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2012 Pac-12 Football Standings: Stanford wins Pac-12; UCLA, USC among eight going bowling

Stanford took down UCLA to win the Pac-12, but the Bruins and Trojans are still among eight teams from the conference going bowling.


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.

Pac-12 South

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)

Pac-12 North

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)