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Pac-12 TV Guide week six: Cal at Utah game of the week

Each week, Avinash Kunnath and Jack Follman rank the Pac-12 games on watchability.

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1. Cal at Utah - 7 PM ESPN

AK: This figures to be a very close game up in Salt Lake City and features a classic great offense vs. great defense matchup.

JF: Who would have thought this would be a potential College Gameday match-up going into the season and a meeting of the last two undefeated teams in the Pac-12? Both of these teams are undefeated and riding high but still need to prove it a little bit more. Cal has a great offense but a questionable defense and Utah has a great defense but a questionable offense. This one has the makings of a classic.

2. Washington State at Oregon - 3 PM Pac-12 Networks

AK: For some reason the Ducks struggle mightily to put away the Cougars. Is this the year Mike Leach finally pulls some upset magic?

JF: The Ducks proved last week they can still run over lesser Pac-12 teams, but this one is a little more interesting, especially considering Washington State took Cal to the wire last week. Washington State has played the Ducks pretty well in recent history, their air raid exploits Oregon's atrocious pass defense and the Cougars have a better run defense than Colorado that could force the Ducks to rely more on Jeff Lockie.

3. Washington at USC - Thursday 6 PM ESPN

AK: This would be a tastier Sark reunion if the Huskies weren't so deep in the rebuilding process.  I don't think Washington will have enough to pull the upset on ten days rest.

JF: Sark playing his former team adds a lot of intrigue to a game that otherwise would probably be just a Thursday night snoozer. The Trojans should roll here, but how will Sark handle facing his former team and how will his former players handle playing him?

4. Colorado at Arizona State - 7 PM Pac-12 Networks

AK: The Sun Devils destroy pretty much any team that isn't capable of playing at their talent level in Tempe. If the Buffs keep it close, it's a great sign for their future.

JF: This has the makings of a classic let down game for the Sun Devils fresh off a nice win at UCLA. If Colorado keeps it close early, watch out.

5. Oregon State at Arizona - 1 PM FOX Sports 1

AK: Yeah, I'm not feeling the Beavers defense holding down the Wildcats offense for too long.

JF: I think this one could be close, but man there just isn't too much at stake here and both of these teams haven't been that fun to watch in 2015. Still, not a bad worst game of the week coming out of non-conference play.