If Stanford’s kicker could make a kick, this would have been a good few days for the Pac-12. Utah came from 14 down to beat Ga. Tech in OT. Oregon survived Wisconsin and Stanford could have knocked it on home if their kicker hadn’t choked on a big ol’ chicken bone. Meanwhile the Big 10 has moved to 1-9 over the past two New Years Day. Hell two of their wins in other bowls this year were over Western Michigan and a coachless UCLA team that would be moving to a losing record.
At some point the national media has to stop pumping up the Big 10 right? RIGHT?
Every year we’re forced to see some Big 10 school be ranked very high. Only to watch them flop. Maybe we’ll get a year off with Ohio State’s one year bowl ban. But I’m sure someone will fill their spot.
At the same time the Pac-12 will be dismissed, even though Oregon and Stanford will probably finish 4th and 5th and USC would have been seriously in the mix as well. It’s a shame the Pac 12 isn’t in the Eastern Time Zone or we’d be getting treated like we were the SEC and we wouldn’t be watching that damn rematch.
As for next year, the Pac-12 will be very interesting. USC has to be the favorite as the sanctions still won’t be taking hold and Matt Barkley is coming back to win the Heisman. Utah has a chance to be very good if Jordan Wynn could stay healthy, plus USC comes to Salt Lake City.
In the North, Oregon will of course be the favorite and Stanford is going to take some kind of step back. Washington will be very good on offense and couldn’t be worse on defense. But the most interesting questions, what effect will Rich Rod and Mike Leach have?
Next year is going to be the start of A LOT of FUN in the Pac-12. Great Coaches all over. A real TV deal. USC can play for the title. ITS GOING TO BE A BLAST.
Too bad 3/4’s of the nation will miss it being told that the Big 10 is better.