This week in Pac-12 football
By the Pac-12 Conference
AROUND THE PAC-12
THE RANKINGS: After big wins last weekend, No. 22 UCLA and No. 24 Arizona join No. 2 USC, No. 4 Oregon and No. 21 Stanford in this week's Top 25. The Wildcats make their first appearance since Nov. 21, 2010, while the Bruins make their first appearance since Sept. 2, 2008. The last time five conference teams appeared in the same poll - Sept. 19, 2010 with No. 5 Oregon, No. 14 Arizona, No. 16 Stanford No. 20 USC, and No. 24 Oregon State.
RECAPPING LAST WEEK: The Pac-12 had great success against teams from other BCS conferences, posting a 6-1 record with wins over three teams ranked in the AP Top 25 as Oregon State knocked off No. 13 Wisconsin, UCLA defeated No. 16 Nebraska, and Arizona dispatched No. 18 Oklahoma State. The last time the league defeated three AP ranked teams in one day? You need to go back to January 1, 1985 when No. 14 UCLA defeated No. 13 Miami in the Fiesta Bowl, No. 18 USC beat No. 6 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, and No. 4 Washington upended No. 2 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.
PAC-12 COACHING DEBUTS A SUCCESS: There were 28 teams with new head coaches in the FBS this season. Of those 28, six have started the season with 2-0 records. Three of those six hail from the Pac-12 - Arizona's Rich Rodriguez, Arizona State's Todd Graham, and UCLA's Jim Mora.
ZERO TO 60: Pac-12 teams have been operating at a furious pace through the first two weeks of the season as eight teams are averaging better than 30 points per game, while six teams are racking up better than 440 yards of total offense, led by UCLA's 649.5 yards per game. Here's a look at the numbers:
0 - Successful 2-point conversions by the opposition against the Pac-12 in five attempts.
1 - UCLA senior RB Johnathan Franklin's national rankings in rushing (215.5) and all-purpose (249.5) yardage.
2 - Four players had two interceptions each last weekend - Arizona's Jared Tevis, Arizona State's Carlos Mendoza, Stanford's Ed Reynolds, USC's Dion Bailey.
3 - Victories over ranked opponents Saturday.
4 - Pac-12 teams with three or more interceptions this season. Arizona State has forced an NCAA-leading 6 interceptions.
5 - Total number of penalties committed by ASU this season. It averaged 8.0 penalties per game last season.
6 - Touchdown passes by USC senior QB Matt Barkley in win over Syracuse. His third career 6 TD performance.
7 - Points allowed by Oregon State in win over Wisconsin. The Badgers averaged 39.25 points per game from 2009-2011.
8 - Average yards gained per play by UCLA, tops in the Pac-12.
9 - Utah's win total (9-0) when senior RB John White rushes for 100 yards or more in a game.
10 - TD passes thrown this season by USC's Matt Barkley, the FBS leader for touchdown passes.
11 - Oregon senior RB Kenjon Barner's ranking among the nation's leading rushers. The Pac-12 has three running backs ranked in the top-11 in the FBS.
12 - 100-yard rushing performances turned in by Pac-12 running backs this season.
13 - First downs Oregon State limited Wisconsin.
14 - Pac-12 single-game high tackles by Arizona LB Jake Fisher in win over No. 18 Oklahoma State.
15 - Average points scored per game by Pac-12 leaders Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, USC's Marqise Lee, Oregon's Kenjon Barner and D'Anthony Thomas. That quartet is tied for third nationally.
16 - Combined turnover margin by the Pac-12, which leads all BCS conferences (SEC-14, Big Ten-9, Big 12-8, ACC- -2, Big East- -4).
17 - Pac-12 victories over non-conference opponents this season (Pac-12 best is 32 during the 2002 season).
18 - Passes defended by Arizona through two games, ranking third nationally.
19 - UCLA scrimmage plays of 20-yards or longer, leads the FBS.
20 - Victories by Pac-12 teams over AP ranked non-conference opponents since 2008.
21 - Tackles for loss posted by Arizona State, tied for third in FBS.
22 - Combined number of true freshmen (10) and redshirt freshmen (12) that have seen action at Stanford.
