Oregon, Stanford, Arizona leading Pac-10

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Pac-10's coaches spent a good part of the preseason talking about this year being one of the most wide-open in conference history.

They seem to be right, at least for the most part.

With five teams in The Associated Press' Top 25 College Football Poll and talent throughout, the Pac-10 has indeed become a league where it seems any team can beat any other.

The only separation seems to be at the top, where Oregon, Stanford and Arizona have become the front-runners.

The fifth-ranked Ducks have been nearly unstoppable, outscoring their first three opponents 189-13. The No. 16 Cardinal have been equally spirit-crushing, winning three games by a combined 114 points.

The Wildcats rose to No. 14 in the latest poll after pulling out a tough win over Iowa.

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