Posted on: October 16, 2008 3:48 pm
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USC at Washington State Do I really need to say anything? USC, 56-3. Stanford at UCLA Both teams are pretty similar in terms of talent, the edge goes to the Cardinal because of Coach Harbaugh. Stanford, 20-16. Oregon State at Washington: The only ray of hope for the dawgs is that Oregon State hasn't won on the road yet. But D-coordinator Ed Donatel will be having nightmares about Jacquizz Rodgers running the fly sweep. OSU, 34-10. Cal at Arizona Tucson has been a tough place recently for ranked visitors. How will Arizona bounce back after last week's tough loss? Arizona, 34-31.
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Posted on: September 18, 2008 11:22 pm
The league as a whole is coming off a brutal week last week, including losing all 4 matchups with the MWC. It will be tough to regain respect with a fairly light schedule this week.
Arizona at UCLA
Both teams come off of humbling losses. I expect Willie Tuitama to have a good game against a defense that Max Hal shredded last week. UCLA just does not have much offensive punch. Arizona, 24-13
Boise State at Oregon
The Ducks are starting to get low on healthy quarterbacks, but it doesn't seem to have affected them yet. Boise State should contend in the WAC again this year, but another trip to a Pac 10 venue will be tough. Oregon, 34-17
Portland State at Washington State
Things can't get much better for Paul Wulff and the Cougars on the Palouse. Can they? PSU, 20-17
Georgia at Arizona State
Apparently, the Sun Devils did get caught looking ahead. Can they be on the otherside of an upset this week? They will need to slow down Knowshon Moreno. ASU, 24-21
San Jose State at Stanford
The Spartans have been a thorn in the side of Stanford in the past... Stanford 17-13
Posted on: September 4, 2008 12:06 pm
Week 2 may be the toughest week to pick games, because we don't know if teams' performances in week 1 were legitimate, or a fluke based on an opponent that played either very poorly or over their heads. But here we go:
Utah State at Oregon
The Ducks used 3 different qbs last week against Washington, but won easily because they dominated the line of scrimmage. Perhaps they will have a slight letdown this week against a lesser opponent, but they should win easily. Oregon, 41-13
Oregon State at Penn State
The traditionally slow starting Beavers must cut down on mistakes, which may be tough in front of a crowd of 100K+. Last year, they were routed at Cincinatti early on. Penn State, 31-16
BYU at Washington
The Huskies face a slightly more conventional but no less potent offense this week. They need to get pressure on QB Max Hall or it will be a long day on Montlake. BYU, 24-17
California at Washington State
Cal surprised me with their powerful offensive performance last week. The Palouse has not been kind to them in recent years, but the Cougar's rather anemic shwoing on offense and special teams doesn't bode well for them. Cal, 30-20
Toledo at Arizona
Part 1 of the nonconference cakewalk was a success. Part 2: Arizona, 42-14
Stanford at Arizona State
Perhaps the most intriguing game of week 2. Stanford is at their best when controlling the clock and forcing turnovers. They are up against a much stronger offense this week though. ASU, 24-13
As always, please share your picks as well, even if you didn't post last week.
Posted on: August 27, 2008 12:18 pm
Every week during the college football season, I'm going to post my picks for the Pac 10 games. This is just for the sake of fun! If anyone is interested, you can post your picks as well and we'll see who wins! So without further adieu:
Posted on: February 18, 2008 12:39 pm
For once, the rankings stay the same as the previous week.
1. UCLA (1) That type of gritty defensive effort against USC is why i think they will do well again in March.
2. Stanford (2) They got away with one in Tucson, still in good shape.
3. Washington State (3) They appear to have rebounded nicely and could become a force again.
4. USC (4) The rankings get messy here. The Trojans might be sliding but they get the Ducks and Beavs at home at this week.
5. Arizona State (5) They're sticking around for the long run, but their remaining schedule is tough.
6. Arizona (6) Could their Tourney appearance streak end this year? I say no.
7. Oregon (7) Not a good time for them to be going to LA.
8. Cal (8) Nice win in Tempe, but it's looking like the NIT for them.
9. Washington (9) I think i might have to start researching this CBI thing.
10. Oregon State (10) Losing at home by 38 to the 9th place team? Yeah, they're going 0-fer.
Posted on: February 3, 2008 2:06 am
Halfway through the conference season and we are starting to see some seperation.
1. UCLA (1) Sheer Dominance.
2. Stanford (3) Great win in Pullman. I geuss they are for real.
3. Arizona (5) Got beat down at Pauley, but they are still moving forward.
4. Washington State (2) Looks like those close games finally caught up with them.
5. USC (4) I suspect they will remain near the middle of the conference standings.
6. Arizona State (6) Was that early start a fluke? It's looking like it.
7. Cal (9) So much for being done... 2 much needed wins.
8. Oregon (8) Can they build off their win over Corvallis High?
9. Washington (7) Yikes! They are in big-time trouble.
10. Oregon State (10) Will they win a conference game this year?
Posted on: January 27, 2008 11:32 am
1. UCLA (1) Even with a short bench, they got it done in the Beaver State.
2. Washington State (2) Close call against ASU. Eventually trailing at halftime will catch up with them.
3. Stanford (3) Quietly hanging just behind the leaders.
4. USC (6) Great win in the Quack Shack. They lit it up in overtime.
5. Arizona (7) They will be dangerous now with Bayless healthy.
6. Arizona State (4) Brutal homestand, and it won't get any easier the next few weeks. Harden is a beat though.
7. Washington (8) That game against Arizona showed they are a one-man team. At least that one man is pretty good.
8. Oregon (5) 2 heartbreaking home losses. At least they can regroup against OSU this week.
9 Cal (9) Ryan Anderson needs some help.
10 Oregon State (10) Meet the new boss... same as the old boss.