23 - First downs allowed by Utah in two games. It's 11.5 first downs per game allowed leads the Pac-12 and ranks seventh nationally.
24 - Points scored by Arizona sophomore RB Ka'Deem Carey in the win over No. 18 Oklahoma State, a Pac-12 single-game high.
25 - Wins by Stanford in its last 28 home games (.893).
26 - Consecutive games in which California junior WR Keenan Allen has caught a pass - every game in which he has played.
27 - Tackles this season by Arizona junior LB Jake Fischer, the Pac-12 leader.
28 - Carries by Colorado freshman FB Christian Powell in his first career start against Sacramento State, rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns.
29 - Completions by Oregon State sophomore QB Sean Mannion in the win over Wisconsin. He tallied 276 yards through the air and now has 3,604 passing yards for his career, which ranks sixth on the OSU career list.
30 - Different ASU players credited with a tackle this season.
31 - Fourth quarter rushing attempts by Arizona in its two wins, accounting for more than one-third of its total attempts.
32 - Career rushing TDs by Arizona State senior RB Cameron Marshall. Tied for third all-time at ASU, he needs seven to equal the school mark of 39 set by Woody Green (1971-73).
33 - Number of completions in 43 attempts (.767) this season for Arizona State sophomore QB Taylor Kelly.
34 - Consecutive weeks ranked in the AP Top 25 by the Stanford Cardinal, tied for fifth among active streaks in the FBS.
35 - Rushing yards allowed by Oregon State vs. No. 13 Wisconsin.
36 - Career victories by Oregon coach Chip Kelly in 42 games (.857 winning percentage).
37 - Combined receptions by USC WRs Marqise Lee (21) and Robert Woods (16) to make up 37 of Matt Barkley's 46 completions.
38 - California senior QB Zach Maynard's career passing TD total (18 with Buffalo, 20 with California).
39 - Average number of points Stanford has scored in its last five meetings with USC, posting a 4-1 record in that span.
40 - Anniversary of 1972 USC national championship team. Pat Haden, the current USC Athletics Director, was a sophomore QB on that squad.
41 - Yards needed by UCLA senior RB Johnathan Franklin to move into sixth on the school's career rushing list. Currently with 3,100 yards, he trails Skip Hicks (3,140 yards from 1993-97).
42 - Second quarter points Arizona State and Oregon have each scored in their games this season.
43 - First quarter points scored by Oregon in two games.
44 - Arizona State's average margin of victory through two games.
45 - Number of games Colorado has had at least one sack out of the last 47.
46 - Pac-12 teams have logged 46 takeaways against non-conference opponents this season versus 30 giveaways.
47 - Consecutive weeks ranked in the AP Top 25 for the Oregon Ducks, third longest active streak in the FBS.
48 - Interception return average by Stanford junior FS Ed Reynolds, who is tied for the FBS lead with three picks this season.
49 - Rushing yards per game allowed by Stanford in two games.
50 - Utah senior P Sean Sellwood has seven punts that have traveled 50 or more yards this season, and 44 in his career.
51 - Career victories for Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, posting a record of 51-29-0 (.638) in six-plus seasons.
52 - Number of freshmen listed on UCLA's roster.
53 - Oregon's third down conversion percentage, which leads the Pac-12 and ranks 18th nationally. (It's actually 52.78 percent, but that's close enough for this list).
54 - Arizona State's scoring average. The school single-season record is 46.8 ppg set in 1972.
55 - Number of victories posted by Utah in its all-time series with BYU (55-34-4).
56 - Career receptions by Washington sophomore TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, which ranks ninth all-time among Husky tight ends.
57 - Hours it seemed to take to compile this Zero to 60 list.
58 - Number of completions in 87 attempts for a league-best 707 yards by Arizona senior QB Matt Scott.
59 - Points scored by Arizona in win over No. 18 Oklahoma State. Most points since 59-28 win over Washington State in 2008, and most points ever against Top-25 team
60 - Washington State junior PK Andrew Furney booted at 60-yard FG in win over Eastern Washington. The second longest in school and Pac-12 history, trailing only the 62-yard FG by former Cougar Jason Hanson.
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