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Pac-12 division title chase update 11/19: Five teams still alive

Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Utah still have paths to the Pac-12 Championship Game.

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Control their destiny

Stanford 8-2 (7-1)

Remaining games: Cal, Notre Dame

Stanford let a chance to put the North away slip through their fingers last week in Palo Alto when they lost to Oregon. They can still lock in the North this Saturday if they take care of business in The Big Game. If they get upset by Cal, they will have to hope Oregon loses to USC or gets upset in their own rivalry game.

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Oregon 7-3 (5-2)

Remaining games: USC, Oregon State

The Ducks have been clinging to remote division title hopes for more than a month now and they have refused to let them die. They now just need Stanford to lose to Cal Saturday and beat USC and Oregon State in Eugene.


Control their destiny

USC 7-3 (5-2)

Remaining games: at Oregon, UCLA

The Trojans have battled back from a pretty dark place and now amazingly control their own destiny. The bad news for them is that they are going to have to win a cold road game against the conference's hottest team to have a good shot at hanging onto that control.

UCLA 7-3 (4-3)

Remaining games: at Utah, at USC

The Bruins also control their own destiny but they have a really tough path to keeping control. They have to head to Salt Lake City to take on a likely angry Utah team and then go across town to play a USC team that is dying to end their losing streak to them.

Need help

Utah 8-2 (5-2)

Remaining games: UCLA, Colorado

The Utes lost their control in Tucson Saturday night and now have to take care of business against UCLA and Colorado and hope that USC loses to Oregon or UCLA. The good news for them is that the help they need isn't that unlikely.