So after all this the BCS picture is crystal clear. Ducks & Auburn win out and play for the title. Either slips up and TCU jumps in there. Gotta think Oregon has a smaller chance of slipping up with Cal who is no good, Oregon State is obviously not that good or they wouldn't have lost to a pair of awful teams in UCLA & Washington. Arizona may be formidable though they got rolled relatively easily against Stanford. The Tigers face a very ordinary Georgia team at home before their final land mine at Alabama and if they survive the Tide, the SEC title game. Right now that doesn't look like much as both Florida & South Carolina each have 3 conference defeats already. TCU finishes the season against one of the worst teams in America, New Mexico but first play San Diego State at home next week. The Aztecs are 7 & 2 with losses at Missouri by just 3 and at BYU, also by 3. Etch the Horned Froggies as unbeaten lying in wait.
Congrats to Stanford on their 1st meaningful win of the season. Can't imagine they don't win out and get a real good look at one of those at large BCS bids.
Here's an evaluation of the Pac 10 at this exact juncture of the 2010 season. 2 excellent teams. Two okay teams(Arizona/USC), one so-so team(Oregon State) and 5 bad to awful teams. People can harp on the last 3 visits to Cal by the Ducks, but this is a far cry from 2004, 2006 and 2008. The Bears struggled to beat freaking Wazzou who is a horror show. They have no shot against Oregon or Stanford and will need a win the Saturday after Thanksgiving against the Dawgs just to be bowl eligible. FYI....Ducks are a 3 TD favorite down in Strawberry Canyon.