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This Week in Pac-12 Football - Week 10

Nov 1, 2023
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CFP DEBUT:  The first CFP rankings of the 2023 season were released this week with the Pac-12 having 6 teams listed, tied with the SEC for the most of any conference.  Dating back to last season, it’s the 5th straight CFP rankings with 6 Pac-12 teams included.

Washington was the highest ranked Pac-12 team at #5 with Oregon right behind them at #6.  It’s the 3rd time the Pac-12 has had 2 teams in the Top 10 of a season’s initial CFP rankings (2019, 2022) and only the second time the Pac-12 has had 2 teams in the Top 6 of any CFP rankings (Nov. 11, 2014:  #2 Oregon & #6 Arizona State).

BOWL BOUND:  The Pac-12 is 1 of 2 conferences with 6 teams already bowl eligible for this season:  Washington, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah

  • Needs 1 win:  Arizona

  • Needs 2 wins:  Colorado, Washington State

  • Needs 3 wins:  California

  • Needs 4 wins:  Stanford

INSIDE MAN:  This season, the Outland Trophy is giving out a national player of the week for the first time to the top offensive/defensive lineman.  This week, Arizona State center Leif Fautanu became the first ever Pac-12 winner as he helped guide the Sun Devil offense to over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns in their win over Washington State.

SEMI-TRUCKIN’:  3 national awards named the semifinalists for their annual awards this week with the Pac-12 well represented on each:

    Jim Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back) - 2 of 15 semifinalists

  • Safety Cole Bishop, Utah

  • CB Travis Hunter, Colorado

    Lombardi Award (Top Lineman) - 3 of 12 semifinalists

  • DE Jonah Ellis, Utah

  • OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

  • DE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

    Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year - 2 of 14 semifinalists

  • WR/KR Zachariah Branch, USC

  • OL Parker Brailsford, Washington

WALK ON:  The Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding former walk-on, announced its nominees for 2023 with the 11 of the 12 Pac-12 schools represented.

  • CB Treydan Stukes, Arizona

  • DL B.J. Green, Arizona State

  • TE Jack Endries, California

  • TE Michael Harrison, Colorado

  • ILB Bryce Boettcher, Oregon

  • OL Tanner Miller, Oregon State

  • LB Spencer Jorgensen, Stanford

  • DB Alex Johnson, UCLA

  • PK Denis Lynch, USC

  • QB Bryson Barnes, Utah

  • LB Kyle Thornton, Washington State

WEEK 11:  Game times and TV networks announced this week:

     Saturday, November 11, 2023

  • 11:00am PT / 12:00pm MT - Arizona at Colorado (Pac-12 Network)

  • 1:00pm PT - Washington State at Cal (ESPN2)

  • 2:30pm PT - Stanford at Oregon State (Pac-12 Network)

  • 6:00pm PT / 7:00pm MT - Arizona State at UCLA (Pac-12 Network)

2 game selections have been held as 6-day picks by the television partners and will be announced no later than Sunday, November 5:

  • USC at Oregon

  • Utah at Washington