This Week in Pac-10 Football
Dec. 3, 2001
Oregon 17, Oregon State 14
UCLA 52, Arizona State 42
Stanford 41, San Jose State 14
OREGON TAKES PAC-10 CROWN: Oregon, which shared the Pac-10 title last year, won it outright this season with a 7-1 mark. It is the seventh Conference championship for the Ducks and the first
outright since 1994.
THE BOWL PICTURE: Following is the Pac-10 Bowl lineup:
Day/Date Time (PT) Game TV Opponents
Tue., Dec. 25 12:30 Sega Sports Las Vegas Bowl ABC USC (6-5) vs. Utah (7-4)
Thu., Dec. 27 1:00 Seattle Bowl ESPN Stanford (9-2) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)
Fri., Dec. 28 5:30 Culligan Holiday Bowl ESPN Washington (8-3) vs. Big 12 team TBA
Mon., Dec. 31 11:00 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl CBS Washington St. (9-2) vs. Purdue (6-5)
Tue., Jan. 1 2:00 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl* ABC Oregon (10-1) vs. BCS team TBA
*Note: Oregon is guaranteed the Pac-10's automatic berth in the BCS and will participate in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl unless events should land the Ducks in the Rose Bowl National Championship Game.
PAC-10 IN THE POLLS: Four Pac-10 teams are ranked in the polls, all in the Top 20. Following are the rankings of Pac-10 teams in the AP (media) and ESPN/USA Today (coaches) polls:
Team AP ESPNOregon (10-1) 3 3Stanford (9-2) 12 12Washington State (9-2) 13 13Washington (8-3) 20 19
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: The Pac-10 posted a stellar 24-6 (.800) regular-season mark vs. non-conference foes, 22-6 (.786) vs. Division I-A opponents. Included is an excellent 4-2 mark against teams rated in the Top 25. The .800 winning percentage is the best mark among the Division I-A conferences and is the Pac-10 best out-of-league mark since 1988 (29-7). Six of the Conference's 10 teams went 3-0 vs. non-conference opponents--Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington State.
HOME/ROAD RECORDS: In 40 Conference game this year, the home team held just a 23-17 advantage.