1. Oregon (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12; LW: No. 1) -- Whether Oregon is worthy of a BCS National Championship appearance or not could and likely will be decided on Saturday. The Ducks are so much better than everyone else in the conference, and a win in Pasadena would only further clarify that. Next up: at USC, Saturday. 7 p.m. ET (Fox).
2. Oregon State (6-1, 4-1; LW: No. 3) -- A loss doesn't hurt the Beavers here, who fell on the road to Washington. Mike Riley has decided to put back Cody Vaz under center after Sean Mannion's hapless return to the lineup. Next up: vs. Arizona State, Saturday, 10:35 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
3. Stanford (6-2, 4-1; LW: No. 4) -- The Cardinal got the job done against Washington State, but a lackluster performance by the offense has the wheels turning in coach Shaw's head. Redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan is expected to game more playing time from here on out, so watch your back Josh Nunes. Next up: at Colorado, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET (FX).
4. Arizona (5-3, 2-3; LW: No. 7) -- Rich Rodriguez is doing some weird things in Tucson. He first got off to a hot 3-0 start, beating Oklahoma State by 21 in the process. Then Arizona went on a three-game skid, including an embarrassing 49-0 loss to Oregon. Now the Wildcats have won two straight and are one victory away from being bowl eligible. Next up: at UCLA, Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).
5. USC (6-2, 3-2; LW: No. 2) -- That one hurts a little. With two losses in a "BCS or bust" season, the Trojans are feeling a bit shell-shocked. If they don't pull things together soon, they'll be playing in the Sun Bowl. Next up: vs. Oregon, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (Fox).
6. UCLA (6-2, 3-2; LW: No. 5) -- You can thank Arizona for your drop, UCLA. Although the Bruins did finish off Arizona State by a final of 45-43, there are obvious issues throughout the defense and those could be heavily exploited this weekend. Next up: vs. Arizona, Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).
7. Arizona State (5-3, 3-2; LW: No. 6) -- The Sun Devils have lost two straight and have allowed 88 points in the process (which could have been a lot more had Oregon tried in the second half). The entire defense is banged up, but more so in the front seven, which has given up 618 yards and six touchdowns on the ground the last two weeks. Next up: at Oregon State, Saturday, 10:35 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
8. Washington (4-4, 2-3; LW: No. 9) -- One thing we've learned this season: If you play Washington at home, you'll win. But if you play them on the road, good luck. Next up: at Cal, Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
9. Utah (3-5, 1-4; LW: No. 10) -- Reggie Dunn 's two 100-yard kick returns and three forced turnovers helped the Utes earn their first conference win by knocking off Cal, 49-27. Next up: vs. Washington State, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).
10. California (3-6, 2-6; LW: No. 8) -- The Bears are one loss away from getting a new coach next season. Come on boys, just one more! You're almost there! Next up: vs. Washington, Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
11. Colorado (1-7, 0-5; LW: No. 11) -- Other than their 35-34 win over Washington State, the Buffaloes have been outscored 334-110 this season. That can't be good for a team's morale. Next up:vs. Stanford, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET (FX).
12. Washington State (2-6, 0-5; LW: No. 12) -- Mike Leach's offense was supposed to be clicking by now, but after the performance vs. Stanford that featured 10 sacks and -16 yards rushing, it's apparent that isn't the case. Next up: at Utah, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).
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