Preseason PAC 12 Power Rankings

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May 3, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

3. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford’s brand of smash mouth football should have continued success in 2014.  They face a big test early in a week 2 clash with USC.

2. UCLA Bruins

The Bruins are returning 16 of 22 starters this season.  There is every reason to believe they can improve on their 9-3 mark from last season and earn a bid to the PAC 12 Championship.

1/ Oregon Ducks

The Ducks return their entire offensive line for the 2014 season.  That means another year of Oregon’s punishing ground attack. The Ducks have an intriguing week 2 match-up when they welcome the Michigan State Spartans to Eugene.