This Week In Pac-10 Football
USC WINS PAC-10 TITLE - TROJANS TO ROSE BOWL: USC took the Pac-10 title for the second straight year (co-champions with Washington State last year). It marked the first time since 1989 that the Trojans won an outright championship. USC finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP Media Poll and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, but No. 3 in the final BCS Standings. The Trojans will meet Big Ten Champion Michigan in the Rose Bowl with a National Championship a potential prize. USC will be appearing in a record 29th Rose Bowl Game, but its first since 1996 (1995 season).
PAC-10 BOWL PICTURE:
Day/Date/Time (PT) Bowl TV OpponentsWed., Dec. 24 4:30 Las Vegas Bowl ESPN Oregon State (7-5) vs. New Mexico (8-4)Fri., Dec. 26 5:00 Insight Bowl ESPN California (7-6) vs. Virginia Tech (8-4)Tue., Dec. 30 5:00 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl ESPN Washington State (9-3) vs. Texas (10-2)Tue., Dec. 30 7:30 Silicon Valley Classic ESPN2 UCLA (6-6) vs. Fresno State (8-5)Wed., Dec. 31 11:00 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl CBS Oregon (8-4) vs. Minnesota (9-3)Thu., Jan. 1 2:00 Rose Bowl presented by Citi ABC USC (11-1) vs. Michigan (10-2)
OUT OF OUR LEAGUE: With the regular season completed, Pac-10 teams have posted a mark of 25-15 (.625) against outside foes. Eight of the 14 losses came to Top 25 teams, with seven of those contests on the road. The Big 12 (3-1) is the only conference to have a winning record against the Pac-10, with the Conference having a winning mark against the ACC, Big Ten and SEC among BCS leagues.
Longest overall winning streak - 8 games - USC
Longest Conference-game winning streak - 7 games - USC
Longest home winning streak - 15 games - USC
Longest road winning streak - 4 games - USC
FOOTBALL WRITERS/COACHES NAME ALL-AMERICA SQUADS: Four Pac-10 players, three from USC, were named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America team--DE Dave Ball, UCLA; OT Jacob Rogers, USC; DE Kenechi Udeze, USC; WR Mike Williams, USC. Only Oklahoma, with a record six selections, had more players named to the team than the trio from USC. Ball and Rogers also were first-team selections on the American Football Coaches Association team.
2003 ALL-PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
First Team Offense Second Team Offense
QB Matt Leinart, So., USC QB Cody Pickett, Sr., Washington QB Matt Kegel, Sr., Washington State RB Steven Jackson, Jr., Oregon State RB Jonathan Smith, Sr., Washington State RB Adimchinobe Echemandu, Sr., California RB Mike Bell, So., Arizona WR Mike Williams, So., USC WR Keary Colbert, Sr., USC WR James Newson, Sr., Oregon State WR Geoff McArthur, Jr., California WR Reggie Williams, Jr., Washington TE Tim Euhus, Sr., Oregon State TE Troy Bienemann, So., Washington State OL Jacob Rogers, Sr., USC OL Regis Crawford, Sr., Arizona State OL Mark Wilson, Sr., California OL Kirk Chambers, Sr., Stanford OL Norm Katnik, Sr., USC OL Doug Nienhuis, Jr., Oregon State OL Josh Parrish, Sr., Washington State OL Grayling Love, So., Arizona State OL Adam Snyder, Jr., Oregon OL Nick Newton, Sr., Washington
First Team Defense Second Team Defense
DL Dave Ball, Sr., UCLA DL Terry Johnson, Sr., Washington DL Kenechi Udeze, Jr., USC DL D.D. Acholonu, Sr., Washington State DL Shaun Cody, Jr., USC DL Dwan Edwards, Sr., Oregon State DL Mike Patterson, Jr., USC DL Igor Olshansky, Jr., Oregon LB Brandon Chillar, Sr., UCLA LB Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Oregon LB Richard Seigler, Sr., Oregon State LB Don Jackson, Sr., Washington State LB Will Derting, So., Washington State LB Matt Grootegoed, Jr., USC CB Jason David, Sr., Washington State CB Brandon Browner, Fr., Oregon State CB Will Poole, Sr., USC CB Derrick Johnson, Jr., Washington S Erik Coleman, Sr., Washington State S Riccardo Stewart, Jr., Arizona State S Keith Lewis, Sr., Oregon S Oshimogho Atogwe, Jr., Stanford S Donnie McCleskey, So., California
First Team Specialists Second Team Specialists
PK Drew Dunning, Sr., Washington State PK Kirk Yliniemi, Sr., Oregon State P Tom Malone, So., USC P Eric Johnson, Sr., Stanford KOR Kenny Washington, Jr., Oregon KOR Sammy Moore, Sr., Washington State PR Charles Frederick, Jr., Washington PR Luke Powell, Sr., Stanford ST Keith Lewis, Sr., Oregon ST Jason Shivers, Jr., Arizona State
ST=special teams player (not a kicker or returner)
Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Leinart, QB, So., USC
Defensive Player of the Year: Dave Ball, DE, Sr., UCLA
Freshman of the Year: Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State
Co-Coaches of the Year: Pete Carroll, USC and Bill Doba, Washington State
ARIZONA: FS, Darrell Brooks, So.; C Keoki Fraser, Jr.; ILB Joe Siofele, Sr.; DE Marcus Smith, So.
