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.
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.