Tyler Ervin ran for three touchdowns and San Jose State beat New Hampshire 43-13 in the opener for both teams Thursday night.
After having a few years to develop players and settle into Sonny Dykes' system, Cal football is primed for a much-improved 2015 season.
Stanford has been a staple in the AP top-25 polls in recent years, and has made the cut yet again in the 2015 preseason ranking.