BALTIMORE -- Jeremy Jeffress joined the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, eager to make a contribution to the AL West leaders.Jeffress and Jonathan Lucroy were traded to Texas from Milwaukee on Monday. Lucroy made his Rangers debut on Tuesday and was in the starting lineup again Wednesday against the Orioles.The swap -- finalized just before the non-waiver trade deadline -- came as a complete surprise to Jeffress, who went 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 27 saves with the Brewers.It came down to the last two minutes, Jeffress said. I thought I was going to be a Brewer forever, but I am excited to be here.Lucroy and Jeffress were minor leagues teammates in 2008, played together in Milwaukee and remain together in Texas.Its very important that were here together, Jeffress said. 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If Colorado loses, it drops into a tie in the standings with USC, and the Trojans, who have finished conference play, will win the South because they beat the Buffaloes 21-17 back on Oct. 8.The showdown between Washington and Washington in the Apple Cup on Friday night will decide the Pac-12 North. Both teams are 7-1 in conference play.The league title game is set for Friday, Dec. 2, at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Stanford won the Big Game against rival Cal 45-31 last weekend and now finishes the regular season at home against Rice, while the Golden Bears host UCLA. The Trojans, who beat the rival Bruins 36-14 at the Rose Bowl, host longtime non-conference rival Notre Dame on Saturday.A look at the conference rivalry games this weekend in the Pac-12:WASHINGTON-WASHINGTON STATESeries began: 1900.Series record: Washington leads 70-32-6.Trophy: Apple Cup.Why its a big deal: The game is for the Pac-12 North title, which has been claimed by either Sanford or Oregon since the league expanded and a conference championship game was created in 2011.Best game: The most memorable game in recent years came in 2012. Washington State trailed 28-10 in the fourth quarter but Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel led his team to a pair of touchdown drives. After Andrew Furneys field goal tied it, Washingtons Travis Coons missed a 35-yard FG attempt and sent the game to overtime. Furneys field goal gave Washington State a 31-28 victory in the biggest comeback in Apple Cup history and gave Mike Leach the rivalry win in his first season with the Cougars. Of course, the 2002 triple-overtime marathon in Pullman is high on the list: The Huskies upset the No. 3 Cougars 29-26.This year: The game is crucial to the Huskies (10-1 overall) to preserve a shot at the College Football Playoff. Washington is currently No. 6 in both the CFP rankings and the Top 25 .OREGON-OREGON STATESeries began: 1894.Series record: Oregon leads 63-46-10.Trophy: Called the Civil War, the games unofficial prize is the Platypus Trophy, awarded each year to the alumni association of the winning team. Lore has it that the platypus was chosen because it has a duck bill and a beaver tail, so it represents the mascots of both schools.Why its a big deal: The winner will avoid finishing in the Pac-12 North basement. Three teams -- Oregon, Oregon State and Cal -- are currently 2-6 in league play with one game to go.Best game: The Ducks entered the 1994 Civil War tied with USC for the Pac-10 championship and needed a winn to clinch their first Rose Bowl berth since 1957.dddddddddddd Trailing 13-10, Danny ONeil drove the team 70 yards, hitting Dino Philyaw for a 19-yard touchdown with 3:47 to play, giving Oregon a 17-13 victory.This year: The Ducks have just four wins this season, but theyre coming off a 30-28 upset of No. 11 Utah. The chances are slim, but with a fifth victory Oregon could be considered for a bowl bid if there are not enough six-win teams to fill all the games.ARIZONA STATE-ARIZONASeries began: 1899.Series record: Arizona leads 48-40-1.Trophy: Territorial Cup, which is recognized by the NCAA as the oldest rivalry trophy.Why its a big deal: Its at Arizona Stadium, which is key because the home team has won in each of the past three seasons and the Wildcats are still looking for their first conference win. Arizona and Rutgers are the only two teams in the Power Five conference that are winless in their leagues.Best Game: Arizona was ranked No. 12 and Arizona State was No. 8 in 1975 when the two teams met with the Fiesta Bowl in reach. Arizona State receiver John Jefferson made an amazing catch to narrow Arizonas lead to 14-10. While the lead changed hands in the second half, Sun Devils quarterback Dennis Sprouls 1-yard keeper was the go-ahead touchdown that sent undefeated ASU on to a victory over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl.This year: At 5-6 overall, Arizona State needs one more win to become bowl eligible. The Sun Devils have made the postseason for the last five straight years. Arizona hasnt gone winless in conference play since 1957.UTAH-COLORADOSeries began: 1903.Series record: Colorado leads 31-28-3.Trophy: Its been called the Rumble in the Rockies, but theres no official trophy. The rivalry was dormant for several decades before it was revived when both teams joined the Pac-12 in 2011.Why its a big deal: Utahs true rivalry game is the Holy War against BYU. Colorado has the Rocky Mountain Showdown against Colorado State. But a win against a Pac-12 recruiting foe never hurts.Best game: In 1961, the Utes were just 5-3 heading into the game against No. 8 Colorado in Boulder. The undefeated Buffaloes jumped out to a 6-0 lead but Utah scored three unanswered touchdowns and held off the Orange Bowl-bound Buffaloes 21-12.This year: The No. 21 Utes fell out of the running for the Pac-12 South title with a loss to Oregon last weekend. The No. 9 Buffaloes, who havent been ranked this high since 2002, must win outright to claim the Pac-12 South and secure a spot in the league championship game. Should Colorado win the title game, it goes to the Rose Bowl for the first time ever.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Camo China NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL T-shirts Disocunt Football Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Jerseys From China Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys ' ' '