ARIZONA STATE: WR Skyler Fulton, Sr.; WR Derek Hagan, So.; FB Mike Karney, Sr.; P Tim Parker, Sr.; QB Andrew Walter, Jr.
CALIFORNIA: DT Lorenzo Alexander, Jr.; FS Ryan Gutierrez, Jr.; OLB Wendell Hunter, Jr.; ST Mike McGrath, Jr.; OT Chris Murphy, Sr.; QB Aaron Rodgers, So.
OREGON: TE Tim Day, So.; DE Devan Long, So.; PR Steven Moore, Sr.; WR Samie Parker, Sr.; DT Junior Siavii, Sr.; C Dan Weaver, Sr.
OREGON STATE: QB Derek Anderson, Jr.; C Matt Brock, Jr.; FS Mitch Meeuwsen, Jr.; OG Kanan Sanchez, Jr.; DE Bill Swancutt, Jr.; CB Aric Williams, Jr.
STANFORD: MLB David Bergeron, Jr.; OLB Jared Newberry, Jr.; NT Babatunde Oshinowo, So.; TE Brett Pierce, Sr.; TE Alex Smith, Jr.; CB Leigh Torrence, Jr.
UCLA: SE Craig Bragg, Jr.; KR Maurice Drew, Fr.; OG Eyoseph Efseaff, Jr.; OLB Spencer Havner, So.; P Chris Kluwe, Jr.; DT Rodney Leisle, Sr.; ILB Justin London, So.; PK Justin Medlock, Fr.; SS Jarrad Page, So.
USC: SS Darnell Bing, Fr.; KR Reggie Bush, Fr.; OT Winston Justice, So.; PK Ryan Killeen, Jr.; FS Jason Leach, Jr.; OLB Melvin Simmons, Sr.; MLB Lofa Tatupu, So.; TB LenDale White, Fr.
WASHINGTON: C Todd Bachert, Sr.; OT Khalif Barnes, Jr.; ST Owen Biddle, Sr.; OLB Greg Carothers, Sr.; DT Jerome Stevens, Sr.; FB Zach Tuiasosopo, Jr.
WASHINGTON STATE: OT Calvin Armstrong, Jr.; P Kyle Basler, So.; FL Devard Darling, Jr.; DT Tai Tupai, Sr.; DT Jeremey Williams, Sr.; SS Virgil Williams, Sr.
NOTES ON THE 2003 ALL-PAC-10 FOOTBALL TEAM
Selection Procedures: The All-Pac-10 Team is selected by the Pac-10 head football coaches.
By School: USC placed the most players on the first team with nine selections. Washington State was next with five, followed by Oregon and Oregon State with four each.
By Class: Of the 29 first-team selections, 16 are seniors, eight are juniors and five are sophomores. No freshmen made the first team.
Unanimous: Four players--DE Dave Ball of UCLA, CB Jason David of Washington State, TB Steven Jackson of Oregon State and OT Jacob Rogers of USC--were named on the first team ballots of all 10 coaches.
Two-time Selections: Five players were voted first-team selections for the second time--PK Drew Dunning of Washington State (2001), TB Steven Jackson of Oregon State, OT Jacob Rogers of USC, MLB Richard Seigler of Oregon State and WR Reggie Williams of Washington.
Double Dipper: Keith Lewis of Oregon was named to the first-team as both a safety and a special teams performer.
