Pac-Tending 11-28-07

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"It's just unfortunate that you can't have a playoff system."
- USC head football coach Pete Carroll regarding the BCS system.
More good NCAA news at the Creek as six conference schools were invited to the NCAA women's volleyball tournament and two teams advance to the third round in the women's soccer tournament.
Also, all-conference selections were made in women's volleyball and conference champion Stanford swept all the awards, landing Coach, Player and Freshman of the year for John Dunning, Foluke Akinradewo and Alix Klineman, respectively.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the College Sports Information Directors of America honored Stanford defender Rachel Buehler as the 2007 Women's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year.
In football, the Trojans defeated Arizona State, 44-24, to improve to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Senior defensive lineman Lawrence Jackson was named as the conference's defensive player of the week.
In women's soccer, USC defeated Florida and will play West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
In women's hoop, junior center Nadia Parker was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, Wazzu defeated rival Washington, 42-35, to finish their season at 5-7 overall and 3-6 in conference play. Head coach Bill Doba stepped down as head coach. Redshirt senior quarterback Alex Brink was named as the conference's offensive player of the week.
In men's hoop, 6th-ranked Wazzu defeated Montana, Mississippi Valley State and Air Force to remain undefeated on the year at 6-0.
In women's hoop, the Cougars lost to North Carolina State and Alabama to drop to 1-4 overall on the year.
In volleyball, WSU lost to Oregon but defeated Oregon State to finish their season at 10-22 overall and 1-17 in conference play.
In football, the Huskies lost to rival Wazzu, 44-24, to fall to 4-8 overall and 2-7 in conference play.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats defeated Adams State and lost to Kansas to move to 3-2 overall on the year.
In football, the Ducks were shut out by UCLA, 16-0, to fall to 8-3 overall and 5-3 in conference play.
Oregon State
In men's hoop, the Beavers beat Idaho State and Portland to improve to 3-2 overall on the year.
Arizona State
In football, the Sun Devils lost to USC, 44-24, to drop to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play.
In football, freshman running back Jahvid Best is out for the season due to a hip injury.
In football, the Bruins shut out Oregon, 16-0, to improve to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play. Freshman kicker Kai Forbath was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.
In men's hoop, freshman forward Kevin Love was named as the conference's player of the week.
In football, the Cardinal lost to Notre Dame, 21-14, to fall to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
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