Skip to comments.Pac-12 Suffers Worst Bowl Season Ever For a Power-5 Conference
Posted on 12/31/2017 6:48:29 AM PST by C19fan
This bowl season was one that Pac-12 teams would not mind forgetting. With three-fourths of the conference headed to bowl games, there was potential for the Pac-12 to have an impressive showing and prove that despite not having a team qualify for the College Football Playoff, it is still one of the better Power-5 conferences. Instead, Utah was the only one of the nine teams to win its bowl game and the Pac-12 ended the bowl season with the worst record ever for a Power-5 Conference for an entire bowl season.
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Pac was way down on talent this year especially on the defensive side.
The virtual Championship is a joke no matter who they choose. Until they have a Championship of Champions it is nothing but an ESPN beauty contest.
There are too many bowl games to even try to keep track of what teams are playing and what they bring to those games.
One of our younger adult relatives has a unique memory when it comes to current and past college and pro sport teams.
So I ask him what bowl games to consider watching.
His response this year was to watch Midsummer Murders or something similar.
SEC is doing pretty badly too. Big 10 is dominating though.
It’s a shame the SEC got two teams in the final 4. I guess they have to stack the deck to help better their chances of winning a national title.
With the advent of the College Football Playoffs, the non CFP bowl games have become more meaningless than they were before. There have been a handful of competitive well played games, but for most contests, it is obvious neither team cares.
Pac 12 sucks. USC was good when they had Reggie Bush but look how well that worked out. All they can do is cheat to win. Karma’s a bitch.
Who should have been in if not AL?
More like an ESPN partnership prize. SEC and ESPN are in bed with each other. Hence why when the SEC is weak they still get two teams in the final 4.
Meanwhile the next conference in bowl games this year has 0 teams in the final 4.
Ohio state or USC.
I noticed that most of the Big10 match-ups had the Big10 ranked higher than their opponents; therefore, it makes sense that they are winning more of their games.
I laugh when I hear all these “learned” ESPN analysts say expanding the playoff would be too much for the “student” as athletes. Oh please. In FCS, Division II and III they have anywhere from a 16 to 32 team playoff. I guess those student athletes don’t matter since almost none of them are going to be playing in the NFL, which matters most to the flunkies at ESPN.
I think it proves that the college football overlords can’t really judge teams properly.
Big 10 is 6 and 0 I believe in bowl games. Clearly they are better than anyone gives them credit for. They should have played tougher teams in bowl games. SEC only has 1 win so far and that’s over a 3rd place Atlantic conference team. They should have paired up more SEC teams against the weak Pac12. And let the three tougher conferences play each other.
They play well the committee gave them and won. So far no losses! Read my comment above... It addresses this situation.
How does the Big 10 get left out this year? They had 3 teams that deserved by the fake standards.
How does a team not even in their Championship get in? You have to have a real Championship.
Take the Power 5 Champions and add 3 at large Champions and have a 3 game real championship.
Ever since big 10 dropped abc/ESPN they have been on the outs with ESPN. ESPN lobbies against the big 10 every year.
Even last year they didn’t put in the big 10 cheap and instead of in Ohio state. This year they ignore the big 10 champ.
Oh and big 10 is 7 and 0 in bowl games. Wisconsin beat Miami!!! Yes Miami that was ranked #2 near end of the season! Big 10 should have had 2 teams in the final 4 of anyone deserved it... They did. SEC is a very weak division.
PAC-12 underperformed last bowl season as well.
Next year. (Go Huskies)
You have 5 major conferences and each of those should be represented. This year you could have left out the Pac and came up with a Championship of majors. How hard is that?
Big 10 teams also all beat the spread, except Northwestern playing without their starting QB. That’s impressive!
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