Arizona has proven itself to be far-and-away the top team in the Pac-12 up to this point, and has a two-game lead just four weeks in to prove it.
So who's the second best team? Right now, it's technically UCLA. Here's a look:
|Conference Record||Overall Record|
|California Golden Bears||5-2||14-6|
|Arizona St. Sun Devils||4-3||15-5|
|Oregon St. Beavers||3-4||11-8|
|Washington St. Cougars||1-7||8-12|
UCLA is the only team in the conference other than Arizona receiving votes in the AP poll, while Colorado is still getting some in the coaches' poll for some reason.
It really is a race for second at this point, and UCLA's 12-point win over Cal this weekend put them in the driver's seat. The Bruins still have to travel to Cal and Stanford, the Oregon schools, and the Washington schools, so it's obviously not a sure bet they finish the season number two.
Colorado wasted all of its energy in Tucson playing against Arizona and then trashing the Wildcats after the game, and that led to them getting crushed in Tempe by 21 points.
A 21 point loss to the Sun Devils. Bye Colorado. Sorry about Spencer Dinwiddie.
The bottom of the group is pretty clear, even though USC pulled off that upset win against Cal to pick up Andy Enfield's first career Pac-12 win. And Washington State is just dreadful. Like the announcer said during the Oregon game, the Ducks needed a cure for their ills, and Wazzou was the perfect medicine.
The middle of the Pac cleared up a little bit this week, but not much. The Washington and Mountain schools play each other this week, with the Arizona's heading to NorCal and the SoCals heading to Oregon. I see Arizona picking up its first loss of the year sometime this week, and Oregon sweeps at home, but who knows what's going to happen in this crazy conference.