Pac-10 Football: Simply the Best

Ken StansellContributor IINovember 23, 2009

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 17:  A California Golden Bears cheerleader waves a flag in front of the Cal band and visitor's section in the game with the UCLA Bruins on October 17, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.   Cal won 45-26.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The current BCS Rankings have four Pac-10 teams in the top 25. 

The previous week's ranking had five Pac-10 teams in the top 25 (Stanford fell out after losing to Cal on Saturday).

This past Saturday, Pac-10 matchups featured Oregon vs. Arizona and Cal vs. Stanford.  Both games had Pac-10 Championship and Rose Bowl implications.  In sharp contrast, the BCS No. 1-ranked team, Florida from the SEC, was playing in a lob-sided blowout against lowly Florida International University. 

Perhaps the Pac-10 should emulate other conferences by adding two new teams to its conference to become the Pac-12 (I suggest Fresno State and Hawaii) and play one more non-conference game than they currently have—preferably late in the season when BCS rankings are on the line.

Nah—I will take the Pac-10 just the way it is—as the best football conference in the nation, where every team plays each other to determine the conference champion.

I look forward to another perfect bowl season for Pac-10 teams—just like last year's bowl season.

Pac-10 Football—simply the best.