Another 4-2 week (seriously, what's up with Cal?) pushed me to 48-17 on the season with my Pac-12 picks.
Couple big warmup games this week for Stanford and Oregon, both going on the road before their matchup next week in Palo Alto. I believe the Beavers will play the Cardinal tougher than many expect and they will play much better than they did against Utah.
As for the Ducks, a few in the media seem to be picking the Dawgs for an upset. True, the Ducks didn't look great last week, but Darren Thomas and LaMichael James are healthy (or so they say). I don't think it will be close.
The best game of the week may be Utah and Arizona. Utah looked fantastic against the Beavers last week and the Wildcats have been very productive since firing Mike Stoops. If the same Utah team shows up this week that beat BYU, Pitt, and dominated Oregon State on both sides of the line, the Cats will have problems.
Oh, and I bet ESPN thought that SC-Colorado game would be a little more interesting when they scheduled it. Whoops.
And with that, on to this week's picks! Rankings in parentheses (AP, ESPN). All times Pacific.
(Time - Matchup - Network - Pick)
6pm - USC (21, NR) at Colorado - ESPN - USC
12:30pm - Stanford (4, 3) at Oregon State - ABC - STANFORD
3:30pm - Washington State at California - ROOT Sports - WASHINGTON STATE
4pm - Utah at Arizona - Fox College Sports Central - UTAH
4:30pm - Arizona State (20, 18) at UCLA - Versus - ARIZONA STATE
7:30pm - Oregon (6, 6) at Washington (28, 28) - ROOT Sports - OREGON
Stanford, Washington, Arizona State and Oregon are bowl-eligible with six wins. USC earned their sixth win, but is not eligible for the postseason. California, UCLA and Utah each have four wins.
Who do you pick?