THIS WEEK IN THE pac-10 conference • BY BRIAN J. PEDERSEN / ARIZONA DAILY STAR
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Overall Pac-10 Last No. School Record Record week Comment
1. USC 7-0 4-0 1 Trojans' version of letdown: beating Washington by only
2. UCLA 7-0 4-0 2 Efficient and dominant, Bruins hitting stride as ranking rises
3. Oregon 7-1 4-1 3 Ducks have extra week to get used to life after Kellen Clemens
4. California 6-2 3-2 4 Nice comeback vs. WSU, but should team this good be in that position?
5. Stanford 4-2 3-1 7 Cardinal suddenly most dangerous non-USC team in league
6. Oregon State 4-3 2-2 5 First Pac-10 foe to never be in it against hot UCLA
7. Arizona State 3-4 1-3 6 Devils' plummet starting to resemble UA's free fall in 2000
8. Washington State 3-4 0-4 8 Might end up with some of the best stats of any non-bowl team
9. Arizona 1-6 0-4 9 Never-in-it blowout losses would be easier for Wildcat fans to stomach
10. Washington 1-6 0-4 10 Like Arizona, can take solace in fact it actually gave USC some competition
"The best way to attack SC is to attack them in the tunnel before they get on the field."
Washington State coach Bill Doba
On how his team hopes to hold its own against top-ranked USC this weekend
lAST week's BESTS
Washington State wide receiver
Caught six balls for 240 yards and three TDs in 42-38 loss at California
Completed 16 of 24 passes for 262 yards and school-record six TDs in 51-28 victory over Oregon State
LAST WEEK'S WORSTS
MATT EVENSEN Oregon kicker
Missed all three field goal attempts (from 36, 40 and 41) in 28-21 victory at Arizona
ARIZONA STATE Punt team
Two punts were blocked, and the Devils were flagged for an illegal kick on a third attempt in 45-35 loss at Stanford
THIS WEEKEND's GAMES
Washington State at No. 1 USC, 12:30 p.m. (Ch 9)
Arizona at Oregon State, 1 p.m.
No. 8 UCLA at Stanford, 3:30 p.m. (FSNAZ)
Washington at Arizona State, 3:30 p.m.
Idle: No. 24 California, No. 14 Oregon
No. 8 UCLA at STANFORD
3:30 p.m. Saturday, FSNAZ
UCLA quarterback Drew Olson has the hottest arm in college football, having thrown for 11 touchdowns - including a school-record six Saturday against Oregon State - in the past two weeks. Stanford (three straight wins) is one of the hottest teams in the land after opening 1-2. After a stretch of having to come from behind, the 7-0 Bruins ran away from OSU last week and are in a stretch of easier games leading up to the Dec. 3 game at top-ranked USC.