Pac 12 Power Rankings Week 11: Oregon, Arizona State Remain On Top

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Nov 8, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) and tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) react to scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Oregon won 51-27. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

team. 105. And just like that, the Oregon Ducks are back in the race for the College Football Playoff easily. So why did we bump them to No. 2 after thrashing a ranked Pac-12 opponent?Because that thrashing was helped by a fluke play in which they recovered a fumble and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. That completely changed the game against Utah, and we’re nog going to give Oregon too much credit for that. <p>But don’t freak out. This team controls its own destiny still to accomplish everything it wants to accomplish. Marcus Mariota is turning into a serious superstar for the Ducks, and the defense has been pretty darn good as well. What really sticks out, though, is that the Ducks have been able to play a physical brand of football up front, something we never saw in the past.</p> <p>The best part about this team is its two easiest games, Colorado and Oregon State, are the last two of the season. That means it may have clinched the Pac-12 North as long as there are no slip-ups. This team is in a great position right now. But we can’t put them at No. 1 in the Pac-12 because…</p>. 9-1 (6-1). Previous: 1st. Oregon Ducks. 2