Quick previews: Pac-10 Week 9

Here's a quick look at Week 9 in the Pac-10. All times are ET, per ESPN.com policy.

All rankings are from the BCS standings (other than USC, which is its AP ranking).

No. 15 Arizona (6-1, 3-1) at UCLA (3-4, 1-3), FSN, 3:30 p.m.: The Bruins are dealing with a lot of issues -- injuries, suspensions, consecutive blowout defeats -- while the Wildcats looked great whipping Washington last weekend with backup QB Matt Scott. But looking ahead to a Nov. 6 matchup at Stanford could cost Arizona.

California (4-3, 2-2) at Oregon State (3-3, 2-1), FCS, 3:30 p.m.: Can California win on the road? Will Oregon State be a factor in the Pac-10 race? This is a key matchup for establishing a Pac-10 pecking order. The Beavers have won nine of the last 11 meetings. The Bears last won in 2006.

Washington State (1-7, 0-5) at Arizona State (3-4, 1-3), 7 p.m.: This is a must-win for the Sun Devils sagging bowl hopes, but the Cougars are headed to Tempe hoping for a breakthrough after steadily improving performances.

No. 13 Stanford (6-1, 3-1) at Washington (3-4, 2-2), Versus, 7 p.m.: Stanford can't look ahead to the Nov. 6 game with Arizona. Washington has followed poor performances with good ones this season, so the Cardinal is due to get the Huskies best shot. QB Jake Locker's health is an issue.

No. 2 Oregon (7-0, 4-0) at No. 24 USC (5-2, 2-2), ABC, 8 p.m.: The Ducks need to be perfect to earn a berth in the national championship game, but they haven't won in the Coliseum since 2000. For USC, this is its bowl game. And the Trojans probably want redemption for the embarrassing 47-20 loss in Eugene last year.