2002 Football Season Review

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OREGON finished 7-1 in league play to win its second consecutive Pac-10 Championship, after sharing the 2000 title withWashington and Oregon State. The Ducks posted their first ever 11-win season, going 11-1 overall and finished the seasonranked No. 2 in the nation, the school's highest ever ranking. The Pac-10 concluded a successful 2001 campaign with Oregondominating Colorado, 38-16, in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and WASHINGTON STATE knocking off Purdue, 33-27, in the WellsFargo Sun Bowl. The Cougars joined the Ducks in the Top-10 in the AP poll, while STANFORD and WASHINGTON alsoplaced in the Top 20 at No. 16 and No. 19, respectively.

Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington was named Offensive Player of the Year. UCLA middle linebacker Robert Thomas wasnamed Defensive Player of the Year. Wide receivers from Stanford,Teyo Johnson, and Washington, Reggie Williams, earnedCo-Freshman of the Year honors. Mike Price of Washington State was named Coach of the Year for the second time in hiscareer.

Harrington was the highest draft pick of the 2002 NFL Draft from the Pac-10, selected by Detroit in the first round, third-pickoverall. Sun Devil tackle Levi Jones and the Bruins' Thomas were also selected in the first round. Cincinnati selected Jonesas the 10th-pick overall, while St. Louis took Thomas with the 31st pick.

2001 FINAL PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall
W L T Pct. Pts Opp W L T Pct. Pts Opp
1. Oregon 7 1 0 .875 281 181 11 1 0 .917 412 256
2. Washington State 6 2 0 .750 257 187 10 2 0 .833 420 269
Stanford 6 2 0 .750 312 264 9 3 0 .750 422 339
Washington 6 2 0 .750 227 237 8 4 0 .667 353 370
5. USC 5 3 0 .625 249 150 6 6 0 .500 298 207
6. UCLA 4 4 0 .500 243 185 7 4 0 .636 317 225
7. Oregon State 3 5 0 .375 191 183 5 6 0 .455 287 259
8. Arizona 2 6 0 .250 123 317 5 6 0 .455 320 377
9. Arizona State 1 7 0 .125 220 312 4 7 0 .364 374 361
10. California 0 8 0 .000 148 333 1 10 0 .091 201 430

BOWL RESULTS
Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 38, Colorado 16
Holiday Bowl - Texas 47, Washington 43
Sun Bowl - Washington State 33, Purdue 27
Seattle Bowl - Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14
Las Vegas Bowl - Utah 10, USC 6

Following are the bowl records of the Division I-A conferences (using current conference memberships) updated after the 2001 season.

Conference W L T Pct.
Pacific-10 94 86 6 .522
Atlantic Coast 87 80 5 .520
Southeastern 155 145 13 .516
Big Ten 95 93 3 .505
Mid-American 18 16 0 .529
Big 12 125 136 4 .479
Conference USA 22 26 2 .460
Big East 58 61 1 .488
Western Athletic 35 43 2 .450
Big West 7 9 1 .441
Mountain West 33 43 3 .437
Sun Belt 0 1 0 .000
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