There are differing thoughts on scheduling among ADs and coaches. Some prefer to be rested and some prefer to be tested. Sometimes when schedules are made teams end up being better or worse than they were originally projected to be. That being said, there are several teams out there that are undefeated but I still have a bunch of question marks about them. For the purpose of keeping this somewhat brief we will take a look at five teams that fit this criteria this week.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (3-0)
Cal went just 5-7 last year after starting 2-0. This year they've started 2-0 against a similar schedule to last year except they played Fresno State instead of Nevada with Colin Kaepernick. In 2010, the Golden Bears fell apart once the Pac-10 schedule started as they went just 3-6 in the conference. The game at Washington this weekend is huge for Cal as the Huskies are going to want to put a W on the board after falling the Nebraska this past weekend. After the Washington game, the Golden Bears play at Oregon and the USC. The Washington game could very well be a lynch pin of their season. 4-0 would set them up very nicely but 3-1 could quickly turn into 3-3 and the season could turn much like it did last year.
Are the Golden Bears FACT or FICTON? I'm going to lean toward fiction. Their victories are against two 1-2 teams and Presbyterian.
Next Game: 9/24 Washington (2-1)
Next Ranked Opponent: 10/6 at Oregon (2-1)