One down, one to go for Oregon.
The Ducks passed Notre Dame in the BCS standings Sunday, moving into third place behind Alabama and Kansas State.
Oregon is coming off a 62-51 victory at USC on Saturday night. Notre Dame defeated a middling Pittsburgh team 29-26 in triple overtime.
Oregon has a stronger schedule than Kansas State from this point forward, making it a strong bet to pass the Wildcats and earn a spot in the BCS title game Jan. 7 in Miami if it keeps winning.
The Ducks play at Cal on Saturday before finishing against BCS top-15 teams Stanford and Oregon State. If Oregon gets to the Pacific-12 Conference title game, UCLA or USC will be the likely opponent.
Kansas State is at TCU and Baylor before finishing with Texas on Dec. 1.
Cal Quarterback Zach Maynard has no ligament damage in his injured left knee, and his status for this week's game against No. 2 Oregon remains in doubt.
Coach Jeff Tedford said an MRI was negative and Maynard would be day-to-day this week. The Bears (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) host the Ducks on Saturday night in their final home game of the season.
Maynard left in the fourth quarter of Friday night's game, a 21-13 loss to Washington that assured the Bears would miss a bowl game for the second time in three seasons.
Kentucky Athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced the firing of coach Joker Phillips in an open letter on the Wildcats' website.
The letter stated Phillips would be let go effective at the end of the season, but athletic department spokesman DeWayne Peevy later said the coach's status for the final two games was being determined.
The Wildcats' 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt was their worst to the Commodores in 96 years. Kentucky (1-9, 0-7 Southeastern Conference) is on the verge of going winless in the conference for the first time in school history.
Georgia Wide receiver Marlon Brown, tied for the team lead in catches, will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left ACL during Saturday night's 37-10 win over Mississippi.
Arkansas Senior linebacker Terrell Williams was arrested by Fayetteville, Ark., police early Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Arkansas coach John L. Smith said in a statement that Williams was suspended indefinitely. Williams had seven tackles in the Razorbacks' 19-15 win over Tulsa on Saturday.