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Washington gives Pac-12 chance to be conference of champions in football 1 more time before leaving

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Jan 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-07 13:11:37-05

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The curtain will close on the Pac-12’s final season as a Power Five football conference on the biggest stage in the sport. Washington, one of 10 schools leaving the conference this coming summer, beat Texas 37-31 in the Sugar Bowl to earn a spot in College Football Playoff national title game against No. 1 Michigan on Monday. Lack of playoff success, or even participation, was one of several issues that brought upon the Pac-12’s demise. The second-ranked Huskies snapped six-year CFP drought for the Pac-12, winning the conference in its most entertaining and competitive season in years.

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