Pac-12 TV Guide Week 9: Potential Pac-12 Championship Game Preview in Eugene

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UCLA at Stanford is the game of the week, but don't sleep on Stanford at Oregon State.

Each week, Avinash Kunnath and Jack Follman rank the week's Pac-12 game and explain why you should watch each game.

Game of the Week - UCLA at Oregon 4 pm ESPN

AK - Your likely Pac-12 championship matchup. Bruins don't look all that complete right now, but if Brett Hundley can be a dual threat can he keep UCLA in the game?

JF - With that win at Washington looking a lot less impressive after the Huskies' collapse at Arizona State, this is probably the Ducks' real first Pac-12 test of the season. There aren't many teams on the Ducks' schedule who might have a shot at beating them, but the Bruins are up at the top of the list of teams that might be able to. Don't be surprised if the Bruins try to get Anthony Barr up close and personal with Marcus Mariota and try and get Brett Hundley going. I like this potential Pac-12 Championship Game preview if Hundley can move the Bruin offense up and down the field.

2. Stanford at Oregon State 7:30 pm ESPN

AK - Sean Mannion meets the toughest FBS defense he'll face this season. How will the Beavers fare without a run game? Can they really pass their way to victory?

JF - This might be the most underrated game in the country this week. The Cardinal finally looked the part of national title contender with a punishing defense last week and the Beavers might have the best passing offense in the country right now with Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks. This will be a golden opportunity for the Beavers to try and pry second place in the North away from Stanford and prove themselves, but that is going to be a very tough task if the Cardinal play to their full potential on defense.

3. Utah at USC 1 pm Pac-12 Network

AK - Two teams that are aiming to get to a bowl game. Both are pretty evenly matched so it should be a close one.

JF - Each and every win is going to be so valuable to these teams that are pretty evenly matched with the way USC has played in 2013. The Utes may be without Travis Wilson, but they might not have to score very many points to beat the Trojans if their underrated defense shows up and turns into a low-scoring affair. A lot at stake here in the South, as the loser will probably officially be out of the division race.

4. Arizona at Colorado 5 pm Pac-12 Network

AK - Underrated game. Buffs still believe they can get bowl eligibility, and they were able to score on Arizona last year. Wildcats are a different team away from Tucson so there is the potential for upset here.

JF - The Buffs still have a long ways to go, but are improved under Mike McIntyre and they are going to sneak up on at least one Pac-12 team on their schedule - with Arizona's questionable defense, one-dimensional offense and with the game in Boulder, this could be that game.

5. Cal at Washington 8 pm Fox Sports 1

AK - Don James, angry Huskies coming off a three game losing streak should equal an emotional beat down of the reeling Bears.

JF - This is as late of a start time for a Pac-12 game as I can remember and it should be an emotional affair due to the passing of Don James. Otherwise, it might be an interesting game if the Huskies can't bounce back from their horrific loss to Arizona State last week and can't pressure Jared Goff whose receivers might be able to do damage against a Husky defense that seems to be falling apart.

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