All those who had the conference marked for extinction probably forgot how good the teams in it really are.
There's a big one in the Pac-10 this week when Stanford travels to Oregon.
A lot of the top 25 will have softer games this week. Among the best is No. 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona.
Let's just say the national championship and Heisman Trophy-winner won't be decided this weekend.
Stocks rose after the government offered a much less dour assessment of the labor market than had been expected.
Futures were pointing to a higher open after the government reported a less steep loss of jobs than expected.
Stocks spiked higher just ahead of the closing bell as investors positioned themselves ahead of Friday's marquee employment report.
Stock futures were pointing to a flat open Thursday as market watchers digest the latest reads on weekly unemployment insurance claims and productivity.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indices surged after a report showed August manufacturing activity picked up. Alix Steel has The Real Story.
Futures were pointing to a strong open Wednesday for stocks despite a weak ADP employment report.