Bud Withers' Pac-10 picks
Pac-10 picks Washington 30, BYU 27: If it doesn't happen here, it may never happen. Cal 31, WSU 17: Cougars must defend more speed than...
Washington 30, BYU 27: If it doesn't happen here, it may never happen.
Cal 31, WSU 17: Cougars must defend more speed than they saw last week.
Oregon 49, Utah State 7: Ducks can hit you a lot of different ways.
Penn State 28, Oregon State 13: Riley has had teams that could win at Happy Valley, but probably not this one.
Arizona State 33, Stanford 22: Everybody thinks Cardinal more physical than recent editions.
Arizona 35, Toledo 20: Opener for Rockets, figured to be middling MAC team.
Weighing in ...
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nation's fan message boards
From BruinReportOnline.com, on Rick Neuheisel: "One thing that really jumped out at me was how much camera time Rick gets. You would have thought Rick was a Victoria's Secret model."
Since the implementation of the BCS format 10 years ago, the Pac-10 has a 10-6 record against SEC teams.
Louis Murphy, Florida receiver, on rival Miami: "We're the 'U.' I refer to them as Miami. If the U. is for university and winning championships, we're the U."
Pac-10 power rankings
By Bud Withers, Seattle Times college football reporter
|1||USC (1-0)||Trojans again title favorites, along with Pats, Cowboys|
|2||Oregon (1-0)||At end of UW game, Nos. 8-9 QBs were warming up|
|3||California (1-0)||Tree-sitters ecstatic; took Bears, gave the points|
|4||UCLA (1-0)||Neuheisel already has 17 WRs committed for 2009 class|
|5||Arizona St. (1-0)||Hard when in early September, your bubble's been burst|
|6||Stanford (1-0)||Warm smell of Tavita, risin' up through the air ...|
|7||Arizona (1-0)||Offensive explosion mindful of Ronnie Veal era|
|8||Oregon State (0-1)||Faces longer halftime at Penn State, so JoePa can nap|
|9||Washington (0-1)||Sistine Chapel was painted quicker than AD search|
|10||WSU (0-1)||Instead of Apple Cup, schools to play 3 basketball games|
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