In the worst-kept secret in the Pac-12, the Bruins finished first in the South despite their 35-17 loss to Stanford over the weekend.
Despite their weekend loss to Stanford, the UCLA Bruins still didn't need to use their tiebreaker in the South as their 6-3 conference record was one game better than the USC Trojans.
The Bruins will now face off against Stanford again this Friday for the Pac-12 Championship. Unfortunately for UCLA though, this go-around will be on Stanford's home turf. And considering that they lost to the same team by 18 in the Rose Bowl just six days prior, the Bruins will undoubtedly be facing an uphill battle.
As for the USC, the Trojans' last game was against Notre Dame since they had already completed their conference slate. But with the Trojans dropping four of the last five, it's highly likely that coach Lane Kiffin will be on the hot seat in the upcoming weeks - making his job situation more of a story than whatever bowl game USC finds itself in.
Below are the complete conference standings:
Pacific-12 Conference Standings
(updated 11.25.2012 at 11:51 PM EST)
|Oregon State Beavers||6||3||8||3|
|California Golden Bears||2||7||3||9|
|Washington State Cougars||1||8||3||9|