February 28, 2007
At some time or another, everybody must face the stark reality. For eight teams in the Pac-10 conference, that came last week when they were mathematically eliminated from capturing the Pac-10 title. The conference champ is set to be the second-ranked UCLA Bruins. They have clinched no worse than a tie for the conference championship and the only team that can stop them from winning an outright championship is the team they will face tomorrow - the 13th-ranked Washington State Cougars.
As irony would have it, the Cougars and Bruins played their very first conference games against each other back in December - when the Bruins were pegged by the traditional media as the conference favorites and the Cougars? Well, they were also pegged as the conference favorites
for the cellar.
...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now for a FREE Trial