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Pac-12 The Good, The Bad & The Unknown Week 13: UCLA remains the owners of LA

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Arizona and UCLA made major statements in the South while Stanford and Washington made minor statements in the North.

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The Good

Jim Mora over Steve Sarkisian - Mora and Sarkisian seemed to create a bit of a rivalry in the recruiting game when Sarkisian was at Washington and even if Sarkisian is starting to gain a lot of ground in their recruiting battles, Mora still owns him on the field. This was the second time that the two have met head-to-head and Mora ran circles around Sarkisian.

UCLA's defense - The Bruin defense is slowly turning into what we all thought it would be going into the season. Holding that USC offense to just 276 yards and just seven non-garbage time offensive points is a major statement.

Brett Hundley - It wasn't a Heisman statement from Hundley, but it was a signature performance and Hundley solidified himself maybe as the greatest Bruin quarterback ever against USC.

Arizona's statement - Some had been calling Arizona a bit lucky since it took them miracles to pull off wins against Cal and Washington at home and without a signature win in the South, but that all changed with a dominating win at Utah. Ripping off 42 against what could be the conference's best defense with Anu Solomon out for a chunk of the game and holding an opponent to just 10 points says a lot about how good the Wildcats truly are. I am sure Arizona State took notice.

Stanford's bounce back - Another one of those convincing wins for the Cardinal where they control the game with their defense and running game and confirmed that they are the best team in the North after Oregon. This was the best shot that Cal had to steal a win in The Big Game and Stanford snuffed out their hope very quickly.

Oregon's schedule - The Ducks haven't had much luck with injuries this season, but their schedule down the stretch could not have been better. Finishing up the three weeks of the season with just two games against what could be the conference's two worst teams without having to leave the state of Oregon sets them up perfectly for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Nick Wilson - Wilson kind of disappeared for a bit in the middle of the season due to injuries, but he reminded everyone why he could be the next Ka'Deem Carey with an epic performance against a powerful Utah front seven.

Vince Mayle - Mayle might be the best player in the conference that no one is talking about and he had a colossal performance in a loss to Arizona State with 15 receptions for 252 yards.

The Bad

UCLA vs. USC letdown - I am not really a fan of either team, so I was hoping for a hotly contested tight battle between bitter rivals, but instead we got kind of another quiet domination from UCLA that was not very entertaining in the second half.

Anu Solomon injury - No official confirmation for how long Solomon will be out, but it will be a huge disappointment for everyone in the conference other than Arizona State if he is out for even just a game. I personally want to see Arizona and Arizona State face each other both at 100 percent.

Oregon State against Washington - The Beavers laid an absolute egg for the second-straight year against Washington in a 24-point loss that probably wasn't even as close as the score suggests. A big was lose was especially disappointing for a Beaver team coming off their biggest win in years.

The Unknown

South race? UCLA remains in the driver's seat - just one win over a 6-5 team away from locking up the South, but we all know how crazy college football is and I would not be surprised if next weekend turns into utter chaos in the South.

Can Stanford cause that chaos? Stanford showed signs of life by bashing a solid Cal team. Can they play up to their potential and play spoiler for UCLA in the Rose Bowl?

Can the South champion play with Oregon? UCLA looks much improved since October, but no one forgets that Oregon ran them in the Rose Bowl already. If the Bruins should slip up, will one of the Arizona schools be a worthy foe? Obviously Arizona has proven that they can play with the Ducks, but that was almost two months ago against what almost seems like a different Oregon team and Arizona State has underwhelmed, especially on defense that past two weeks.

Is UCLA a Playoff contender? It seems crazy, but if UCLA beats Stanford and then beats Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game and some other dominoes in front of them, is it possible that UCLA could become a legit Playoff  contender after they were declared dead in mid-October.

Can the Pac-12 get 10 teams to bowls? If Oregon State beats Oregon and Cal beats BYU the Pac-12 will get 10 bowl teams eligible. If that happens, I think 10 Pac-12 teams are headed bowling.