PASADENA CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Andrew Luck #12 of Stanford celebrates a touchdown for a 21-0 lead over UCLA during the third quarter at Rose Bowl on September 11 2010 in Pasadena California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Two weeks are now in the books, yet a lot of uncertainty still surrounds the Pac-10. The preseason darlings, Stanford, UCLA, and Washington, all appear headed in opposite directions. Nobody really has any idea what to make of USC. And some people even think Cal has a chance to end up in the Rose Bowl for first time since 1959 after throttling UC Davis and Colorado.
So, for now, here's our weekly take on the conference hierarchy.
1.) Oregon - Can you really justify putting anyone ahead of a team that just scored 45 unanswered points in Neyland Stadium at night? (Last week: 1)
2.) Arizona - Could next week's contest against Iowa be a Rose Bowl preview? (Last week: 2)
3.) Oregon State - Are we being too generous for a team that is winless, or is TCU just that good? (Last week: 4)
4.) Stanford - Come on; can you really jumpstart a Heisman campaign (cough, cough, Andrew Luck) after a win against UCLA? (Last week: 5)
5.) USC - Penalties, offensive miscues, and blown assignments, are all problem areas, but are they merely growing pains for a young team? (Last week: 3)
6.) Cal - Is this the year? is this the year? (Last week: 6)
7.) Washington - Syracuse is still Syracuse. Does this team even have a chance next week against Nebraska? (Last week: 7)
8.) Arizona State - Is this team really improved, or just the beneficiary of playing two FCS teams to open up the season? (Last week: 9)
9.) UCLA - Whatever happened to the reclamation project? (Last week: 8)
10.) Washington State - Even after avoiding disaster against Montana State, how much time does Paul Wulff have? (Last week: 10)