Yes, I know, it's later than usual. But I had to sneak this in before the weekend.
USC (3-1, 1-1) - They beat the Ducks soundly, showing us all that they still are a dominant force. We'll see if the Trojans can keep playing as they did last weekend, avoiding another letdown.. Last game: vs. Oregon (W, 44-10) Next game: vs. Arizona State.
Cal (4-1, 2-0) - The quarterback switch thing is interesting, but apparently it's working. I guess the good news is that Cal will get a bye week to figure out what they're doing on offense before Pac-10 play resumes again. Last game: vs. Arizona State (W, 24-14) Next game: at Arizona, after a bye week.
Oregon State (2-3, 1-1) - The Beavers lost a heartbreaker to Utah, but they still stay ahead of the Ducks in my opinion due to Oregon's letdown at USC.. Last game: vs. #15 Utah (L, 31-28) Next game: vs. Washington State.
Oregon (4-2, 2-1) - Oregon looked like they could play with USC for the first little bit of last Saturday's game. Then, USC scored three touchdowns to end the first half on way to 41 unanswered points. We know USC is good, but Oregon D didn't look so good in the second half. Last game: at USC (L, 41-10) Next game: vs. UCLA.
Arizona (4-1, 2-0) - They've gotten the job done, minus the choke job at New Mexico, but it seems like every Pac-10 is getting a mullgan this year. They'll likely win this week against Washington, but things get interesting after that with Stanford, Cal, and USC all in a row. Last game: vs. Washington (W, 48-14)Next game: at Stanford..
Arizona State (2-3, 1-1) - The Sun Devils continue to fade away in the Pac-10, as they lost their third straight last Saturday at Memorial Stadium. They've got USC this week, which definitely won't be easy. Their 2-3 record equals that of the Beavers, but this Sun Devils team seems to be completely different than we expected. Last game: at Cal (L, 28-14) Next game: at #8 USC.
Stanford (3-3, 2-1) - They lost to Notre Dame, which stinks for both them and the Beavers, depending on how you look at it. The Cardinal now have three winnable and three losable games left on their schedule, and they come in that order. If they can beat Arizona, UCLA, and Washington State they reach six wins. If they don't, they'll have to pull upsets at Oregon, USC, or Cal. Last week: at Notre Dame (L, 28-21) Next game: vs. Arizona.
UCLA (2-3, 1-1) - The Bruins will travel to Autzen this week, for an interesting coaching matchup that Canzano talked about in his column this morning. Last game: vs. Washington State (W, 28-3) Next game: at Oregon.
Washington (0-5, 0-3) - They're going to have a long road ahead of them without Jake Locker, their only hope for winning at least a couple games this season. They get a bye week before Oregon State. Last game: at Arizona (L, 48-14) Next game: vs. Oregon State.
Washington State (1-5, 0-3) - Something exciting happened regarding WSU football this week: 29 students tried out for the scout team quarterback position. Architecture student Peter Roberts won the job. Last game: at UCLA (L, 28-3) Next game: at Oregon State.
Off to the Portland Beaver Huddle.... I'll have a report about that upon my return.