Roundup: Buffs basketball soaring into rare air

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Tad Boyle has his Colorado Buffaloes are ranked as high as they've been in four decades, so of course center Josh Scott doesn't remember the last time they've been ranked this high. 


An interesting discussion: How will Steve Sarkisian's hybrid-style offense go over in Trojan land, where a pro-style attack has been the past model and a successful one at that? Is winning all that matters? 

Washington State

Here's a Q&A with WSU athletic director Bill Moos, who said the Apple Cup will be moved to Saturday. He also spoke about the Cougars' New Mexico Bowl experience and the basketball team's visit to Arizona. 


The Delaware County Daily Times' Christopher A. Vito visited Tucson and wrote a feature on Arizona freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's drive to succeed. Also, Hollis-Jefferson's coach Sean Miller admitted he can't watch too much basketball. It makes him nervous about his Wildcats


The Ducks are ranked No. 3 on ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top-25 for 2014. A 11-2 record in 2013 isn't so shabby, especially when considering quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn't healthy down the homestretch of the conference schedule.

Oregon State

Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion got a third-round draft grade, but he's returning to school nonetheless. After setting some impressive Pac-12 passing marks in 2013, what more can he do?


A painful look back at what went wrong for Stanford in the fourth quarter of the 100th Rose Bowl. 


It didn't take rocket science to figure out guard Tyrone Wallace's biggest weakness last year, so he hit the gym to work on his dysfunctional jumper. So far, it's paid off for the Golden Bears' sophomore. 


Chris Petersen will only have one holdover from Steve Sarkisian's football staff: tight ends coach Jordan Paopao.


UCLA placed offensive lineman Alex Redmond, defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes and linebacker Myles Jack on the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team. Arizona receiver Nate Phillips was the only other Pac-12 selection. 


Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak digs his three-man center rotation of Dallin Bachynski, Jeremy Olsen and Marko Kovacevic. It's Olsen who made the most of his first career start this weekend.

Arizona State

USA Today's Paul Myerberg ranks Arizona State No. 13 in his early 2014 rankings. The Sun Devils were 22nd in ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top-25, 

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