2002 Football Season Review
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
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.