Pac-12 the good, the bad and the unknown: Great week for Washington schools and a horrible one for Oregon schools

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For the first time in a very long time, the fortunes of the Northwest schools flipped.

The Good

Arizona - The Wildcats scored one of the biggest wins in program history by eviscerating once seemingly invincible Oregon. Just a week after a heartbreaking loss at home to Washington State that put their bowl status in jeopardy, the Wildcats had a program-rejuvenating win and became the first non-elite team to truly blow out Oregon since the Mike Bellotti days. In the game, the Wildcats looked like ideal versions of themselves with B.J. Denker and Ka'Deem Carey deadly on the ground and their defense looking speedy and capable of matching any offense's athletes.

Washington - Speaking of teams that looked like the ideal version of themselves, holy shit, the Huskies made Oregon State look like an FCS program on a cold Saturday night in Corvallis as their offense shredded the Beavers for nearly 700 yards and 70 points while holding their offense scoreless until the fourth quarter when the game was very out of hand. The Huskies have been frustrating fans for most of 2013, but they assuredly had to have fun watching their team roll over the Beavers worse than maybe anyone ever has.

Arizona State vs. UCLA - Going in, this looked like one of the closest, major match-ups in the Pac-12 with a ton at stake that I could ever remember and it didn't disappoint -featuring a major comeback and a contest that went down to the wire. In a day of blowouts, the South's two favorites did the conference well by putting together a very entertaining affair in the Rose Bowl.

The Bad

The Oregon schools - The Oregon schools had one of the worst weeks combined that the state has probably ever seen with Oregon getting destroyed at Arizona and Oregon State getting blasted by Washington at home. Maybe the Beavers' drubbing at the hands of the Huskies was karma for snickering at the Ducks for getting blown out in Eugene - but regardless, both teams are hurting coming into the Civil War.

Oregon's swagger - Since the arrival of Chip Kelly, the Ducks have pretty much been invincible against opponents unless they were a legitimate Top 10 team, but their confidence seems like it might finally be hurting them as they got destroyed by an assumed above average Arizona team and made some comments about being unimpressed by the Rose Bowl. The Ducks haven't looked the same since they got hit in the mouth in Palo Alto, and their recent comments in the press is starting to make the team look disgustingly arrogant when they have been blown out two out of the past two weeks. It's a good thing that the Ducks aren't excited about the Rose Bowl though, because they might be rewarded with a new challenge - the Alamo or Holiday Bowl.

Pac-12 at the top - All of the talk about the Pac-12 challenging the SEC for best conference in America as the conference now looks like it is going to fail to have a legitimate national title contender this season. I love having an amazingly strong pack of teams that we have right now of Stanford, Oregon, Arizona State, USC and UCLA, but in the nation's eyes, it has to look like the conference lacks an elite team this season.

The Unknown

Two Pac-12 BCS teams no more? - It looks like, for the first time in a long time, the Pac-12 might only get one team into the BCS this year - the winner of the Pac-12 Championship Game. The conference's likely only hope for getting a second team is would be having Oregon getting in as an at-large team, but that might be hard this season with the Ducks' ugly November and Northern Illinois and Fresno State likely winning out.

Pac-12 Championship Game location - Man, November is crazy. Just when everyone thought that the Pac-12 Championship Game crew should start already getting their bags packed for Eugene, they now could be headed to either Tempe or Palo Alto. Incredibly, the Sun Devils currently control their own destiny to host the game, but watch out, as the they have to take care of Arizona, who as we know, has done a good job of muddling the games location already.

Oregon State and Washington State's bowl chances - The Beavers and Cougars are now bowl eligible, but not guaranteed to get into one, especially with the conference likely only get one team into a BCS bowl and Washington and Arizona already getting to seven wins. Both teams can guarantee themselves trips with upsets of their cross-state rivals on Friday, but they are going to be sweating bullets if they don't and hoping for an at-large selection from a random bowl.

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