1. USC (2-0)
It was an uneven performance for the Trojans against Syracuse, and Stanford will be less forgiving.
2. Oregon (2-0)
Will the Ducks please schedule somebody of note? Anybody?
3. UCLA (2-0)
Maybe too high, but until Johnathan Franklin proves he is capable of rushing for fewer than 200 yards, the Bruins will stay.
4. Stanford (2-0)
Still not sold on the Cardinal as a Top-25 team, but Stanford gets a big opportunity vs. USC at home.
5. Arizona (2-0)
Wildcats get a breather before gantlet Pac-12 schedule.
6. Oregon State(1-0)
Beavers get two weeks to prepare for UCLA after knocking off No. 13 Wisconsin following two weeks of prep.
7. Washington (1-1)
The Huskies have some defensive issues, but will rebound against Portland State.
8. Arizona State(2-0)
So far, two-QB system has been working out for Sun Devils.
9. Utah (1-1)
No better time than a rivalry game to prove things aren't so gruesome.
10. California (1-1)
The idea of this team playing at Ohio State … shudder.
11. Washington State (1-1)
Fans should get paid to watch putrid Cougars take on winless UNLV on Friday.
12. Colorado (0-2)
There's a quarterback controversy in Boulder, which nobody cares about because Peyton Manning couldn't save this team.