Pac-12 rivals Stanford and Cal seem headed for a rubber match -- if they can get past physical, athletic and defense-first SEC teams Georgia and LSU.
After grabbing 26 rebounds Thursday to break a 19-year-old Pac-12 record, Cal's Gennifer Brandon nabbed our weekly honor.
Cal's recent success has created a Bay Area bandwagon every bit as tempting as the one heading to the Super Bowl.
The Pac-10 is considering a compromise that would have California and Stanford placed with the Northwest region schools to secure a north-south division split.
Ashley Walker scored six of her 17 points during a 12-0 run to start the second half and California (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) beat San Jose State 76-40 in the Basketball By The Bay Classic on Friday night.