Cal, Oregon leading the charge at the Pac-10 midpoint

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of the first half of the 2007 Pac-10 season:

Arizona Wildcats
This was supposed to be Arizona's breakthrough year under Mike Stoops. After three poor-to-middling seasons counterbalanced by touted recruiting classes, Stoops was expected to have attained his coaching stride. With a new spread offense and experienced talent, the Wildcats were a popular pick to push back into the top-half of the Pac-10.