Pac-12 Football Championship Game standings update: USC clinches the South, Stanford stays alive in the North
After USC clinched a berth in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game last weekend, it was impossible for anyone to clinch the Pac-12 North in Week 12. However, the paths to Levi’s® Stadium just became a little clearer.
With tonight's eighth consecutive Big Game win over rival Cal, 17-14, Stanford has kept itself alive in the race for the Pac-12 North crown. The Cardinal's fate is now in the hands of Washington. If the Huskies defeat Washington State on Nov. 25, Stanford would head to the FCG for the fourth time since 2012.
Stanford's Big Game win has officially eliminated Washington from a chance to repeat as Pac-12 North champions. The Huskies needed a Cardinal loss to open the door for them to get back to Santa Clara.
Washington State still has the easiest path to Levi’s® Stadium. If they can beat rival UW at Husky Stadium in the Apple Cup, the Cougars are headed to their first conference title game. A loss sends the Cardinal back to the FCG.
It's now official: USC has clinched the Pac-12 South with its 28-23 win over rival UCLA. While the Trojans locked up a berth to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game last weekend, Arizona and Arizona State still technically had a shot at winning a share of the division title. Clay Helton & Co. will now have Thanksgiving weekend off to give them extra time to prepare for the title bout at Levi’s® Stadium.
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