As alluded to by Nick at SB Nation's California Golden Blogs, Cal's win represents a shift in how we think about the distribution of power in the Pac-12 for this season and possibly beyond.
So, what does this mean? Well, here's the big picture:
1. A top 2 seed in March is very much on the table.
2. The Pac-12 race is on.
Here's a not so bold prediction: Cal and Stanford will not go through the rest of the Pac-12 regular season unscathed. UCLA in particular is too good and the rest of the conference has improved enough that somebody will stub their toe.
It's a reasonable prediction and, although they both lost to the Bay Area's teams at home, it's not unfathomable that the Colorado Buffaloes or Utah Utes could end up being a player in tripping one of the conference's top-ranked teams up as well, which could make things either more exciting - or disappointing, depending on your rooting interests - to watch than it has been in a number of years.