6. Stanford Cardinal ( 6-4 overall, 4-3 in conference)
Last week: The Cardinal got back on track, with a 48-17 beat down of the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis, last week. After losing two tough games in a row it was a much-needed win for David Shaw and his team. Stanford is now Bowl eligible.
This week: at California.
Note: Stanford heads to Berkeley to face a tough California Golden Bears team who is coming off a big-time win vs USC. Stanford currently holds a one-game lead in the PAC-12 North standings over Cal. More fuel for one of the conference’s biggest rivalries.
5. Arizona Wildcats (5-5 overall, 4-3 in conference)
Last game: After blowing out the Oregon Ducks, Arizona continued their winning ways, this time knocking off the Buffs 42-34 at home on Nov. 3. Arizona is in the mix to win this year’s PAC-12 South title.
This week: at Washington State
Note: The Wildcats will be put to the test when they head to Pullman, WA. to take on the #8 Washington State Cougars. If Arizona wants a chance at the PAC-12 Championship Game, they will have to pick up a huge statement win. This is first-year head coach Kevin Sumlin’s biggest game yet with the Wildcats.
4. Arizona State Sun Devils (6-4, 4-3)
Last week: The Sun Devils got a big win at home over UCLA, 31-28. The win kept their chances of earning a PAC-12 South title in reach. ASU has now won three in a row.
This week: at Oregon.
Note: Arizona State heads up to Eugene for a matchup with the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks, despite playing poorly on the road this season, are a very good home team. Sun Devils quarterback Manny Wilkins will look to wide receiver N’Keal Harry all game long against UO’s smaller secondary.