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Morning links: Arizona opens as 8.5-point favorite over Huskies

Chris Petersen's press conference, as usual, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today. First, we have links:

--- As noted in the headline, I saw a few sports books that listed Arizona as an 8.5-point favorite over the Huskies on Saturday.

--- Oregon is up to No. 3 in the AP top 25 poll. Arizona State is up to No. 7, UCLA is up to No. 14, Arizona is up to No. 17, and Utah dropped to 25th.

--- The Huskies have a tough task in the desert this week.

--- Samajie Grant is trying to catch touchdowns instead of flak for Arizona.

--- The future is now for Washington State's young players.

--- Arizona State could have a bright path to the College Football Playoff.

--- USC quarterback Cody Kessler still has chances to gain national recognition.

--- A key California defensive player is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

--- Oregon is "galvanized" by injuries to key players.

--- Oregon State's fourth-quarter failures are "getting old."

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple