Red roundup: Where does the Pac-12 rank?

Published: Friday, Aug. 26 2011 9:17 a.m. MDT

In this Oct. 21, 2010, photo, Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott announces the splitting of NCAA college football divisions during a news conference in San Francisco. Since taking over a conference that was stuck in neutral in July 2009, Scott has orchestrated the largest TV deal in college history, restructured the league and its tournaments, saved sports from being slashed, pulled rival programs together to share revenue and put the nation on notice: The Pac-12 is not just a BCS conference, it's reshaping college athletics.

Paul Sakuma, Associated Press

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Breaking down the BCS: Where does the Pac-12 rank?

Perhaps not as well as fans might think. The Mountain West Conference, however, had a good showing thanks to BCS appearances by Utah and TCU in an ESPN study covering 2008-10.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham did a Q&A with ESPN.com.

— Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News takes a look at Pac-12 expansion options.

— Check out what the Bozeman Daily Chronicle had to say about Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee earlier this week.

— A freelance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle laments about how unfair he thinks it is that Utah doesn't play Oregon or Stanford this season.

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