Found November 20, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Just two years ago, the Pac-12 didn't come close to filling its bowl allotment, sending four teams to the postseason. Two of those teams went to BCS bowls -- Oregon played for the national championship and Stanford played in the Orange -- but it wasn't what the conference was hoping for, even as a 10-team conference. In its first season as the Pac-12, the conference bounced back, sending seven teams to bowl games a year ago. It's even better this season: eight bowl-eligible teams, two possibly to BCS games, an outside shot at the national title game. After a season of teams beating up on each other and some surprising upsets, the Pac-12 has re-emerged as a powerhouse conference. "It's just indicative that this conference is really good and really competitive, and I think has done pretty well on a national scope," Oregon State coach Mike Riley said Tuesday. There's still a lot to be decided in the final two weeks. No. 15 UCLA has t...
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