Welcome to the first Pac 12 Power Rankings of the 2014 season. Many of you, my loyal and dedicated fans, I know have already read my predictions on how I see the season likely to turn out. As you review this power poll, you might begin to pick up on some contradictions.
Don't let that bother you. I've got it under control.
You see, the Power Rankings are intended to be a "snapshot" analysis ... an assessment of how each team looks relative to the others at this exact moment in time. As this is this first polling of the season, I am limited in the amount of information that I have access to (darn those coaches and their privacy tactics), thus I'm blending in some of my preseason analysis with what we know about injuries, depth charts and upcoming matchups.
Enjoy. If you don't like them, fear not. I'll have the refurbished all over again next week.
Pac 12 Power Rankings - Week 1