A reader passed along that in 2002, Washington coach Rick Neuheisel coined the phrase, “Northwest Championship.” If Washington beat Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State, it won the Northwest Championship, Neuheisel said.
Now back to the state of California championship that Clay Helton said USC won last weekend after it beat UCLA (and previously Stanford and Cal). What happens if Stanford wins the Pac-12 North and upsets the Trojans in the conference title game?
Do the Cardinal also have a claim to state champs or is there a tiebreaker, like margin of victory involved?
Perhaps state commissioner Helton can answer this next week.