3. USC (2-0)
Clay Helton looks to have the Trojans back to 2017 form, and right now they’re the only team that has the weapons and talent to challenge Utah in the South this year. USC has arguably the highest ceiling of anyone in the conference, if they can perform at the level that they are capable of playing at then they will be tough to beat. Even though JT Daniels went down with a torn ACL in their first game of the season, backup QB Kedon Slovis looks more than capable of running their new offense.
4. Oregon (1-1)
The Ducks would be the number two team in these power rankings had they not completely fallen apart in the second half against Auburn. Justin Herbert looks the same as he has always has (good), and their running game has been sufficient so far too. What really has impressed is the defense. Normally when a Pac 12 fan hears the word defense, they would never associate Oregon with it, but here we are in 2019. The defense looks to be the strong part of this team. They’re the favorite to win the Pac-12 North division so far, but after getting their bell being rung against Auburn, we’ll see how they respond the next time they’re tested.