Even with Stanford scoring enough points to beat UCF, the Pac-12 North is adrift and confused. Washington State managed to beat Rutgers in the waning seconds and Washington smacked around Sacramento State. But Oregon State and Oregon both dropped games to the Michigans, and the're now both stuck at .500 along with the rest of the conference.
Except for Cal.
So for the second straight year, Cal has for but a moment claimed the top dog status in the Pac-12 North. By beating Grambling State and San Diego State, the Bears are at 2-0 the only team left with no losses in the division.
Don't let it get to your head. Cal was in first place in the Pac-12 North in the start of October last season, then proceeded to lose its next three games to fall right back to .500 and way out of the North picture. Just hold it and cherish it for that one week in September when the Bears held their place at the top. And this of course means less than that, since no team in the Pac-12 North has played a conference game.
Still, you don't get to enjoy too many things in life as a Cal football fan. So savor this one week before everything goes horribly wrong.
KING OF THE NORTH! pic.twitter.com/RDOxNNIKUO— Aaron Cochran (@Cochran_Aaron) September 13, 2015
(And don't go to any weddings the rest of the fall.)