Roundup: Stanford up to No. 9 in CFP; Shaw focused more on wins

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Stanford

Yeah, it’s cool that Stanford is up to No. 9 in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, but you know what? David Shaw doesn’t care about the College Football Playoff rankings, says Uncle Ted. The Stanford head honcho is worried more about getting wins.

California

Cal’s win over Grambling State might not count towards a bowl game because it’s in question whether or not Grambling State awarded enough football scholarships over the past two seasons for it to count among the six wins necessary for the Golden Bears to get to the postseason. USA Today first reported it, Jeff Faraudo with the link here. Cal has filed a waiver with the NCAA Football Oversight Committee just in case it doesn’t count.

Washington State

Tim Booth of the Associated Press notes that Peyton Bender might start at QB for Washington State in the Apple Cup. Also, Washington State fans, the folks at Coug Center have created a guide to Washington (created by people who admittedly don’t know anything about UW) for the Apple Cup.

USC

USC expects running back Tre Madden to play against UCLA, notes the Associated Press. The Trojans also expect to get back DB Marvell Tell and guard Viane Talamaivao.

Oregon

Chantel Jennings discusses how Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington made strides while playing on the scout team during training camp.

Washington

Ted Miller takes a look at the head coaching battle in the Apple Cup between Chris Petersen and Mike Leach.

Utah

Matthew Piper features Utah running back Joe Williams, who is filling in for the injured Devontae Booker.

Arizona

As decision time approaches on whether he will return to Arizona or head to the pros, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright is focused on getting healthy, notes Kevin Gemmell.

Colorado

Gemmell also talks about how Colorado and Utah are dealing with injuries as the regular season finale approaches this weekend.

Oregon State

Ken Goe of The Oregonian/OregonLive believes that Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen has shown a lot of class despite how rough this year has turned out for the Beavers.

Arizona State

Tough loss to take for the Sun Devils – Arizona State men’s basketball lost in overtime to Marquette in the finals of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn Tuesday night. The Sun Devils were up eight with about seven minutes left but couldn’t hold on.

UCLA

Jack Wang takes a first look at UCLA’s game against USC, a game with, you know, minor implications that doesn’t mean anything to anybody on either side.

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