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October 19, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Ranking the Pac

Here are this week’s rankings:
1, USC — Trojans could all but wrap up another title by the end of October with next two games at home against Oregon State and at Oregon.
2, Oregon — Ducks had the week off — as Husky fans think they always do before playing UW. Win over Cal got a little better looking, as well.
3, Arizona — Have to be wondering now why they didn’t start Nick Foles from the beginning as he’s looking more and more like the real thing — and the answer at QB for the Wildcats for the next two years beyond this one. UA the Foster interception away from being 5-1 and ranked.
4, Oregon State —- Beavers had the week off to prepare for trip to USC. A pass defense that ranks ninth in the conference will get tested by Matt Barkley and crew.
5, Cal — Now comes the hard part of the rankings. But the Bears seen in Los Angeles looked the ones everyone expected when the season began, if still a little more lax on defense than thought. Should continue to get revived with home game against Cougars this week.
6, Stanford — If only Toby Gerhart could play defense. Stanford hosts Arizona State this week in first of four out of five at home to finish the season.
7, Arizona State Dennis Erickson’s teams always play on the edge, but this one looks in danger of going over it most of the time. But Devils got righted when they needed to Saturday. Schedule toughnes now and may not be favored to win the rest of the season, however.
8, Washington — The Cardiac Kids flat-lined in the desert. But trying to shake the Oregon hex should prove motivation enough this week.
9, UCLA — Are the Bruins suddenly missing DeWayne Walker? UCLA could fall to 0-5 in Pac-10 play with two road games on tap now at Arizona and Oregon State.
10, Washington State — Off last week to prepare for visit to Cal, first of three in a row on the road.

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