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Pac-12 Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

Pac-12's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
If there is one league in college football this season that needs to take it easy in the non-conference slate, it’s the Pac-12. Larry Scott has built what could be the best conference in college football in 2014 and it would make sense for most of the programs to take it easy outside of their league. But, for most of the contenders out West this fall, that couldn't be further...

Pac-12 Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
2014 Pac-12 PredictionsNorth DivisionPac-12Overall1. Oregon (No. 6)7-211-22. Stanford (No. 12)7-29-33. Washington (No. 24)5-49-44. Oregon State (No. 53)3-66-65. Washington State (No. 56)3-66-66. California (No. 76)1-82-10South DivisionPac-12Overall1. UCLA (No. 7)7-210-32. USC (No. 14)6-39-33. Arizona State (No. 16)6-39-34. Arizona (No. 45)4-57-55. Utah (No. 54)4-56-66. Colorado (No. 71)1-84-8Pac...

The College Football Playoff: The Only 12 Contenders

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Just reading the words “playoff contender” warms the soul, doesn’t it?Or “playoff berth,” “playoff contention” or “postseason bid.”No one really knows what to expect from the College Football Playoff or Playoff Selection Committee — not the fans, not the media and not the coaches. But we all can agree that it’s going to be...

College Football's Best Head Coach-Quarterback Tandems for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The old saying about the Jimmys and Joes is true.Winning games in college football is about the players. If your favorite team has the best players, more times than not, your favorite team is going to win the game. And the most important player on any gridiron is the quarterback. This isn’t really up for debate.That said, the head coach (obviously) is the most influential non-player piece...

2014 College Football Rankings: #7 UCLA

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
UCLA has won 19 games in two years under Jim Mora, but the Bruins have their sights set on even bigger goals in 2014. With 15 starters back, UCLA is Athlon Sports’ favorite to win the Pac-12 South in 2014. And if all of the pieces fall into place, the Bruins have the schedule and personnel to make a run at a spot in college football’s new four-team playoff. Quarterback Brett Hundley...

Who Leads the Pac-12 in Passing Yards in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
The Pac-12 is always home to some of the nation’s top offenses, and the quarterback play in the league should be strong once again in 2014.Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is one of the favorites to win the Heisman, and big things are expected of Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. Kelly finished with 3,635 yards last season, while Hundley threw for 3,071 yards...

UCLA, USC or Arizona State: Who Wins the Pac-12 South in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With six teams expected to be ranked in the preseason polls, the Pac-12 should provide plenty of must-see games during 2014.On paper, the South Division appears to be a three-team race between Arizona State, UCLA and USC. Arizona is slightly behind the top three teams, but if Rich Rodriguez can find a few answers on offense, the Wildcats will be a sleeper team. Utah and Colorado will likely be...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Every year, it seems the Pac-12 is home to some of the top quarterbacks in the nation. And it should be no surprise that narrative holds true in 2014, as the league possesses three potential All-American candidates this year.Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is one of the nation’s top signal-callers and should benefit form a full offseason to recover from a knee injury. Mariota is a Heisman...

The All-Pac-12 Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 days ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...