Washington won't necessarily take a step back this season, but starting a redshirt freshman in loaded Pac-10 will be difficult.
Take a look at what Pac-10 questions were answered this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall.
Will Arizona enjoy a breakout season in 2007? Can UCLA compete for a national title? Our Pac-10 notebook addresses those questions and much more.
Arizona's midseason turnaround under Mike Stoops highlights this week's Pac-10 notebook.
Oregon State star RB Yvenson Bernard possibly missing the USC game highlights this week's Pac-10 notebook.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 150 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in overtime, and No. 11 California recovered from Washington's improbable tying score on a deflected pass as time expired for a 31-24 victory over the Huskies on Saturday.
Times have changed in the Cal-Washington series. The Bears' recent domination highlights this week's Pac-10 notebook.
The once-promising Washington Huskies' season, which got off to a 4-1 start, is now in the hands of backup quarterback Carl Bonnell.
Forget the stats for a minute and consider that Nebraska is due for a big win and No. 5 Texas would certainly qualify in that category, writes Bruce Feldman.
Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his right foot against Oregon State, coach Tyrone Willingham said Monday.
A week after getting booed at home, Matt Moore was outstanding, throwing for 308 yards and a touchdown to lead Oregon State to a 27-17 win over Washington on Saturday.
USC's still the team to beat, but hard-charging Cal is making a move.
It will likely take until mid-November for the top Pac-10 teams to separate themselves.
John David Booty threw for 243 yards and a touchdown, Mario Danelo kicked four field goals and the Trojans outlasted underdog Washington 26-20 on Saturday.
The Tigers' defense should expose Florida's offensive line, and JaMarcus Russell is ready to respond in a tough road spot, writes Bruce Feldman.
From Washington's surprising start to the implications of Saturday's Cal-Oregon game, everything Pac-10 is covered here.