It can't make USC (6-2) feel better knowing a very ticked-off Oregon is now headed to the Coliseum next week. The Ducks swam to a 56-0 lead on Colorado en route to a 70-14 win but must be peeved the Trojans won't enter the game ranked in the top 10.
USC's defeat could hurt Oregon's computer ranking as it anticipates a possible undefeated BCS bake-off with Kansas State or Notre Dame.
Bill Snyder's Wildcats continue to impress, improving to 8-0 with a 55-24 win over Texas Tech.
Believe it or not, some people actually thought Texas Tech was decent.
Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame could now be headed for the four-team playoff we've all been waiting for — except it doesn't start until 2014.
It's ridiculous to think Oregon should lose its No. 2 poll standing after a 56-point win, but we also shouldn't get worked up Sunday if Kansas State becomes No. 2 in the BCS standings with Notre Dame on a bee line.
These are three, impressive, machine-like teams, so why not let a bunch of computers decide?
It's funny how 13 penalties and five turnovers in the desert can wreck a season.
How inspirational was it, though, to see Arizona quarterback Matt Scott get his long-awaited chance to get even more than even with USC's Barkley?
Saturday's win came five years this month after Barkley's Mater Dei team defeated Scott's team at Corona Centennial. Scott then watched Barkley become the Pac 12's all-time leading touchdown passer as Scott grew old on the Arizona bench.
Sometimes this is the way life sets it up, though, with Scott making his statement as a gray-beard, red-shirt senior.
One of the great things about college football is you never know what's going to happen — or happen next.