Carey broke numerous Pac-12 and Arizona records this past season as a sophomore.
The final regular season BlogPoll results are in and both Arizona and Arizona State were just outside the top 25.
The veteran Cardinals linebacker said the team needs to be consistent and they will eventually break out of their slump.
The former Wildcats quarterback was named the starter for the rest of the season, as Michael Vick recovers from a concussion he sustained in November.
Neither team finished in the BCS top-25 after the final week of the season but both will go bowling.
The Pac-12 will have eight teams representing them in various bowls including the Stanford Cardinal in the Rose Bowl and the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl.