Pac-10 picks Nebraska 23, Washington 17: Hunch says Huskies are going to have to turn Locker loose Southern Methodist 42, WSU 24: Ponies...

Pac-10 picks

Nebraska 23, Washington 17: Hunch says Huskies are going to have to turn Locker loose

Southern Methodist 42, WSU 24: Ponies ran the ball last week, complementing their passing prowess

Oregon State 35, Louisville 13: Teams have flip-flopped since Louisville blowout in 2005

Oregon 75, Portland State 6: Best way for Ducks not to run it up might be to throw

California 34, Nevada 30: Tricky for Bears, but better athletes should win this one

Stanford 41, Wake Forest 21: Cardinal blew two-touchdown lead last year in loss at Wake

UCLA 29, Houston 27: Cougars keeping QB Keenum’s concussion status a mystery

Wisconsin 28, Arizona State 16: Sun Devils in for lots of heavy lifting in this one

Iowa 27, Arizona 23: But night game in West might throw Hawkeyes off their game

Last week: 8-0 (2-3 vs. spread). Season: 17-1 (6-6).

Bud Withers

Pac-10 power rankings

By Bud Withers, Seattle Times college football reporter

Team (last week) Comment
1 Oregon (2-0) As handicap for PSU, Ducks will wear ski boots
2 Stanford (2-0) Randy Hart quotes still all one word
3 Arizona (2-0) Free corn on the cob with ticket for Iowa
4 Oregon State (0-1) Luckily, UL diners-out won’t include Pitino
5 USC (2-0) Kiffin to greet old Minnesotans he offended
6 California (2-0) Will have slots on sideline in Reno
7 Washington (1-1) Of Kearse, it won’t always be that easy
8 Arizona State (2-0) Trip to Wisconsin a really cheesy idea
9 UCLA (0-2) New QB this week is Kevin Pauper
10 Washington St. (1-1) Victory, and still no votes in polls