If you told me at Christmas that four teams were going to be tied in the loss column after four weeks of Pac-12 play, I wouldn't have been surprised. If you told me that Oregon and Colorado would be two of those four teams I would have been much less likely to believe you.
But that's where we stand. Expected pre-season favorites Cal (6-2) and Washington (5-2) join upstarts Oregon (6-2) and Colorado (5-2) in the unsurprisingly jumbled Pac-12. And if you look ahead to next week, a four way tie at 7-2 is not inconceivable when the conference season reaches the half-way point, although the Buffs and Huskies would have to pull off road sweeps to make that happen. Do you really like chaos? If so, there's also a semi-plausible scenario that results in a six way tie at 6-3 atop the standings that throws Stanford and Arizona into the mix. That would require a Cal loss to Stanford, so I prefer not to contemplate it. But really, a six-way tie at 6-3? I'm getting angry just thinking about it and it hasn't even happened.
Team of the Week: Colorado & Oregon
Disappointment of the Week: UCLA
Player of the Week: Faisal Aden
Game of the Week: Colorado 64, Arizona 63
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