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No. 13 Stanford trying to regroup from loss fast with No. 9 UCLA up next

  • Stanford head coach David Shaw looks on in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Stanford head coach David Shaw looks on in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 27-21. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 27-21. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) passes the ball during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) passes the ball during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Stanford coach David Shaw gathered his players for a team meeting this week to make sure they had moved on from the loss at Utah and are focused on what's ahead.

Shaw sure hopes the message sticks.

Stanford's next five games are against Pac-12 opponents. The difficult stretch will either launch the defending conference champion Cardinal back to the league title game or bury them.

No. 9 UCLA (5-0, 2-0) visits No. 13 Stanford (5-1, 3-1) on Saturday in a rematch of last season's Pac-12 championship game. The Cardinal play at Oregon State next week and host second-ranked Oregon on Nov. 7.