And then there were two: Final polls

The Pac-10 entered the bowl season with five ranked teams, more than any other conference.

It finished the bowl season with two ranked teams, none in the top 10.

That’s what a 2-5 bowl season will do.

Oregon finished ranked 11th in both polls after losing the Rose Bowl to Ohio State. The Buckeyes bounced up to No. 5.

USC, after beating Boston College in the Emerald Bowl, finished 22nd in the AP poll and 20th with the coaches. That means the Trojans have now finished ranked every year since 2002.

Oregon State, Stanford and Arizona finished among the “others receiving votes.”

Each of them finished with five losses, and only one five-loss team — Clemson — finished ranked in either poll. The Tigers were 24th in the AP poll and unranked by the coaches.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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