Pac-10 Posting Stellar Season vs. Non-Conference Opponents

Sept. 22, 2009

 

The Pac-10 has had great success in non-conference play through the first three weeks of the 2009 college football season:

 

  • The Pac-10 is 19-6 (Winning %: .760) in non-conference play

 

  • The Pac-10 has played more non-conference games against BCS Automatic Qualifying conference opponents than any other BCS AQ conference 
    - In non-conference games between BCS AQ conference teams, the Pac-10 has the most wins (6)

    and the second best record (6-4, Winning %: .600)

  • 6th-ranked Cal is one of only three Top 10 teams with two victories over BCS AQ conference teams 
    - Cal RB Jahvid Best has established himself as a top Heisman Trophy candidate
    - Best leads the nation in rushing TDs (8), ranks third nationally in total rushing yards (412)
    - Best's 5 rushing TDs against Minnesota tied the Pac-10 single-game record 
  • Oregon's 31-24 victory over Utah ended the Utes' 16-game winning streak, the longest in the nation

 

  • The Pac-10 has impressive road victories at Ohio State (USC) and Tennessee (UCLA) 

 

The Pac-10 has the second best non-conference record against FBS teams:
1. SEC: 14-2 (Winning %: .875)
2. Pac-10: 15-6 (Winning %: .714)
3. Big Ten: 18-8 (Winning %: .692)
4. Big 12: 17-9 (Winning %: .654)
5. Big East: 9-5 (Winning %: .643)
6. ACC: 9-8 (Winning %: .529)

The Pac-10 has the second best non-conference record against BCS AQ conference teams:
1. SEC: 5-2 (Winning %: .714)
2. Pac-10: 6-4 (Winning %: .600)
3. Big 12: 4-4 (Winning %: .500)
4. Big Ten: 4-5 (Winning %: .444) ACC: 3-5 (Winning %: .375) Big East: 3-5 (Winning %: .375)

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