The Pac-12’s Bad Weekend

Here is my column for the Sporting News on the Pac-12’s awful weekend.

Excerpt: No two-loss team has ever made the Playoff, so Oregon, with a 5-1 record, is the newest pretender to be presented as the Pac-12’s top team. USC, Stanford and Washington already blew their chances, so the Ducks offer the best case scenario.

But exactly how Oregon would leapfrog any legitimate contender from the other Power 5 conferences is tough to game out. The Ducks’ lone loss to Stanford hardly looks good today after the Cardinal were whacked by Notre Dame and Utah in consecutive weeks. The only thing worse than Oregon’s loss is its nonconference slate: victories against Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State.

Full column here


8 thoughts on “The Pac-12’s Bad Weekend

  1. Tebow Obama,

    It needs to be discussed every chance we have. Sc needs to be reminded that winning the pac 12 should be a given and being invited to the playoffs should be expected from sc


      1. Seriously? Man ok top three for most of us are: the princess, bel-air tech and stanford. OR’s relevance has only been in the past 10 years as has stanford’s. With the purported top tier talent we have any animus deserved by OR would be irrelevant ‘if’ we had a solid head coach. Because of Helton bottom feeders are suddenly ‘threats’


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