Stanford's Week 7, upset loss at Utah took some of the shine off the marquee Week 8 showdown between the Cardinal and UCLA Bruins.
Nevertheless, there are major conference and BCS implications on the line in this rematch of the 2012 Pac-12 championship. Both the Bruins and Cardinal face what could reasonably be considered a must-win: Stanford's title hopes hinge on running the remainder of the table, while UCLA seeks to avoid a 0-1 hole to start an important, two-game road swing against the conference's last two champions.
Stakes are similarly high for Washington at Arizona State in the weekend's other high-profile matchup. Another loss for the Huskies puts them in a 1-3 hole. A loss for the Sun Devils makes their road to contention in the Pac-12 South doubly difficult.
All lines are courtesy of VegasInsider.com.
Record Last Week: 5-1 (Against the Spread: 5-1)
Record on the Season: 46-5 (Against the Spread: 34-17)