Frankly, outside of the Rose Bowl, it was a mediocre Bowl line up for the
PAC-12. Admittedly, with the playoff starting next year, the bowl
season will be even more meaningless than it is now, but the PAC-12 bowl
affiliations are pretty lame. Three games where the opponent is required to
come from the Mt West; and two games where the opponent is required to come from
the ACC.The higher tier bowls include two match ups with the Big 12
and of course the Rose Bowl. But only one of those games included a Top 25
opponent.Unfortunately, the PAC-12 won only one of those three
games.Surprisingly, the PAC-12 only played two ranked opponents in
their 9 bowl games and won only one of those (Fresno St.). It's not a
great bowl season when Utah State had as many bowl wins over ranked opponents as
did the entire conference.In the last year of the BCS, the PAC-12
didn't beat a single ranked BCS school in a bowl game. Improvement is
needed in both bowl affiliations and performance.
I would like to congratulate Texas Tech for thoroughly thumping a so called
prestigious Pac team in ASU. The gap between the Big 12 and Pac is humongous
just like between the Utes and a bowl game LOL
Duck, Ya, and Alabama wasn't that good in 2008 either huh?LOLIsn't it funny that your coach who talks of winning
national titles has NEVER beaten an end of season top 10 team and he has NEVER
beaten a single BCS bowl participant?LOLI'll be
ready to remind you once again you are wrong when Stanford finishes 8-9 in the
country.Go UtesGo Pac 12!
@christinastanford will not finish in the top 10, they are not a top
10 team. utah actually exposed them and we should thank them for that. When you
lose to a team as bad as utah you are definately not top 10 material.
Duck,Yes, it did work out that way. Stanford very much will be an
end of season top 10 team.So yes, 3 wins against end of season top
10 teams for Kyle.2 wins against BCS bowl participants for Kyle0 of either for Bronco.LOL!
The PAC 10+2 finished 6&3 in their bowl games. No PAC 10+2 teams in the
national championship game though. I would think the 2nd best conference in the
land could squeeze into the National Championship game. Maybe it is just an off
year. .666 winning percentage in bowls is pretty good, I wonder how many more
years it will be before the +2 make it in. In order I bet California makes it
first, then Colorado, and then Utah. Like good old Chris B says, "Mark It
@christina"utah will have 3 wins over end of season top 10
ranked teams"I "marked it down" but it didn't quite
work out that way did it christina? "Top 10 teams" do not lose 3 games,
one of which was to an extremely bad team with a losing record and no bowl
I would like to congratulate the prestigious Pac 12 and all 12 prestigious teams
in that conference for a great year. We did well this year, being without
question a top 2 conference in the country.Our record against the
WAC2.0(mwc) and quasi was byu was 14-1, which just goes to show 1.
The gap is huge between the Pac 12 and the Wac and wac-like byuand2. The Pac 12 has correctly chosen which teams to include and
which teams to deny entrance
yankees27you also forgot to mention that same Stanford team lost to the .2
team as well. I personally don't think Stanford was all that. I watched the
game last night, they aren't some juggernaut smashed mouth team they were
hyped up to be. If so you would get 1 yard in Jumbo formation when the mighty
Rose Bowl hangs in the balance and you don't go 4 and out from the 2 yd
line at Utah.
@yankees27Ok so if you're going to play that card, let's hear
your reasoning for ASU getting thumped by a non ranked opponent with a freshman
The PAC is clearly inferior to independence and the WAC.
Wait, so Stanford loses a close game to a one loss opponent, and suddenly the
PAC 12 isn't so great? Man, that must mean losing to a couple of middle to
lower end conference members this year makes the Y even worse than we thought.
LOL! Sounds like some of you are still stinging from watching KVN looking like a
low round draft pick by Sankey.So what would the Y's tag line
be? "Independence, where teams who no one wants, go to hope"
? Too funny!I'm just glad to see many of you have finally
matured enough to call it the PAC 12 not 10.2, I guess when you lose to the
".2" 4 straight, it kinda makes it seem silly doesn't it?
Guess Chris B and Ute fans can stop riding their mighty Pac brothers coat tails
Kudo's to Michigan State they played lights out smashed mouth football over
a talented Stanford team. The two best bowl games so far are Johnny
Manziel's teams victory over Duke and MSU victory over Stanford. Michigan
State smashed Ohio State and by beating Stanford in the Rosebowl they should be
considered the #2 team. Maybe the Pac 12 isn't as good as the hype and
media wants us to believe.
But I thought the Pac 12 was the Conference of Champions?