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June 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Celebrating the end of the Pac-10

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The Pac-10 Conference officially becomes the Pac-12 on Friday, putting an end to an era of football that was pretty good for the Washington Huskies overall, though UW fans admittedly would have liked a little better finishing kick.

The Tucson Citizen had a handy breakdown of the relevant Pac-10-only standings last week.

And you can see that UW ranks well in all of them — the Huskies were either alone in second or tied with UCLA in every list.

Here’s a look at the conference standings during the Pac-10 era, which began in 1978 when Arizona and Arizona State became members:

USC 168-75-5
Washington 157-105-3
UCLA 151-109-5
Oregon 144-117-2
Arizona State 135-118-4
Arizona 128-131-6
Stanford 123-140-3
Cal 107-158-5
WSU 101-161-4
Oregon State 81-179-5

One reminder — the numbers don’t come close to adding up, in part because USC just had a bunch of wins vacated, though the losses remained for the teams that were defeated. Also, for a number of years teams played different numbers of conference games each season — there were seasons in which some teams played nine conference games and some as few as seven before things were finally standardized in the ’90s.

UW also is second, or tied for second with UCLA, in overall wins, bowl games, BCS bowls and Rose Bowls, among other things.

Obviously, the Huskies did the bulk of that work in the period from 1978-2003 when they achieved at least a .500 overall record each season. It hasn’t been too pretty since 2004.

But in general, the Huskies will look back fondly on the Pac-10 era, which they began as the defending champs after a third-year breakthrough under Don James and ended again seemingly on the upswing under Steve Sarkisian.

Before we say goodbye to the Pac-10 for good, I figured we’d spend one last week looking back. So over the next five days here we’ll produce a few lists of highlights of the Pac-10 era — Top 10 UW Offensive Players of the Pac-10 era, top 10 defensive players, 10 best games, 10 best plays and 10 best bowls. As always, suggestions and civil disagreement are encouraged.

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