2003 BANK OF AMERICA HIGHER STANDARDS PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Date Offense Defense Special TeamsAug. 30 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Mike Patterson, NT, USC Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 6 Cody Pickett, QB, WASH Will Derting, OLB, WSU Tom Malone, P, USCSep. 13 Matt Kegel, QB, WSU Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Justin Medlock, PK, UCLASep. 20 Adam Snyder, OT, ORE Wendell Hunter, OLB, CAL Drew Dunning, PK, WSUSep. 27 A. Echemandu, TB, CAL Brandon Browner, CB, OSU Jeremy Bohannon, FS, WSUOct. 4 Steven Jackson, TB, OSU Dave Ball, DE, UCLA Ryan Killeen, PK, USCOct. 11 Andrew Walter, QB, ASU Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC Chris Kluwe, P, UCLAOct. 18 Charles Frederick, WR, WASH Brandon Chillar, ILB, UCLA Spencer Havner, OLB, UCLAOct. 25 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Will Derting, OLB, WSU Aaron Gipson, DB, ORENov. 1 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Michael Craven, OLB, STAN Luke Powell, PR, STANNov. 8 Michael Bell, HB, ARIZ Erik Coleman, FS, WSU Erik Coleman, FS, WSUNov. 15 Aaron Rodgers, QB, CAL Will Poole, CB, USC Kenny Washington, KR, ORENov. 22 Geoff McArthur, WR, CAL Evan Benjamin, SS, WASH Reggie Bush, KR, USC
2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major QB Kyle Matter, Stanford Jr. 3.51 Management Sciences/Engineering RB Cooper Blackhurst, Stanford Sr. 3.48 Public Policy RB Brandon Hancock, USC So. 3.82 Business WR Skyler Fulton, Arizona State Sr. 3.32 Elementary Education WR Brandon Royster, Stanford Sr. 3.40 Mechanical Engineering TE Troy Bienemann, Washington St. So. 3.76 Communications OL Matt Brock, Oregon State Jr. 3.37 Psychology OL Kirk Chambers, Stanford (2) Sr. 3.32 Public Policy/German Studies OL Jonathan Giesel, California Jr. 3.38 Religious Studies OL Chris Murphy, California (2) Sr. 3.51 Political Science OL Dan Weaver, Oregon (3) Sr. 3.28 Accounting
DE Monte Parson, California Sr. 3.37 Sociology DT Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford Jr. 3.24 Undeclared DT Jeremey Williams, Washington St. (4) Sr. 3.53 Communications DE Bill Swancutt, Oregon State Jr. 3.12 Business Administration LB Pat Bennett, Washington State (2) Jr. 3.45 Hotel Administration LB Brian Gaffney, Stanford Sr. 3.55 Political Science LB Kevin Schimmelmann, Stanford (2) Jr. 3.47 Undeclared DB Michael McGrath, California Jr. 3.40 Mechanical Engineering DB Jimmy Newell, Washington Jr. 3.25 Business Admin./Economics DB Keith Short, UCLA Sr. 3.07 History DB Leigh Torrence, Stanford Sr. 3.03 Political Science
PK Kirk Yliniemi, Oregon State Sr. 3.50 Business Administration P Tyler Fredrickson, California Grad. 4.00 Graduate Education
(2) Two-time first-team All-Academic selection (3) Three-time first-team All-Academic selection (4) Four-time first-team All-Academic selection
Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major QB Chad Christiansen, Arizona State So. 3.93 Business Finance RB Ty Eriks, Washington So. 3.67 Art RB Matt Floberg, Oregon Sr. 3.08 Business Administration WR Greg Camarillo, Stanford Sr. 3.27 Engineering WR Nick Sebes, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Human Biology TE Pat Loney, Oregon State Jr. 3.59 Liberal Studies OL Nolan Bluntzer, California Sr. 3.02 Conservation and Resource Studies OL Jason Burke, Arizona State RFr. 3.78 Business OL Riley FittChappell, Washington St. So. 3.45 Business OL Derek Joyce, California Jr. 3.34 Molecular and Cell Biology OL Matt McClernan, Stanford So. 3.54 Undeclared
DE Louis Hobson, Stanford Sr. 3.15 Electrical Engineering DT Ian Shelswell, Stanford Sr. 3.16 Economics DT Thomas Sverchek, California Jr. 3.17 American Studies DE Will Svitek, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Political Science LB David Bergeron, Stanford Sr. 3.06 Public Policy LB Mike Silva, Stanford So. 3.62 Undeclared LB Brian Tremblay, California Jr. 3.25 American Studies DB Ryan Foltz, California So. 3.48 Business Administration DB Aaron Gipson, Oregon So. 3.06 Undeclared DB Lee Patterson, Arizona Sr. 3.15 Marketing DB James Sims, Washington So. 3.32 Comparative Literature
PK Jared Siegel, Oregon Jr. 3.58 Business Administration P Garth Erickson, Washington Sr. 3.07 Economics
Arizona: P Danny Baugher, So.; OT Tanner Bell, So.; QB Nic Costa, So.; PK Nick Folk, RFr.
Arizona State: OT Andrew Carnahan, RFr.; OT Grayling Love, So.
California: LB Matthew Currin, Jr.; FB Byron Storer, RFr.
Oregon: OG Josh Hagemeyer, So.; MLB Jerry Matson, Jr.
Stanford: OG David Beall, So.; OT Jonathon Cochran, So.; RB Gerald Commissiong, So.; RB J.R. Lemon, Jr.; C Tim Mattran, So.; PK Mike Sgroi, Jr.; TE Alex Smith, Sr.; OT Mike Sullivan, Sr.; OG Josiah Vinson, So.
UCLA: FB J.D. Groves, So.
Washington: TB Scott Ballew, RFr.; PK Evan Knudson, Jr.; DE Donny Mateaki, RFr.; QB Casey Paus, So.
Washington State: PK Drew Dunning, Sr.; OG Billy Knotts, Sr.
PAC-10 IN THE POLLS: USC is ranked No. 1 in the media poll and coaches poll and is joined by Washington State in the top 15. Oregon and Oregon State also receive poll support. Following are the rankings of Pac-10 teams in the AP (media) and ESPN/USA Today (coaches) polls:
USA/ Team AP ESPN BCS USC (11-1) 1 1 3 Washington State (9-3) 15 14 16 Oregon (8-4) 30 35 -- Oregon State (7-5) -- 36 --