Pac-10 picks Arizona State 31, Washington 27: If there's a bowl-salvation game in early October, this is it. Oregon 55, WSU 17: About as...

Pac-10 picks

Arizona State 31, Washington 27: If there’s a bowl-salvation game in early October, this is it.

Oregon 55, WSU 17: About as bad a matchup as it gets for the Cougars.

California 28, UCLA 17: Bears either learn from Nevada debacle, or succumb to the Pistol again.

Stanford 37, USC 33: This will require passion from the Trojans, something missing so far.

Arizona 34, Oregon State 30: Third top-10 opponent for Beavers, all on the road.

Last week — 2-2 (4-0 vs. spread). Season — 32-6 (19-11-1).

Bud Withers

Pac-10 power rankings

By Bud Withers, Seattle Times college football reporter

Team Comment
1 Oregon (5-0) Backs to wear oxygen tanks versus Cougars
2 Arizona (4-0) During bye, Stoops practiced bouncing off walls
3 Stanford (4-1) Harbaugh to go for 3 after TDs this week
4 UCLA (3-2) Evel Knievel was more durable than Prince
5 Oregon State (2-2) DT Paea was on faea against Sun Devils
6 USC (4-1) Kiffin grad of Les Miles Clock-Managing School
7 California (2-2) Seen more Pistol than a Glock factory
8 Washington (2-2) Wants to play USC five times annually in Pac-12
9 Arizona State (2-3) On sideline, players now stage bocce ball games
10 Washington St. (1-4) Unbelieving officials now review all WSU TDs