Last week: Defeated Notre Dame 17-10

This week: vs. Colorado (Noon, Pac-12 Networks)

Comment: Gold seems to be holding out hope that Stanford figures things out, while Lev and I wildly disagree. Gold has Stanford at No. 2 (what???????) whereas we have them all the way back at No. 6. I’m just not buying them as the Stanford we’re all used to anymore. Sure, the Cardinal beat Notre Dame without Christian McCaffrey, and have a chance in any game with him in the fold, but that’s an Irish team in a down year. A winning streak the next two weeks against Colorado (at home) and at Arizona, which is a Pac-12 bottom dweller this year, still won’t sway me. Not your father’s Stanford. Sorry.