It was another predictable weekend in the Pacific-12 Conference. The top teams kept winning.
The weaker teams are fighting for survival. With the way things are going only five teams will be bowl eligible.
Here’s my latest look at the conference after the weekend.
1. Stanford (7-0, 5-0): The competition increased with Washington and the Cardinal just kept going. That’s a pretty good team.
2. Oregon (6-1, 4-0): Colorado wasn’t even a speed bump. It was more like a smooth, straight road on to the next game.
3. Arizona State (5-2, 3-1): This was a great time for a bye week. The Sun Devils will be ready for a good stretch run.
4. USC (6-1, 3-1): Trojans are going to be tough when they can contend for a conference title. That was a good win over Notre Dame.
5. Washington (5-2, 3-1): You would have thought the Huskies would have showed better against Stanford. Then again, no one has.
6. California (4-3, 1-3): Utah didn’t put up much of a fight. This was a good win for the Bears so they can get the season turned around.
7. Oregon State (2-5, 2-2): It’s amazing the Beavers are ranked this high after how bad they’ve played all season. Shows how bad the Pac-12 is now.
8. Washington State (3-4. 1-3): This isn’t a bad team, but there’s a long way to before you can say it’s a good team.
9. Utah (3-4, 0-4): This might be a winnable game for the Beavers. They can’t be the first conference win for the Utes. Can they?
10. Arizona (2-5, 1-4): Was Mike Stoops holding the team back that much? Fire him and the Wildcats win a game over UCLA in a big way.
11. UCLA (3-4, 2-2): Losing to the Wildcats may be what gets coach Rick Neuheisel fired. That’s too bad, I just learned how to spell his name without looking it up.
12. Colorado (1-7, 0-4): You have to feel a little sorry for the Buffaloes. They are not only losing, but losing big.