... 4) After last week's games, one team has jumped to the forefront of the ratings: the Oregon Ducks, despite their very close win at Cal. The Cal game actually docked their rating a small amount, but they had a number of results which boosted their schedule for prior opponents, such as Tennessee's big win over Ole Miss, Wazzu's big win at Oregon St (the Ducks have already played the Cougars but haven't yet played the Beavers), and USC's upset at Arizona (ditto). And the net effect was positive, boosting their rating by a fair bit. Of course, the flip side of it was that TCU just had their worst game of the year against SD St, which dropped the Frogs off of the pace that Oregon has been setting. Essentially, the Ducks have played an absolutely brutal schedule this year and have basically dominated it, with a couple close games but mainly a whole bunch of ass-kicking.