- The Pac-10's first game features the California Golden Bears squaring off
against the fifth ranked Kansas State Wildcats in the BCA Classic.
- The first two weeks of the season see the Pac-10 facing three road games
against Top 10 competition: California at No. 6 Kansas State, USC at No. 5
Auburn, and Washington at No. 2 Ohio State.
- The Pac-10 has six bowl game arrangements this year: the Rose Bowl, the
Holiday Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Insight Bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl and the Silicon
- This year ABC will televise 14 Pac-10 games, Fox Sports will air 12 and
TBS will air six.
- Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in the Top 25 (USC, Arizona State, and Washington).
A total of eight Pac-10 teams receive some sort of poll support.
- The media poll has correctly selected the Pac-10 champion 20 of 42 times,
including the last four out of five years.
- USC was selected as the Pac-10 champ by the media. The last time this was
the case was in 1996 when the Trojans finished fifth.
- Oregon State was selected to finish anywhere from fourth to ninth by media
- The last two years the team picked to finish last in the conference posted
winning records. (Washington State in 2001 and California in 2002)
- Six different teams have been the pre-season favorite the last six years.
Five different teams have won the Pac-10 title in the last five years and
seven different teams have won the title over the last eight years.
- The Pac-10 is 84-34 (.712) out of conference the last three years. They
were 32-15 (.681) last year.
- The Pac-10 sent seven teams to bowl games last year. USC and UCLA were
the only teams that won.
- The Pac-10 had 32 first round picks in the 2003 NFL draft.
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