Pac-12 race update: Week 10

October, 31, 2012
We've hit the home stretch of the season, so let's take a look at how the Pac-12 race stands.


Frontrunner: Oregon, at 8-0 and 5-0, is the conference's only undefeated team, so obviously it controls its own destiny. If the Ducks win out, they will host the Pac-12 title game.

Contenders: While Oregon is the only unbeaten team, it isn't the only team that controls its own destiny. If Oregon State (4-1) wins out, it wins the North, winning the tiebreaker with the Ducks because that would include a head-to-head victory in Corvallis. The same is true for Stanford (4-1). It has games ahead with both Oregon and Oregon State, so it would win tiebreakers due to head-to-head victories.


Frontrunner: The South is wide-open. USC (4-2), UCLA (3-2) and Arizona State (3-2) each have two conference defeats. UCLA, however, has a head-to-head win over the Sun Devils. Both UCLA and Arizona State have yet to play USC. The Trojans have a tough game ahead against Oregon, while UCLA concludes its season against Stanford. The Sun Devils are at Oregon State on Saturday. Lots of football left here.

Contenders: Arizona is 2-3 in conference play but it has a head-to-head win over USC and plays at UCLA on Saturday. If the Wildcats win out, and the Trojans lose one more conference game, the Wildcats would win the South.

Ted Miller | email

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