The West seems to be the home of great quarterbacks and outstanding offenses in 2010.
Stanford, led by quarterback Andrew Luck, eviscerated the outclassed Demon Deacons of Wake Forest 68-24 to gain a measure of revenge for last year's loss in Winston-Salem.
Said Deacon head coach Jim Grobe following the blowout, "we couldn't handle them." Future opponents beware.
One conference foe who looks fully capable of defending themselves against the Cardinal is Arizona.
The Wildcats hosted the powerful Iowa Hawkeyes in a rematch of last year's thriller and came away with an impressive 34-27 victory.
Arizona held Iowa to 29 yards rushing and demonstrated aggressive play all night.
Next up for Coach Mike Stoops' Desert Swarm is coach Jeff Tedford's California Bears. Cal is coming off a scorching defeat at the hands of WAC neighbor Nevada and should be ready for a shootout.
The Washington Huskies entered the season with high hopes for a bowl invitation but things seem much darker now that the Cornhuskers from Nebraska paid them a visit.
Nebraska pounded the Huskies 56-21 to stake their claim as the finest team in America, and no one around Seattle was doubting it.
Coach Bo Pelini's undefeated Big Red Machine is averaging 48 points a game this year and his defense totally dominated Husky All-American quarterback Jake Locker, holding the purple ace to four completions and two interceptions.
Oregon State captured a win over Big East foe Louisville, 35-28, while Oregon defeated another cupcake.
UCLA may be setting the table for a smackdown defensive season. On Saturday, the Bruins hosted the unbeaten and highly touted Houston Cougars with their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Case Keenum.
The result? UCLA won going away 31-13.
Keenum was lost for the season after injuring his knee against UCLA. The Cougars also lost backup QB, Cotton Turner, for the season Saturday night with a broken collar bone.
Looks like these Bruins are playing for keeps.
The Top Three:
No. 1 Arizona Wildcats
No. 2 Oregon Ducks
No. 3 Stanford Cardinal