10. November 4 - Oregon at Washington - There isn’t much at stake in this one, but the Pac-12’s best cross-state rivalry is still interesting and still full of hate. With or without Justin Herbert, the Ducks are probably the best offense the Huskies’ vaunted defense has faced all year and the Ducks’ improved defense is capable of frustrating a struggling, one-dimensional Washington offense. This one is a potential trap game that could become a classic.
9. November 18 - Arizona at Oregon - This looked like a snoozer going into the season, but it’s heating up big time. Two of the scariest ground games in the nation face off in Autzen with the Ducks potentially fighting for a bowl spot and the Wildcats potentially fighting for the South championship. These teams also haven’t played since the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game.
8. November 18 - UCLA at USC - UCLA might just be playing to spoil USC’s South chances and bowl slot here, but that’s always enough for a team in a rivalry game. If Josh Rosen is healthy, we might finally get Sam Darnold vs. Josh Rosen.
7. November 18 - Cal at Stanford - Stanford is rolling, but this is probably Cal’s best chance to win this game in around 10 years and Justin Wilcox will assuredly have his team fired up to end their losing streak to the Cardinal.
6. November 25 - Arizona at Arizona State - These teams have stepped up since the start of the season and will have more to play for than originally thought. Arizona might be fighting for the South title and Arizona State for a bowl. A fun rivalry game in Tempe.
5. November 4 - Stanford at Washington State - Huge North implications here. The Cougars can put themselves in a great position if they can take down the Cardinal on the Palouse. Both teams are fresh off disappointing performances, but are still fine in chasing Washington for the North. Will be interesting to see the health of Bryce Love and how Washington State’s defense does against him a week after getting shredded by Arizona’s ground game.
4. November 25 - Notre Dame at Stanford - This one has major potential if the Cardinal and Irish win out until the 25th. No matter what, it will be a rivalry game with at least some national implications between what should be well-matched teams in Palo Alto.
3. November 25 - Washington State at Washington - The Apple Cup might not outright decide the North, but it will likely at least play a huge factor. The Cougars have struggled against the Huskies for a long time, but this game is long overdue for something unexpected and the Cougar defense can test Washington’s stingy defense.
2. November 4 - Arizona at USC - The Wildcats in The Coliseum are probably the only thing standing between USC and the Pac-12 Championship Game. Sam Darnold and the Trojans against Khalil Tate and Arizona’s frightening offense Saturday night is going to be must-see Pac-12 TV.
- November 10 - Washington at Stanford - The Huskies and Cardinal fight it out for the North in primetime on a Friday night in Palo Alto. The Huskies are working out kinks and Bryce Love is unstoppable if healthy. A very interesting matchup with a lot at stake.