Three losses have eliminated UCLA’s chances of making the College Football Playoff, but the Bruins nevertheless returned to the rankings at No. 22 on Tuesday.
Two-loss Stanford, which is ranked No. 9, represents the Pac-12’s only viable national title contender heading into the final weekend of the regular season. However, if UCLA wins out and clinches an appearance in the Rose Bowl Game as the Pac-12 Champion, the Cardinal could give the conference two spots in the New Year’s Six Bowls.
No. 17 Oregon, No. 20 Washington State and No. 23 Utah round out the rest of the league’s presence in the latest playoff rankings.