This Week in Pac-10 Football

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Dec. 3, 2001

LAST WEEK:
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

PAC-10 NOTES:

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.

CURRENT STREAKS:

  • Longest overall winning streak - 4 games - Oregon, Stanford and USC
  • Longest Conference-game winning streak - 5 games - USC
  • Longest home winning streak - 14 games - Washington
  • Longest road winning streak - 5 games - Oregon and Washington State
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