In a strangely unreal moment – and coming off of a by-week – ASU finds itself ranked #4 in the BCS rankings, reflecting (I guess) the fact that teams we have beaten in turn beat the likes of Oklahoma (#6), Cal (#21), USC (#12) and Oregon (#5).
Up next week is Cal who, because of losing two straight, will be dangerous though I think beatable in Tempe as long as we don’t let them get out of the gates quickly. The real test will then be Oregon the following week, a game that I will unfortunately miss because I’ll be at a conference. And the home stretch (UCLA, USC, U of A) isn’t likely to be too easy, well, except for that last game – with a 21-20 loss to Stanford, the Wildcats (2-6, 1-4 Pac-10) have guaranteed themselves a ninth straight non-winning season, and yet another year without a bowl game.
In other news, Jack Elway, son of NFL Hall of Famer John, has told ASU that he will sign a letter of intent in February. The kid is apparently a fairly handy quarterback, ranked by ESPN as #24 in the country.