Q. Could the Pac-12 have made any bigger of a mess of its season than it already has?
You can start by putting the league on the playoff scrap heap along with the Big 12 thanks to Oregon’s loss to Oregon State. The Ducks were the league’s highest-ranked team in the first College Football Playoff rankings at a longshot No. 15 (USC, at No. 18, was the league’s only other ranked team) and seemed to represent the conference’s best playoff hope. That hope now appears to be gone.
So let’s sort out commissioner Larry Scott’s season of disarray.
With the cancellation of last Saturday’s USC-Colorado game, the only two unbeaten teams in the South Division probably won’t get to play, since the Pac-12 now has just two weekends left before the league championship game on Dec. 18.
What if USC and Colorado both finish unbeaten? You know the