Quick previews: Pac-10 Week 13

Here's a quick look at Week 13 in the Pac-10. All times are ET, per ESPN.com policy.

All rankings are from the BCS standings.


UCLA (4-6, 2-5) at Arizona State (4-6, 2-5), 3:30 p.m., FSN: This is a bowl-elimination game for two programs that are trying to crawl out of the doldrums. It appears that Bruins QB Richard Brehaut is good to go after getting knocked out of the Washington game with a concussion. Even with him, the Bruins' offense is struggling, and the Sun Devils' defense is significantly better than the Huskies.

No. 21 Arizona (7-3, 4-3) at No. 1 Oregon (10-0, 7-0), 7 p.m., ESPN: If the Ducks win, they clinch a BCS bowl berth. But the Rose Bowl is no longer what they are eyeballing. The Wildcats have a solid defense, team speed and poised QB -- Nick Foles -- so this is no gimme, even inside the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium.


Washington (4-6, 3-4) at California (5-6, 3-5), 3:30 p.m., CSN CA: Another bowl-elimination game! Jake Locker's tour de force performance in a 42-10 victory last year played a huge role in his preseason hype heading into 2010. Does he have more magic in him? Cal is a different team at home -- at least until getting blown out by Stanford last weekend -- but can its offense get on track?

Oregon State (5-5, 4-3) at Stanford (10-1, 7-1), 7:30 p.m., Versus: Stanford needed a last-second field goal to beat USC. Oregon State buried the Trojans 36-7. Meaningful? Maybe. The Beavers could become bowl-eligible with a win. Stanford is still eyeballing a BCS bowl game.

Notre Dame (5-5) at USC (7-4), 8 p.m., ABC: USC has won eight consecutive battles for the Jeweled Shillelagh. But will QB Matt Barkley be ready to go? High-ankle sprains don't heal quickly. Or will star-crossed backup Mitch Mustain finally get a chance to shine. And do so.

Washington State has an open date.