BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Oregon's turnovers have been costly in recent weeks, and now the Ducks are hurting themselves with ill-timed penalties.
California cleaned up its mistakes and finally got a win.
Chase Garbers threw for a touchdown and ran for a short score, Muelu Iosefa made a late fumble recovery, and Cal handed Oregon its second straight loss with a 21-17 victory Saturday night.
Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score blowout for Alabama, which is favored by more than four touchdowns.
In a normal college football season, the College Football Playoff rankings likely would have debuted this week.
In this pandemic-altered season, the Pac-12 and the Mid-American Conference are debuting this week instead. The first selection committee rankings won't be unveiled until Nov. 24, but a couple of top-10 matchups this weekend should bring some clarity to the race.
California and Arizona State moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years.
A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged.