"As the committee continues to hone its message regarding how it views the season, parsing a particular segment of games and implying it had greater weight than others seemed misleading and inconsistent."
- NCAA Division I men's basketball committee chairman and SEC conference commissioner Mike Slive commenting on the selection committee's elimination of a team's results in its final 12 games of the season as a criteria for the selection committee to consider in picking the 34 at-large teams for the post-season tournament.
Championship season is over at the Creek and the Pac-10 officially leads all conferences by capturing 11 NCAA titles in the 2008-09 athletic year - more than doubling the next-nearest contending conference.
The updated 2008-09 Director's Cup standings were released and 14-time defending champ Stanford officially clinched their 15th consecutive title while the Pac-10 placed eight schools in the Top 25.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the last 12 games in a men's basketball team's season has been eliminated as a criteria for selecting the 34 at-large teams in the annual men's post-season basketball tournament.
In men's swimming, the Cardinal have landed the nation's top recruiting class according to Collegeswimming.com.
In men's soccer, the Beavers named Northern Illinois men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons as their new head coach.
In baseball, freshman pitcher Trevor Bauer was named to the All-America first team by Baseball America.
In track and field, Alysia Johnsonfinished seventh in the women's 800 meter final at the USA Track & Field Championships.
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