Looks good on paper, but Pac-10 midseason arrives with thud

Updated: October 10, 2007, 4:10 PM ET
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com

Four Pac-10 teams are ranked among the top 14, more than any other conference. So why does the midseason report arrive with a dull thud rather than an earth-shattering kaboom?

Because, on the heels of USC's choke job against Stanford in the Coliseum, the overall ledger feels like an underachievement. Because it seems less likely than it did a week ago that the conference will play its way into two BCS bowl games, the ultimate badge of honor in college football.

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