TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Cameron Marshall #6 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates a touchdown against the University of Southern California Trojans at Sun Devil Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Who the hell knows what's going on with the Sun Devils. One week they look awful against an Illinois team that barely beat Western Michigan (the MAC, folks. THE MAC!) and the next, they piledriver USC.
Schizophrenic is definitely a term that fits ASU this year. Beat Missouri, lose to Illinois. Beat USC, lose to Oregon State?
As much as I don't think it will happen, I'm just sayin' that I would not be floored if it did.
Even so, the Sun Devils moved to the top of the Pac-12 South pile and now control the division and their chance to play in the conference title game. That's cause for a kegger at the Erickson house.
And we all know what happens at keggers - just as everything seems to be going well, someone inadvertently picks a fight and the whole night ends on a disappointing note.
I have a feeling that's what'll happen to the Sun Devils this year.
The Pac-12 Power Poll after the jump...
Team of the Week: Arizona State. The Sun Devils finally defeated the Trojans. The last time that happened? 1999.
Team of the Weak: Oregon State. Needed to win, didn't and lost to a bad UCLA team. No bueno.
1. Stanford Cardinal (3-0): Cardinal destroyed the hell out of their bye week.
2. Oregon Ducks (3-1): First uneventful trip to Tucson since '03.
4. California Golden Bears (3-1): Still not quite sure what to make of Cal, but definitely a dangerous team.
5. Washington St. Cougars (2-1): You know the great thing about a bye week? You can't lose.
6. Oregon St. Beavers (0-3): You know those damn pesky Beavers will pull a WTF win out of their butts sometime this season. Hopefully it doesn't come against Utah.
1. Arizona St. Sun Devils (3-1): Now we wait to see if ASU upchucks all over themselves.
2. USC Trojans (3-1): Rick Neuheisel thinks Lane Kiffin is a bad coach.
3. Utah Utes (2-1): Utah spent most their bye week pointing and laughing at BYU.
4. UCLA Bruins (2-2): Don't get too excited Bruin fans. You're still not very good.
5. Colorado Buffaloes (1-3): No one expected them to beat Ohio State...right?
6. Arizona Wildcats (1-3): It's not that I think the Wildcats are bad. I just think they're not very good. It doesn't help their schedule is more difficult than a teething infant.
Game of the Week: Washington @ Utah. This game is going to decide who gets to pretend they're on the level of Oregon and Stanford.