UCLA On Its Way to Pac-12 Championship

The Bruins are officially in the conference's inaugural conference championship game...

It's a strange world.

UCLA, at 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference, has gained a berth in the first-ever Pac-12 Championship Game, regardless of the outcome of its game against USC tomorrow.

Some things had to fall UCLA's way and the big one did today.

Colorado beat Utah, 17-14 Friday afternoon. Utah, with a win, would have been in the driver's seat to represent the Pac-12 South, but they now fall to 4-5 in the conference.

Arizona State stands at 4-4 and, even if the Sun Devils beat Cal tonight and draw even with UCLA at 5-4, they would lose out to the Bruins in a tiebreaker.

USC, which leads the Pac-12 South with a record of 6-2 is, of course, banned from post-season play.

So, the UCLA Bruins will be the Pac-12 South representative in the conference championship game.

UCLA can actually win the Pac-12 South title outright with a win over USC Saturday.

Their opponent in the championship game has yet to be determined. If Oregon beats Oregon State Saturday, it will be the Pac-12 North Champion. If Oregon loses to OSU, Stanford is the champion. Either Oregon or Stanford will host the game Friday, December 2nd.

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