This week's Pac-10 conference schedule features tough tests for all three ranked teams, including an opportunity for one team to re-enter the top 25. The top two teams in the conference go on the road looking to strengthen their position in the polls, but the marquee conference matchup of the week takes place in Tucson on Saturday night.
1 p.m.: Washington State Cougars (1-9, 0-7) at Oregon State Beavers (4-4, 3-2)
The Cougars have lost 16 straight and 24 out of their last 25 games in conference.
The Ducks, ranked number one in the two human polls and the BCS standings, travel to face Cal, who has been bi-polar this season. Cal is 4-0 at home this season, with all wins by 28 points or more, yet is 1-4 on the road.
4:30 p.m.: Stanford Cardinal (8-1, 5-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (4-5, 2-4)
Stanford, ranked sixth in the latest BCS standings, looks to avoid a road letdown after its big home win over Arizona last week.
The Wildcats, coming off a tough loss to Stanford last week, look to bounce back at home against the Trojans. Arizona is ranked 18th in the BCS, and looks to hold on to third place in the conference. USC is ranked 26th in the latest AP poll, and will look to rejoin the top 25 with a victory.
Both UCLA and Washington have byes this week.