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The Pac-12 had a good season in getting teams to bowl games, with nine of 12 earning postseason bids.

Getting wins was another story.

The Pac-12 finished 1-8 in bowl games in 2017, one of the worst showings by a Power Five conference.

"Sometimes you have those years and everybody says that it's a bad conference," Washington coach Chris Petersen said. "I don't really think that. I think you need to look at the games individually and kind of anaylize them that way."

The Pac-12's only victory came at Heart of Dallas Bowl, where Utah, which went 3-6 in conference, beat West Virginia 30-14.

No. 15 Stanford was closest to adding to the conference's win haul, losing 39-37 to TCU in the Alamo Bowl.

No. 12 Washington had one of the nation's top defenses during the regular season, but No. 9 Penn State ran through and around the Huskies for a 35-28 win in the Fiesta Bowl.
Arizona State lost its final game under fired coach Todd Graham 52-31 to North Carolina State in the Sun Bowl and rival Arizona lost 38-35 to Purdue in the Foster Farms Bowl.
No. 8 USC had a big letdown in its bowl game, losing 24-7 to No. 5 Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl. UCLA didn't fare much better than its rival, losing 35-17 to Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl.
No. 21 Washington State was blown out 42-17 by No. 18 Michigan State in the Holiday.
Oregon also lost 38-28 to Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.