The Bruins found a new formula for combating the Cardinal, one predicated on matching Stanford at its own game. Once again, however, UCLA fell short.
Iowa WR Matt VandeBerg will miss Saturday's game against Northwestern with a foot injury, the school announced.
From a quarterback making a splash to a coach going splat, the SEC has been full of surprises in September.
Big Ten matchups like No. 8 Wisconsin-No. 4 Michigan don't happen very often -- especially this early in the season.
The offensive tackle, No. 12 in the ESPN 300, has a loaded top five but it starts with the Cardinal and Huskies, who meet on Friday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).
While all committee members are given tons of data to help assess the nation's best teams, some, like Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez go deeper, using their own advanced metrics to rank teams.
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(48)||2-0||0||—||vs Western Kentucky W 35-0||@ Arkansas W 52-0|
|2||USCUSC(8)||2-0||0||—||vs Syracuse W 42-29||@ #21 Stanford L 21-14|
|3||LSULSU(4)||2-0||0||—||vs Washington W 41-3||vs Idaho W 63-14|
|4||OregonORE||2-0||0||—||vs Fresno State W 42-25||vs Tennessee Tech W 63-14|
|5||OklahomaOKLA||2-0||0||—||vs Florida A&M W 69-13||—|
|Florida StateFSU||2-0||0||1||vs Savannah State W 55-0||vs Wake Forest W 52-0|
|7||GeorgiaUGA||2-0||0||—||@ Missouri W 41-20||vs Florida Atlantic W 56-20|
|8||South CarolinaSC||2-0||0||1||vs East Carolina W 48-10||vs UAB W 49-6|
|9||West VirginiaWVU||1-0||0||—||—||vs James Madison W 42-12|
|10||Michigan StateMSU||2-0||0||1||@ Central Michigan W 41-7||vs #20 Notre Dame L 20-3|
|11||ClemsonCLEM||2-0||0||1||vs Ball State W 52-27||vs Furman W 41-7|
|12||Ohio StateOSU||2-0||0||2||vs UCF W 31-16||vs California W 35-28|
|13||Virginia TechVT||2-0||0||2||vs Austin Peay W 42-7||@ Pittsburgh L 35-17|
|14||TexasTEX||2-0||0||3||vs New Mexico W 45-0||@ Ole Miss W 66-31|
|15||Kansas StateKSU||2-0||0||6||vs Miami W 52-13||vs North Texas W 35-21|
|16||TCUTCU||1-0||0||4||vs Grambling State W 56-0||@ Kansas W 20-6|
|17||MichiganMICH||1-1||0||2||vs Air Force W 31-25||vs Massachusetts W 63-13|
|18||FloridaFLA||2-0||0||6||@ Texas A&M W 20-17||@ #23 Tennessee W 37-20|
|19||LouisvilleLOU||2-0||0||4||vs Missouri State W 35-7||vs North Carolina W 39-34|
|20||Notre DameND||2-0||0||2||vs Purdue W 20-17||@ #10 Michigan State W 20-3|
|21||StanfordSTAN||2-0||0||4||vs Duke W 50-13||vs #2 USC W 21-14|
|22||UCLAUCLA||2-0||0||NR||vs #16 Nebraska W 36-30||vs Houston W 37-6|
|23||TennesseeTENN||2-0||0||NR||vs Georgia State W 51-13||vs #18 Florida L 37-20|
|24||ArizonaARIZ||2-0||0||NR||vs #18 Oklahoma State W 59-38||vs South Carolina State W 56-0|
|25||BYUBYU||2-0||0||NR||vs Weber State W 45-13||@ Utah L 24-21|
Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 8, Wisconsin 13, Nebraska 16, Oklahoma State 18