Sunday, December 2, 2012
Pac-12 has 4 in final regular-season polls
By Ted Miller
Oregon and Stanford lead four Pac-12 teams in the final regular-season AP and coaches' polls.
Oregon ranks No. 3 in the coaches' poll, which counts in the BCS standings, while it's fifth in the AP poll. Rose Bowl-bound Stanford is eighth in both polls. The Cardinal will play Big Ten champion Wisconsin, which will be the first five-loss team to play in the Rose Bowl. The Badgers are 23rd in the coaches' poll after blasting Nebraska 70-31.
The Ducks are likely to play Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. The Wildcats are sixth with the coaches and seventh in the AP poll.
Oregon State is 14th with the coaches and 15th in the AP poll. UCLA is 19th with the coaches and 17th in the AP poll.
Both polls have Notre Dame and Alabama ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. They will meet for the BCS national title in Miami on Jan. 7.