A season-ending look at the Pac-10
If an abundance of mediocrity indicates overall strength, then the Pac-10 was a strong conference this season -- perhaps the strongest, top-to-bottom, by that measure. Eight teams ended up bowl-eligible and nine owned five or more victories, with only five of those wins coming against I-AA foes.
But college football isn't about equality or sharing the wealth. It's about excellence, and judging a conference comes down to how many -- and where -- teams are nationally ranked.
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