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Holiday Bowl

Paring down Pac-12: UCLA, USC visit Grand Canyon State

The place to be is the Pac-12 this weekend in college football, specifically Arizona, where the South Division will go through an early sorting process.

Both Los Angeles schools play in the Grand Canyon State on Saturday, with the headliner coming in Tucson. No. 9 UCLA faces No. 16 Arizona. It could have been a monumental day in Arizona sports, but Arizona State and Southern California did not hold up their parts of the deal.

The 19th-ranked Trojans visit the Sun Devils coming off a home loss to Stanford. Arizona State lost its opener to Texas A&M and fell out of the rankings, though it has won two straight since against lesser competition. A second loss for either...