Pac-12 Football is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
They have eight bowl-eligible teams and although the favorite Oregon Ducks are not playing for the National Championship for the second time in three years, they are returning to Glendale, Ariz. This time the No. 4 Ducks will be playing in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl where they will take on the No. 5 Kansas St. Wildcats.
With two teams in top six in the final BCS rankings and four teams in the top 17, the Pac-12 is looking to dominate the bowl season as USC and Arizona State both received votes in the USA Today/Coaches Poll.
As unbelievable as it sounds, it was the UCLA Bruins that made a return trip to the Pac-12 Championship Game, not the Oregon Ducks.
Coach David Shaw took his 10-2 (8-1) Stanford Cardinal to the program's first Conference Championship Game on Nov. 30 against the Bruins and beat them twice in a week to secure the Rose Bowl appearance and conference title.
After the final week of the regular season and Championship weekend, my original projections failed miserably. I am here now to set the record straight and give you everything that you need to know to be prepped for the bowl games from the "Conference of Champions."