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Rankings perspective

It’s only three spots in the rankings, but No. 3 seems to have much more of an impact than No. 6. I guess it’s because the Bears now are on the doorstep of No. 1, and the implications that go along with that. National coverage of the team will only get stronger now, especially if Cal keeps winning as it leads up to its showdown with USC.

This is looking WAY ahead, but can you imagine the hoopla if USC and Cal are No. 1 and No. 2 for that game? It will certainly be the biggest game ever played at Memorial Stadium. And it’s not totally out of the question. No. 1 LSU has to play Florida next week, although the Gators aren’t looking quite as formidable as some thought before the season. They squeaked by Mississippi State – although I think Mississippi St. is much more competitive this season – and, of course, lost to Auburn at home Saturday. Still, an LSU loss could open the door for the regular season showdown for Cal and USC. But again, that’s getting way ahead of ourselves. The Bears still have tough road games at UCLA and Arizona State before then.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Jan K. Oski

    That would be insane! I think I’ll take at least 3 sick days off after that game for not being able to talk. But, as you said, teams will be gunnin for our Bears, so Cal players better be prepared!

  • Radar

    The Bears and the Trojans better not be thinking about 11/10! The Pac-10 is loaded with folks who would be more than happy to spoil this much anticipated showdown! The way the Trojans played this weekend, their thoughts should only be on Stanford! Mean while, take a week off Bear fans!

  • SRF

    Florida squeaked by Ole Miss (at Ole Miss)…NOT Mississippi State, who LSU manhandled in their season opener…