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December 31, 2008 at 11:11 AM

So do you feel Pac-10 pride?

Oregon State is about to kick off the Sun Bowl as I write this, attempting to keep the Pac-10 undefeated during the post-season.
Oregon’s Holiday Bowl win last night made the Pac-10 3-0, and while the Beavers are in a tough spot today without the brothers Rodgers, USC is a heavy favorite to win tomorrow.
And a 4-1 record would to a lot to help burnish the image of the conference, which took some shots during the season from national pundits who pegged it as not as good as some of the others, particularly the SEC,
It would also continue what has been a decent bowl run for the conference the last few years. The Pac-10 has gone 17-11 in bowl games since the 2003 season, not including this year, including a 15-6 record in bowl games against other BCS conference schools (that obviously means the Pac-10 has gone 2-5 in bowl games against non-BCS schools, losing twice to BYU, and once each to Wyoming, Fresno State and Hawaii).
Question today is, does any of that matter to you? As diehard fans of a team that hasn’t been to a bowl game since 2002, does it make you feel any better at all that at least the conference continues to make a decent showing in the post-season?
I’m guessing it probably doesn’t a whole lot, especially when it’s Oregon and Oregon State doing a lot of the winning the past few years, but I’m curious to hear your views so comment away.
BOWL POOL UPDATE: We have a four-way tie at the top at 14-3, but 17 others lurk just a game back and another 32 just two games back, and with five games on tap today, there could be a lot of fluctuation. So stay tuned.
And for what it’s worth, I’m suddenly making a real run, having gotten the last seven correct before today and am now up to 74.3 percent (thanks for all the congratulatory notes). In today’s games I have Air Force, Oregon State (picked when I thought the team might be healthy), Boston College, Kansas and Georgia Tech.

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