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Big 12, PAC-12 Power Poll Week Eight

Oct 17, 2023, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:18 pm

Devaughn Vele #17 of the Utah Utes throws a pass on a trick play against the California Golden Bear...

Devaughn Vele #17 of the Utah Utes throws a pass on a trick play against the California Golden Bears during the first half of their game at Rice-Eccles Stadium October 14, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The college football season is fully underway and that means it’s time for week eight of the Big 12, PAC-12 Power Poll.

Each Tuesday on 97.5 the KSL Sports Zone, Jake Scott, Ben Anderson, and Sarah Houssain rank the 26 teams in the Big 12 and PAC-12 throughout the season.

Based on this season’s developments, here’s a look at the week eight reactions for the Big-PAC Power Poll.

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Week Eight: Big 12 PAC-12 Power Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD LAST RESULT NEXT OPPONENT LAST RANKING
Week Eight
26 Arizona State 1-5 BYE @ Washington 6-0 25
25 Cincinnati 2-4 L Iowa State 30-10 vs. Baylor 2-4 23
24 Baylor 2-4 BYE @ Cincinnati 2-4 22
23 Stanford 2-4 W Colorado 46-43 vs. UCLA 4-2 26
22 California 3-4 L Utah 34-14 BYE 21
21 Colorado 3-3 L Stanford 46-43 BYE 18
20 Houston 3-3 W West Virginia 41-39 vs. Texas 5-1 24
19 Central Florida 3-3 BYE @ Oklahoma 6-0 20
18 Texas Tech 3-4 L Kansas State 38-21 @ BYU 4-2 17
17 BYU 4-2 L TCU 44-11 vs. Texas Tech 12
16 TCU 4-3 W BYU 44-11 @ Kansas State 4-2 19
15 Washington State 4-2 L Arizona 44-6 @ Oregon 5-1 8
14 West Virginia 4-2 L Houston 41-39 vs. Oklahoma State 4-2 11
13 Iowa State 4-3 W Cincinnati 30-10 BYE 15
12 Kansas State 4-2 W Texas Tech 38-21 vs. TCU 4-3 16
11 Kansas 5-2 L Oklahoma State 39-32 BYE 10
10 UCLA 4-2 L Oregon State 36-24 @ Stanford 2-4 9
9 Oklahoma State 4-2 W Kansas 39-32 @ West Virginia 4-2 14
8 Arizona 4-3 W Washington State 44-6 BYE 13
7 USC 6-1 L Notre Dame 48-20 vs. Utah 5-1 4
6 Utah 5-1 W California 34-14 @ USC 6-1 7
5 Oregon State 6-1 W UCLA 36-24 BYE 6
4 Oregon 5-1 L Washington 36-33 vs. Washington State 4-2 2
3 Texas 5-1 BYE @ Houston 3-3 5
2 Oklahoma 6-0 BYE vs. Central Florida 3-3 3
1 Washington 6-0 W Oregon 36-33 vs. Arizona State 1-5 1

Washington remains atop the poll after knocking off Oregon it a tough game at home.

BYU dropped five spots to 17 after a difficult showing the road against TCU, while Utah climbed from seven to six after righting the ship against California at Rice Eccles Stadium.

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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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