematch with them right now. This team is still relatively average, but I can definitely see a path to a bowl with only 3 PAC wins needed (I'm assuming they'll cruise past NIU). Next: Bye 5. Oregon State Beavers (4-0, 2-0 PAC) ↑2 Well, they did it. A second PAC-12 win in two tries. Past all my doubts that they could even hang with the bottom they've won their first two conference matchups for the first time ever. They're technically against 2 of the bottom 3 teams in the PAC, but that's still damn good compared to historical OSU squads. Lloyd Samuels looked great last year and he has continued that to over a 5 YPC this season. A bowl game is almost certainly happening, as they only need to beat UMass at home and grab one more PAC win. This team could easily start 8-0, but based on history I'm not going to crown them higher until they beat someone in the upper echelon. Next: @ Washington 4. #25 Oregon Ducks (3-1, 2-1 PAC) -- The Yeldons Ducks squeaked past Washington, with the defense surprisingly struggling against Huskies QB Jake Davis. Blake Martin had a pick and a sack to move to 3 sacks and 2 picks this year, but CB Tre'Davious Dikes was sloppy defensively. Following the loss to UCLA, if this team wants to take the PAC North they'll need to take care of business against the rest of the North teams in a more clear fashion than they did against the Huskies. Next: Bye 3. UCLA Bruins (1-2, 1-2 PAC) -- UCLA isn't budging from the top 3 next week barring an extreme upset from Eastern Washington, a team that lost by 35 to Washington State. They could easily end up sweeping through their remaining schedule, as I don't think there's any significantly hard competition remaining. But in this conference, they'll probably drop a couple of games. Next: vs Eastern Washington 2. #21 Utah Utes (3-0, 2-0 PAC) -- Donald Culver reportedly took the bye and relaaaaaxed, as he was spotted by locals at the local Massage Envy every day. That will hopefully get his arm back into throwing shape for this week's incredibly important game in Tucson. The Wildcat defense has been stifling, allowing just 11 PPG through 4 games, so he'll need to be at his best for the Utes to pull off the upset. Next: @ Arizona 1. #5 Arizona Wildcats (4-0, 3-0 PAC) -- If Arizona can pull off the win this week, they'll have already pushed off all of their main competition in the PAC South less than halfway into the season. The Wildcats defense as mentioned before is great, but their secondary can be exploited by good QBs such as Utes QB Donald Culver. The Wildcats cruised to a win against USC this past week, as USC's backup QB was... not good. Culver is much much better, and with his renewed health the Utes have a chance at the upset. I don't think the chances are high, as Arizona is healthy and this team is as complete as they come. Next: vs Utah
    11. [2021] Week 5 Headlines

      Jets Shootout With Ravens Yields Casualties Jets beat Ravens 45-38, but lose 3 defensive starters to injury; a matchup of undefeateds in Miami looms after the Jets' bye.
    12. [2021] Week #5 - MNF

      We've let up 30+ to the Ravens and Bills at home, we just lost 3 of our starters, can't wait to see how our next game at Miami goes!
    13. Early Season PAC-12 Award Leaders

