Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Oregon Ducks & Arizona Wildcats were the best-looking Pac-12 teams last week, as Oregon dismantled the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona ran roughshod over the Washington Huskies.
Who was the team with the most impressive performance this week?
Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam (Oregon State): Arizona. USC was supposed to stomp Colorado, though they were still quite impressive in doing so. Oregon St. was supposed to beat Utah, and Stanford was supposed to clobber Cal. Arizona St. was supposed to at least give Oregon a game, but not beat them. And when aren't the Ducks supposed to blow opponents out?
The ‘Cats seemed to be about an even bet to even win against Washington, yet they destroyed the Huskies.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Really hard to pick between Oregon and Arizona here, but I'll go with Arizona since Arizona State lost Will Sutton on the second play of the game and their next to best defensive linemen shortly thereafter. Arizona and Washington looked pretty evenly matched going into Saturday's game but the Wildcats dominated the Huskies in every phase of the game and looked a lot like Oregon themselves.
Adam Butler, PacHoops & PacificTakes (Arizona) - The Wildcats finally put together a sound game on both sides of the football in dismantling Washington. While I don't think he needed one, Saturday was arguably Ka'Deem Carey's coming out party - or at least a hey-I-may-not-be-Stepfan-or-wearing-green-but-I-can-run-too party. He's second in the conference in touchdowns and fourth in rushing and has been a terrific Sundance to Matt Scott's Cassidy.
Trevor Wong, Conquest Chronicles (USC): Oregon. The Ducks fell behind early, and it looked as if - maybe, just maybe - the Sun Devils would make a game of it. Faster than you could blink an eye, Oregon rattled off 43 straight points and the game was pretty much over by halftime. This was supposed to be a road test for the Ducks, but it hardly proved to be one.
Nick Kranz, California Golden Blogs (Cal): Oregon's performance was impressive in a way that we've all become rather numb to. Arizona's performance was impressive in a new and exciting way. I'm not surprised that Arizona is scoring gobs of points under , but I have to admit that I didn't think it would happen this fast. If you give that offense a few turnovers things can get really ugly really fast, and the game serves as a warning to the rest of the conference.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack (Oregon): Oregon. Arizona State on the road was supposed to be the first real test for the Ducks. 43 unanswered points later, the game was over at the 10:00 mark of the second quarter.
Scott Allen, Rule of Tree (Stanford): Oregon, with Arizona a close second. So much for ASU's early-game momentum and that Thursday night road test. The Ducks reminded everyone that they're the class of the Pac-12. They might drop 100 on Colorado this week.