Surprises - Utah, Stanford, and Cal. Utah is probably the biggest surprise to date and they have played a couple of tough games. Their defense is really solid...we will see if they can keep it up. Stanford was questionable with an early season lost to NW but their convincing win over USC puts them as a force in the north. They are scoring points along with a tough defense. Cal has played a competitive schedule and has won two road games against P5 foes. Their defense also has improved...I doubt they will win the North and we will know more after the next 4 games. Just who we thought they were - USC, UCLA, Washington State, Oregon State, - USC is loaded with talent but Sark will always leave a win on the field still going to be in the hunt to win the conference with a senior QB and talent. UCLA will probably win the South but have had key injuries and have a true frosh QB a legitimate top 10 team. WSU and OSU were expected to be bad and they look to fill the expectation. WSU win at Rutgers was probably the highlight of their season - Leach may be done. OSU is still struggling to find itself under Gary Anderson. Disappointments - ASU, UA, UW, Oregon - ASU was suppose to be ready to become a top tier program, so far they look to be an okay team. Ditto for UA which looked bad against UCLA, maybe they are better than that. Both will be good teams but not great. UW is really struggling on offense which is suppose to be Petersons strength. Defense appears to be tough still despite the loses of key players. The Ducks seem to be a shadow of their former identity. Their defense is really bad - can they score enough to cover that weakness. Too early to tell - CU. The Buffs have played the weakest schedule in the conference by far. They have been able to run the ball effectively against weak opponents - no so much against MWC teams. The weak competition leaves the Buffs with a 3-1 record but is this team really turning the corner or will they come to the bottom of the PAC 12 when they get into conference play.