Cal posted only one victory on the final day of the Pac-12 men's swimming and diving championships Saturday but came away with its second straight conference title in Federal Way, Wash.
Ryan Murphy won the 200-yard backstroke, helping the Bears amass 786 points in the four-day meet. Stanford was second at 661, followed by USC at 621.
The Cardinal had won 31 straight conference titles before falling last season to the Bears.
Chris Viall allowed no earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, and the Stanford bullpen limited visiting Kansas to one earned run in a 5-4 win. The Cardinal (6-8) jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
Santa Clara (7-9) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth for a 9-8 win over Pacific. Peter Summerville had an RBI double, and Casey Munoz had a walk-off run-scoring single.
San Jose State (4-12) managed just five hits in a 5-2 loss to UC Davis.
Six running backs combined to rush 26 times for 177 yards in San Jose State's first scrimmage of spring practice. Thomas Tucker (52 yards) and Jarrod Lawson (20 yards) led the way.
San Jose State (11-10) lost to Arizona State 10-1 in Fullerton.
Santa Clara (3-13) beat Stony Brook 9-1 in six innings before falling to Fairleigh Dickinson 9-1 in five innings at the Cal Poly Mustang Classic. In the first game, Kelly Scribner went 3 for 4 with a homer.
Staff writer Jon Wilner contributed to this report.