Andrew Luck and LaMichael James of Oregon are sporting NFL uniforms. A third of the teams have new coaches and even the role of the conference's crown jewel — the Rose Bowl — might be morphing into something else as the BCS explores a playoff system.
Arizona State wasted a record-setting game for receiver Gerell Robinson and repeated chances to hang with No. 8 Boise State Thursday night in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, falling 56-24 and failing to send off outgoing coach Dennis Erickson on a winning note.
LaMichael James ran for 219 yards and three touchdowns and No. 8 Oregon beat UCLA 49-31 in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game Friday night for the Ducks' third straight conference title and a likely berth in the Rose Bowl.