The top 25 was released. Surprise! Cal is not on the list. Not even a single vote. So much for Cinderella stories.
Cal will face five top 25 teams in the Pac-12 this season, with four of them coming on the home slate (sort of). This has definitely been an attractive home slate in the past, but it’s looking like a pretty brutal one this season. The ranked Pac-12 teams include the 3rd-ranked Oregon Ducks, the 7th-ranked UCLA Bruins, the 11th-ranked Stanford Cardinal, the 15th-ranked USC Trojans, the 19th-ranked Arizona St. Sun Devils, and the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies.
So Cal will have a six game stretch at the tail end of the season that includes the following opponents.
#3 Oregon in Santa Clara
at Oregon State
at #15 USC
Cal will avoid the sixth top 25 team in the Pac-12, with Arizona State not on our schedule slate until next season. The six AP top 25 Pac-12 teams are a conference record.
What are your thoughts? All I can say is WIN SEPTEMBER.