Pac-12 football power rankings, Week 2: USC, Arizona shine in openers

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This week, USC and Arizona were two teams that were great in their season openers. Which other Pac-12 football teams played well in Week 1?

Where are you going?
Don’t leave me alone.
How do I follow you
Into the unknown?

Into the Unknown by Idina Menzel

There are lots of unknowns in the Pac-12 this season. How will Oregon adapt with new head coach Dan Lanning? The Ducks want to keep that SEC feel by hiring the former Georgia defensive coordinator. Can all of the new pieces at USC congeal in time for the Trojans to compete for a Pac-12 title and possible playoff spot?

What will the fallout be from all of the transfers from Arizona State? Are the Oregon Ducks a serious contender? Can Michael Penix Jr. stay healthy for an entire season? Is Utah already out of the playoff race despite playing well in their close loss to Florida?

There are many other questions in the conference going into week two. There was not much to learn about most teams in the conference since many of them played FCS or Group of Five opponents.

Utah lost but still sits atop the rankings because of how well they played. Oregon is near the bottom because of how poorly they played.

Here are the Pac-12 power rankings heading into Week 2.

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