1. USC (7-1)
2. UCLA (8-1)
3. WYOMING (8-1)
UCLA won out over Stanford 10-0 but paid dearly in the process. Quarterback Gary Be-ban, who scored UCLA's only touchdown on a nifty 24-yard rollout, cracked a bone in his right ankle and is probably out of Saturday's showdown game with USC. The Trojans, who had the week off, will now concentrate their full attentions on Mel Farr, who smashed Stanford for 128 yards.
There was not much left for the other AAWU teams but OREGON STATE, showing good late foot, beat Washington 24-13 for its fifth straight. Oregon, however, was beaten by ARIZONA STATE 14-10 while ARIZONA outscored Washington State 28-18.
If anyone had told ARMY'S Tom Cahill a year ago that he would be the Cadets' head coach this November and that his team would be 7-2 going into the Navy game, he would have scoffed. But last week Cahill was given a new contract, and Army celebrated with a 6-3 win over California as Quarterback Steve Lindell had his finest day. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 190 yards and ran for 53 more. Look out, Navy!
The Western AC is ready for its big game in Provo Saturday, BRIGHAM YOUNG, with Virgil Carter pitching three touchdown passes, prepared for Wyoming by routing Utah 35-13. The independents had their fun, too. NEW MEXICO STATE trounced New Mexico 47-12 as Tailback Jim Bohl scored 28 points. COLORADO STATE, led by flashy Oscar Reed, beat West Texas State 35-26 and UTAH STATE, at last looking like the team it was supposed to be, rolled over San Jose State 27-7. IDAHO'S Ray McDonald scored five times in a 40-6 shelling of Montana.