Oregon- The Ducks looked like themselves for the second-straight week and put together another perfect performance against Washington on offense and defense. The Ducks are really starting to hit their stride and have quickly gotten healthy after it looked like their Playoff chances were hanging by a thread just a couple of weeks ago.
Royce Freeman - Freeman looked like an NFL back against Washington just halfway into his freshman season. He has been good all season, but this was his true breakout game, rushing for 169 yards and four touchdowns.
Arizona State - An efficient performance got the Sun Devils a huge win against Stanford. Their young defense played Stanford's sluggish offense perfectly, Mike Bercovici was efficient against a great defense, they didn't force anything on offense and made plays on special teams when opportunities presented themselves.
Utah stepping up - After a few years of being questioned whether or not they belong in the Pac-12, the Utes are starting to prove on a consistent basis that they do. Their defense is tough, they can run the ball and already have two really good in-conference wins on the road. They would be in the driver's seat for the South had they held on against Washington State.
Devontae Booker - The Beavers knew that Booker was going to get the ball and he just kept getting yards and touchdowns. With 229 yards and three touchdowns against a pretty good Oregon State run defense, he is quietly proving to be one of the best running backs in the Pac-12.
Washington - The Huskies were an absolute mess against Oregon from the get-go. Their offense is starting to solidify itself as the worst in the conference, their vaunted defense absolutely could not get off the field and failed to make turnovers when given opportunities and the team continues to rack up injuries all over the depth chart. The Huskies just can't seem to find a way to compete against Oregon.
Stanford and their scheme - The Cardinal played their worst game in a long, long time and got dusted by Arizona State for their third loss of the season. The Cardinals have zero playmakers on offense outside of Ty Montgomery and their young offensive line isn't fulfilling their potential, leaving their defense to have to absolutely shut down opponents for them to win games. I think most expected Stanford to take a bit of a step back this season, but I don't know if anyone thought it would be this bad. They are going to lose five, maybe six games if they can't start improving.
Call at the end of the Cal/UCLA game - Just my personal opinion, but UCLA's game-sealing interception should have been overturned and I hate ending games on shaky calls. I get what was called on the field made it hard to overturn, but I am also of the mindset that if a call is going to end a game, it has to be 100 percent clear regardless of what the original call was.
Can anyone challenge Oregon for the Pac-12 title? I am the king of scoffing at the national media for their yearly declaration of Oregon as nationally unstoppable before handing them the national championship in October, but at least in the Pac-12, I don't know if anyone can stop the Ducks if they stay healthy (and that is an if). Their usual kryptonite of Stanford has no offense and the rest of the North is light years behind them. Is there another team from the South that can get an upset against them and keep them out of the Playoff?
Can Oregon stay healthy? The Ducks are officially a different team with Jake Fisher and Arik Armstead healthy, but will those guys be able to hold up for the rest of the season? They got both of them healthy right at the perfect time when their conference schedule toughened up, but linemen are the toughest players to keep healthy once they get banged up. Can the Ducks keep those two key pieces healthy? And can they maintain their level of play if they lose them again?
How far will Stanford fall? The Cardinal have already lost three games and still have to play Oregon on the road along with some other potentially difficult games like at UCLA and at home against Utah. How many games will Stanford lose this season?
Who the hell is going to win the South? I feel like this is going to be a running question until the final weekend of the regular season. I truly have no clue.