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Pac-12 formed, CA. schools split between divisions

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California schools will be divided when the Pac-12 conference splits into football divisions next year following its recent expansion.

Commissioner Larry Scott said at a news conference in San Francisco on Thursday that UCLA, Southern California, Arizona, Arizona State and conference newcomers Utah and Colorado will make up one division. Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State will be in the other.

"Our key objective was to transform the Pac-10 to a modern 12-team conference that has long-term strength, increased value, competitive balance and is fan friendly and we have done that with these monumental decisions today," commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. "By unanimously adopting a plan for equal revenue sharing we have created a conference with a strong foundation for long term success. It's an exciting day for the Pac-12 and all of our fans."

The conference needed to split into divisions in order to stage a lucrative football title game. It will be played in December 2011 at the home of the team with the best overall conference record.

Cal and USC have played every year since 1929, while Cal has played UCLA each season since 1933. Stanford has played both Los Angeles schools each year since 1946.

USC athletic director Pat Haden has expressed his disappointment with this split.

"I told [the rest of the athletic directors] my alumni will kill me if we don't play the Northern California schools," Haden said a week ago when word of the alignment leaked out.

"I proposed a 5-2-2 model that has us playing the five schools [in our division] every year and then have the Northern California schools as part of our regular two and then rotate the other two. We need to play Stanford and Cal."

There will be no division split in other sports. Men's and women's basketball teams will play an 18-game conference schedule that includes home-and-home games with traditional rivals, six rotating home-and-homes and single games against the remaining four conference teams.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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It turned out better than I thought. Originally all the CA schools would be in the same division, then the other schools in by them selves. They mixed it up a little with CAL in the other division. I think it helped them out.

I like it.
  • crzy
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This really sucks for Cal and Stanford.
We are going to cakewalk to the championship game each year. Stoked.
Originally posted by nipplehead:
We are going to cakewalk to the championship game each year. Stoked.

I dunno about that. Stoops has started to get Arizona's program rolling. Utah is a pretty solid program, I don't think you can mark them down as an easy out. UCLA is looking better, but still a cupcake team. Colorado is a cupcake team.

And then my Devils, this is probably our best team since 2005 and only 1 senior starts (I know we we won a lot in 07, but that was mostly due to PAC-10 being soft).

And then your Trojans aren't the same dominant program. Kiffin has still NEVER proven he is a good head football coach.

I'd honestly say my Devils will be the favorite to win our division next year. Arizona is losing a lot of key players, UCLA/ Colorado have no chance, and I can't see Utah winning it in their first year, leaving ASU or USC who both have very young teams.

[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Oct 21, 2010 at 20:10:03 ]
Originally posted by crzy:
This really sucks for Cal and Stanford.

why?
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by crzy:
This really sucks for Cal and Stanford.

why?

more easy teams in the other division for the next 3 years at least

whereas Oregon, OSU, and Washington are on the rise

Stanfords screwed anyways, Harbaugh and luck are leaving anyways
Larry Scott said "...It's an exciting day for the Pac-12 and all of our fans."

Way to NOT have your pulse on the opinion of the fans, you jackhole, yet speak for us anyway.


Cal and USC have played every year since 1929, while Cal has played UCLA each season since 1933. Stanford has played both Los Angeles schools each year since 1946.

R.I.P. ^^^THIS
I don't like this at all. Cal will never make it to the championship game, so you can say goodbye to playing USC and UCLA. Stanford is most likely in the same position once Harbaugh leaves.
Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
Larry Scott said "...It's an exciting day for the Pac-12 and all of our fans."

Way to NOT have your pulse on the opinion of the fans, you jackhole, yet speak for us anyway.


Cal and USC have played every year since 1929, while Cal has played UCLA each season since 1933. Stanford has played both Los Angeles schools each year since 1946.

R.I.P. ^^^THIS

ASU fans are extremely happy with it
well this is retarded
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by nipplehead:
We are going to cakewalk to the championship game each year. Stoked.

I dunno about that. Stoops has started to get Arizona's program rolling. Utah is a pretty solid program, I don't think you can mark them down as an easy out. UCLA is looking better, but still a cupcake team. Colorado is a cupcake team.

And then my Devils, this is probably our best team since 2005 and only 1 senior starts (I know we we won a lot in 07, but that was mostly due to PAC-10 being soft).

And then your Trojans aren't the same dominant program. Kiffin has still NEVER proven he is a good head football coach.

I'd honestly say my Devils will be the favorite to win our division next year. Arizona is losing a lot of key players, UCLA/ Colorado have no chance, and I can't see Utah winning it in their first year, leaving ASU or USC who both have very young teams.

hmmm....it appears ASU's Dean, Michael Crow, was CEO of the Executive Group for the PAC-10, who worked with Scott to get the Chancellor's to agree.

Coincidence that it was best situation for us, I'm sure
The best thing that can happen is the addition of 4 more schools from the desert Southwest or the Rockies or something. Then you can have two 8 team conferences. One of which would hopefully be:

UW/WSU/UO/OSU/Cal/Stanford/UCLA/USC


But really, this was all foreseeable, wasn't it?
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by nipplehead:
We are going to cakewalk to the championship game each year. Stoked.

I dunno about that. Stoops has started to get Arizona's program rolling. Utah is a pretty solid program, I don't think you can mark them down as an easy out. UCLA is looking better, but still a cupcake team. Colorado is a cupcake team.

And then my Devils, this is probably our best team since 2005 and only 1 senior starts (I know we we won a lot in 07, but that was mostly due to PAC-10 being soft).

And then your Trojans aren't the same dominant program. Kiffin has still NEVER proven he is a good head football coach.

I'd honestly say my Devils will be the favorite to win our division next year. Arizona is losing a lot of key players, UCLA/ Colorado have no chance, and I can't see Utah winning it in their first year, leaving ASU or USC who both have very young teams.

hmmm....it appears ASU's Dean, Michael Crow, was CEO of the Executive Group for the PAC-10, who worked with Scott to get the Chancellor's to agree.

Coincidence that it was best situation for us, I'm sure

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