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Friday, May 01, 2009

The Arizona schools travel to play their northern California counterparts this weekend. More specifically, the scheduling gives U-of-A two games with Stanford and one with Cal. A look at the top of the current standings shows the importance of the Wildcat-Cardinal match-ups:

Arizona 11-4
UCLA 10-5
Stanford 10-5

UCLA (and Washington) host the Oregon schools.

This weekend's Big 10 action should also add clarity to that conference's pennant race, the standings of which are as follows:

Ohio State 12-2
Michigan 12-2
Northwestern 12-4
Iowa 9-5

The Buckeyes will be playing two games at Northwestern (one each on Saturday and Sunday), while Michigan will be hosting Iowa for two. Ohio State will then play a double-header Wednesday at Michigan.