      Nate Garrett for freshman DPOY
    14. Man, I was optimistic for the PAC going into this past week... and look what it gets me. The conference performed terribly as a whole this week, and I'm most disappointed in my performance - well, at least besides the bottom 2. Anyway, let's get to it. 12. Stanford Cardinal (0-3, 0-2 PAC) ↓1 >losing to 0-2 MAC team Bowling Green at home while ''"being a Power-5 conference team.""" At least they're recruiting well. Next: vs Oregon State 11. California Golden Bears (0-3, 0-2 PAC) ↑1 Cal only gets the pleasure of leaving the basement due to the technicality of Stanford's loss being more embarrassing, somehow. Cal lost by 20 to a Kansas team that in the first quarter, lost one of their two active receivers to an ACL injury. Their ""'defense""" let up 41 points to a team with one wide receiver. It just goes to show that performing as a defense is more of performing as a unit than it is any individual talent (COUGH COUGH COUGH, BLT). This team is sad, and it wouldn't surprise me to see them back in the basement as soon as next week if they lose to a Wazzu team that looks nearly as unimpressive. Next: vs Washington State 10. Washington State Cougars (1-2, 0-2 PAC) ↓2 Wazzu might as well be 0-3 when you consider that their only win is against an FCS team. Losing to two teams that prior to this season were easily two of the bottom tier teams in this conference, first to Oregon State (reminder that that was OSU's first conference win in four seasons) and now to Arizona State. ASU isn't a bad team, but if WSU wants to be considered a good team they shouldn't be losing to them at home. If this team falters this week against a Cal team that has looked pretty damn pathetic themselves, a nice trip to the basement probably awaits them - not what coach ape probably wanted or expected going into this season. And this rounds out what is easily the bottom 3 - and all North teams, too. Next: @ California 9. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2, 1-1 PAC) ↑1 Look, a team to be positive about! The Sun Devils pulled off their first win of the season, going into Pullman and riding Israel Carlson's 200+ yards and 3 TD on the ground to take the game. Parker Townsend was also very impressive as a passer with 75% completion, 8 YPA, and 2 TD to 0 INT. The defense wasn't great but Wazzu's offense is still good and this was probably always going to be a close game. I'm not super optimistic for this team going forward as they're likely still the worst team in the South, and are coming off a double-digit loss to a USC team that will soon be reeling. Still, they should put up a tough fight against every team they play at minimum. Next: vs Colorado 8. Washington Huskies (2-1, 1-1 PAC) ↓2 The Hooskies were a bit exposed in their loss in Tucson, as Jake Davis put up one of the worst games of his career with just 50% completion, with 0 TD and 2 INT on 36 attempts. The positive news is that this team plays in the North, where according to these rankings they're still in the top half of the teams in the division. The negative news is that they play likely the best team in the North this week in Oregon, so they better get their shit together quickly. Next: @ Oregon 7. Oregon State Beavers (3-0, 1-0 PAC) -- The Beavs were the only PAC team on bye this week, and chaos erupted around them. That said, I'm not quite ready to move them up until they pull off another PAC win. With Stanford moving into the bottom spot in these rankings, and Oregon State getting them at home this week, a win would prove the Wazzu game wasn't a fluke, while a loss would sadly show that it was more luck than anything. It's still only one PAC win in the last 3 seasons. I think it's fair to remain skeptical until they can win multiple conference games. But still, who would have thought they'd be the second highest ranked North team at any point this season?! Good on ya, Beavs. Next: vs Stanford 6. USC Trojans (1-2, 1-1 PAC) ↓2 Maybe I'm biased, but I think that I had a good shot to win the game this week without injury - QB Marc Lockwood tore his rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, and while he played the rest of the game the team couldn't adjust while trying to run out the clock. The defense played admirably, allowing 20 points to a Utah offense that had been humming. One play and this could have gone the other way. Unfortunately, this team is probably gonna start losing and losing quickly. 2.5/3 redshirt sophomore QB Sebastian Reardon now comes in as the starter and will start in games vs Arizona, vs Oregon, and @ Oklahoma State, all of which are very good teams. I would not be surprised to see this team at 1-5 in a month - Reardon may be better than anyone knows, but the odds of that seem slim. Next: vs #6 Arizona 5. Colorado Buffaloes (3-0, 2-0 PAC) -- The Buffs took care of business, beating in-state rival Colorado State on the road by 8. It's not a bad win by any means, but I'm still concerned about this Buffs team. Beating MTSU is nothing, beating CSU is alright, and in their one conference game thus far they could only muster 13 points at home against a Stanford team that just allowed 35 to a Bowling Green team that, while it may sound like I think they're terrible in this column, has what would most likely be one of the worst if not worst PAC offense. I'm not so sure they'll beat the Sun Devils this week, but I can't really drop a team that is undefeated and took care of business this week. Next: @ Arizona State 4. #24 Oregon Ducks (2-1, 1-1 PAC) ↓3 in hindsight, I may have been a bit too bullish on this team. Tough loss for the Ducks, but you can't say it wasn't definitive. They lost by 15 to the Bruins, and outside of an 88-yard touchdown (I mean, don't get me wrong that's super impressive and part of his job) Trevon Yeldon struggled to move the rock all game with a 4.0 YPC and 0 TD otherwise on 24 other carries. The defense, meanwhile, let Steven Gore do whatever the hell he wanted through the air even though coaches who don't play in the Pac-12 know he's going to air the ball out. They're still definitively the favorites to win the North, though. After this performance against Gore I would be worried about Jake Davis airing out the ball this week, and with Oregon dealing with multiple injuries on offense, including a new one to starting OG Trevor York, I could see a second straight falter occuring. Next: vs Washington 3. UCLA Bruins (1-2, 1-2 PAC) ↑7 Is moving up a 1-2 team 7 spots in a conference that sports just 12 teams a bit drastic? Maybe, but UCLA was one of the preseason favorites for a reason and I think they finally showed what they're capable of in their dominating win over Oregon this week. Steven Gore was good Steven Gore instead of the 5-interception Steven Gore he was against this same team last season, and that loss to Utah doesn't look as bad as it once was. With two losses to the teams above them in these rankings (both of whom play in the South), a South title doesn't seem likely, but I think they can pull out a good season - their 3 OOC games are easy as hell and I don't think they'll struggle to win many of their remaining games, unless Steven Gore pulls a last season Steven Gore against one of the conference's good secondaries. Still, this gives the team a lot of momentum heading into the bye before they play an EWU team that Wazzu of all teams already destroyed. Next: Bye 2. #21 Utah Utes (3-0, 2-0 PAC) ↑1 The Utes pulled off a nice win against USC this week, showing their defense could show up in important games too. Donald Culver continues to be one of the more underrated QBs in the nation, and he was solid this week though he struggled a bit when targeting Donovan Singleton-Blake. Still, with Culver spreading the ball around and the defense spreading the love both with sacks (a nice 3 from 3 players this week) and turnovers, this team looks a lot scarier than anyone anticipated in preseason. With a bye this week, they get a week to prepare to travel to the #1 team in these rankings. Next: Bye 1. #6 Arizona Wildcats (3-0, 2-0 PAC) ↑1 The Wildcats had a nice showing against Washington this week, destroying Jake Davis while showing great efficiency on offense. There's a reason they were considered early favorites in the conference. With Oregon destroying my optimism for them this week, I think the Wildcats are the odds-on favorite to win the PAC this year and frankly at this point I would be surprised if they didn't. Up next this week is a trip to the Coliseum to face a USC team that lost their starting QB. While this is obviously good on the surface, it also means Zona doesn't know exactly what to expect offensively going into the game. It probably doesn't matter, though, as this defense is talented enough to stop whatever the Trojans throw at them. Next: @ USC