The Stanford Cardinal are heading to the Rose Bowl after beating the UCLA Bruins in Friday's Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night to claim the conference title. It will be the Cardinal's third BCS bowl in as many years and a fine cap to a season that saw them go 11-2 and 8-1 in the conference, with a marquee win over the Oregon Ducks in Eugene.
Speaking of the Ducks, it looks as if they will also be going to a BCS bowl despite not making the Pac-12 Championship Game. They will likely be heading to the Fiesta Bowl as an at-large pick after going 11-1 on the year.
UCLA's season didn't end as they had hoped it will with consecutive losses to Stanford putting a damper on a year that saw them win the Pac-12 South title and topple the USC Trojans, but they will still get the chance at a 10-win season in their bowl game. The Trojans will be going bowling as well despite conceding Los Angeles to the Bruins for a year in a disappointing 7-5 season.
Joining Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC in bowl games will be Oregon St., Washington, Arizona and Arizona St. in a fine season for the Pac-12 that saw eight teams win at least seven games.
UCLA Bruins 9-4 (6-3)
USC Trojans 7-5 (5-4)
Arizona State Sun Devils 7-5 (5-4)
Arizona Wildcats 7-5 (4-5)
Utah Utes 5-7 (3-6)
Colorado Buffaloes 1-11 (1-8)
Stanford Cardinal 11-2 (8-1)
Oregon Ducks 12-1 (8-1)
Oregon State Beavers 9-3 (6-3)
Washington Huskies 7-5 (5-4)
California Golden Bears 3-9 (2-7)
Washington State Cougars 3-9 (1-8)