The Arizona Wildcats are Pac-10 champions!
Sean Miller and his team do not have to feel ashamed about the league being down. Conference RPIs aren’t listed on championship banners. A coach’s bio never says, “He won his conference 12 times (but a couple of them were against some really crummy teams).” There is absolutely no reason to apologize.
The Cats will, however, have to apologize if they think their work is done.