Roundup: Stanford football finishes 3rd in final AP poll
Stanford football finished third in the final AP Top 25 poll, trailing only national champion Alabama (No. 1, of course) and runner-up Clemson (No. 2). Utah finished 17th and Oregon finished 19th.
Arizona State was named NCAA women’s basketball team of the week. The last undefeated team in Pac-12 play held Stanford to just 31 points, the lowest point total in Stanford women’s basketball history (the Sun Devils won that game 49-31).
Head coach Clay Helton announced Monday that USC has hired Clancy Pendergast as defensive coordinator. Now on his third stint in Troy, Pendergast spent the 2015 campaign as linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
Boom – former UW AD Scott Woodward took a jab at Seattle Seahawks fans, saying Texas A&M has “the real 12th Man – not the one ripped off in Seattle.” Woodward was introduced as Texas A&M’s new AD on Monday. Woodward followed up with The Seattle Times by saying his comments were made “in jest.”
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that UCLA is expected to name Kennedy Polamalu its new offensive coordinator and Marques Tiuasosopo its new quarterbacks coach. Noel Mazzone and his son Taylor left Westwood for Texas A&M last week.
Feldman also reports that Washington State inside receivers coach Dave Yost is expected to join Oregon’s staff. Yost helped coach the nation’s top passing attack in 2015.
Did you know that the mayor of Pullman is also the public address announcer for Washington State football and men’s basketball? Glenn Johnson has been doing it for 36 years, and his way of announcing Derrick Low’s name always gave me chills. Good feature here from “Pac-12 Sports Report.”
Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports thinks that Allonzo Trier’s injury could really hurt Arizona. The stud frosh is out with a broken hand for four to six weeks.
Neill Woelk of CUBuffs.com writes that Colorado men’s basketball is preparing for Gary Payton II as the Buffs gear up for Oregon State Wednesday night.
Speaking of which, Gary Payton II is up to No. 21 on ESPN’s NBA draft board, Danny Moran of The Oregonian/OregonLive points out. Dude has a stellar stat line so far this year (17.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 2.5 spg, 53% FG).
Back in the saddle for this article for The Salt Lake Tribune, Lya Wodraska writes that Utah gymnastics wants to keep its in-state rivalries despite it becoming more difficult to do so. The Red Rocks have a meet at Southern Utah on Friday.
Rafael Uehara of Upside and Motor whips up this Ivan Rabb scouting report for you to enjoy. Pretty in-depth stuff.